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Learning Services Specialist
Date Posted
Friday, January 05, 2018
Toronto, ON
Educational Services
Learning Services Specialist

Job Number:1702305

Faculty / Division:Faculty of Arts and Science


Campus:St. George (downtown Toronto)


Under direct supervision of the Supervisor, Physics Learning Resources Centre, this position provides support to the technical operations of learning programs in the Physics Department. Responsibilities include providing support for classroom demonstrations of physics phenomena, many of which must be staged in very large lecture halls. This position assists in the operation of teaching laboratories, mainly through insuring that all apparatus is functional and available to students as required by course schedules; provides technical advice and support to teaching faculty and teaching assistants in the use of classroom technology and demonstration apparatus; interacts with students during equipment disbursement and when equipment malfunctions; and provides support for outreach and publicity activities of the Physics Department by assisting with the development and deployment of displays and demonstrations. Specific responsibilities include assisting with the design, development, construction, testing, debugging, modifying, repairing and documentation of specialized laboratory and demonstration equipment. The incumbent provides suggestions about the purchase of new equipment, maintenance of existing equipment, and about maintenance and necessary renovations to laboratory spaces to the Director of the Physics Learning Resources Centre and to academic staff. The incumbent provides occasional assistance for other Learning Services activities. Duties are moderately complex in nature.



Minimum Qualifications:


  • Community or Technical College diploma (3 year program) in Engineering/Technology or acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience. Some knowledge of physics in post-secondary courses highly desirable.


  • Minimum 3 years’ of recent and related experience in the operation of laboratory equipment and in general laboratory operations. Demonstrated experience with instrument control software (e.g. Labview). Experience implementing and enforcing safety policies in a laboratory.


  • Must be very confident with a wide variety of computer and laboratory technologies, and able to quickly learn and use new technologies. Knowledge of good laboratory safety policies and procedures including the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is required. 


  • Good interpersonal, communication and analytical skills; willingness to take initiative, demonstrated technical ability; excellent organizational skills; ability to multi-task and handle interruptions and meet deadlines; demonstrated ability to interact effectively with students, academic and administrative staff.


Notes:For internal USW candidates, a copy of the detailed job description is available upon request from the Faculty of Arts and Science HR office by emailing:

Employee Group:United Steelworkers (USW)

Appointment Type:Budget - Continuing


Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate:USW Pay Band 10 -- $58,583 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $74,916. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.

Job Field:Professional / Technical

Job Posting:Jan 5, 2018

Job Closing:Jan 15, 2018, 11:59:00 PM