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Program Manager – Physics and Astronomy SEA Change Program

The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) is currently searching for an experienced program manager to assist in the development and implementation of a pilot for the Physics and Astronomy STEMM Equity Achievement (SEA) Change program. This is a half time, temporary (2-year) position. Teleworking is a negotiable option. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a cover letter describing their qualifications and their c.v. to eo@aapt.org.

Daily and Monthly Responsibilities

  • Work closely with project lead at AAPT, physics and astronomy society representatives, and others to develop the components of the Physics and Astronomy SEA Change program, including departmental assessment tools, resources for physics and astronomy departments, and a timeline for this new initiative.
  • Coordinate tools, resources, and activities, with the AAAS institutional SEA Change program.
  • Manage program logistics including for the pilot program with the selected physics departments.
  • In consultation with the project leadership team, develop and manage the budget for this project and be accountable for delivering against established goals/objectives.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and overcome program risks, and produce timely program reports for management and key stakeholders.


  • Ph.D. in physics or related field (preferred)
  • 1+ years in a management role (preference given to those with 2 or more years of program/project management experience)
  • Strong working knowledge of the higher education physics and astronomy community
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM

Statement of Diversity
The American Association of Physics Teachers welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to AAPT's mission "to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching." The American Association of Physics Teachers does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.