Founded in 1992 with 17 students, Regents believes in a Christ-centered education for the whole person, flourishing throughout childhood and into adulthood. We call this classical Christian. Along our journey, the school has grown under the careful care of our community to an 82 acre campus with over 1000 students.
The mission of Regents is to provide a classical and Christian education founded upon and informed by a Christian worldview, that equips students to know, love, and practice that which is true, good and beautiful, and which challenges them to strive for excellence as they live purposefully and intelligently in the service of God and man.
Teach the intro class. This course has a well-developed curriculum which includes instructional units and 8 projects.
Lead the advanced class. This is difficult. The class consists of individuals or groups working on free-lance projects. Past projects have been documented only to a limited degree. Learning curve is steep and instructor and students explore ideas for projects together and learn how to realize them. I can supply a list of past projects, equipment used, and give information about what we did and what we learned.
Teach complex subjects at a basic level to enable students to understand what they are doing. (Example: I taught derivatives to freshmen so they could understand our project of collecting data to form a sigmoid curve and taking its derivative to get a Gaussian curve representing the beam profile of a laser beam.)
Make holograms. This is a standard part of work in the advanced class. Involves high-powered lasers, chemical processing of film (darkroom) and trouble shooting.
Develop ideas for new projects advanced students can undertake.
Maintain and purchase equipment.
Maintain and order supplies.
Maintain lab cleanliness.
Maintain awareness of all student activities to make sure safety and productivity are maintained.
Continue to develop the program by making annual investments in new equipment, replacing damaged equipment, discovering new areas of research.
Install, learn, and operate various computer applications for data collection, spectrum analysis, electro-mechanical control, photography, and other apps.
Organize and lead presentations on basic optics to 4th grade classes. (These may have been discontinued.)
Please contact Jeremy Nueman in Human Resources at email@example.com for more information. Although this opening is for the 2019-2020 school year, Regents is flexible on the timing of starting this position.
BS in physics or engineering.
Thorough knowledge of optics is ideal, but a person strong in physics and engineering can pick up details quickly.
Very important to have as much hands-on experience with shop tools as possible. Ideally, thorough experience with working with metal, wood, power tools, threads, fasteners, machinery, building things, contriving and building jigs, etc.
Knowledge of audio equipment and electronic lab test equipment.
Able to read and interpret technical catalogs, technical specifications.
Teaching experience. This is a teaching position, so ability to manage classes and explain things well is essential.
Very important to be a very organized and fastidious person. There are hundreds of components in the lab, valued at over $200k. To keep all the components organized and to protect them from damage, the lab must be maintained in a high state of organization and tidiness. The only way for this to happen is for the teacher to be organized and fastidious and to inculcate the same qualities in the students on a daily basis.
Knowledge of laser safety a plus, but this can be obtained at a laser safety seminar.
Knowledge of hologram physics and technology a plus.
Knowledge of PCs and how to troubleshoot and maintain computers is highly desired.
Knowledge of LabView software a plus.
Knowledge of advanced mathematics.
Knowledge of chemistry a plus.
About Regents School Of Austin
Regents School of Austin is a unique K-12 school that educates 1,000 students on an 82-acre campus in southwest Austin. Our mission is to provide a classical, Christian education, founded upon and informed by a Christian worldview, that equips students to know, love, and practice that which is true, good and beautiful, and challenges them to strive for excellence as they live purposefully and intelligently in the service of God and man. Regents is well recognized by peers for outstanding accomplishments in teaching, curriculum, students' achievement, parental involvement, and community support.
WORKING AT REGENTS
The academic community at Regents is shaped by the excellence of the faculty, small class sizes, and the continuity of the K-12 program. Regents employees are engaged in an environment that is team-oriented and emergent. To ensure that our faculty is continually developing their skills in accordance with our performance objectives, we have a strong professional growth program. Even so, Regents culture is highly sensitive to the need for work/life balance and believes God made us to work from our rest.