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Physics Teacher, College or University Resume


Desired Industry: Education/Teaching/Training SpiderID: 81991
Desired Job Location: Kelowna, British Columbia Date Posted: 5/4/2019
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: July 1st
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: No
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
Highest Degree Attained: Doctoral Willing to Relocate: No


Objective:
After a completing a PhD in theoretical physics, I am looking to shift my focus fully to education. My aim is to transfer some of my passion for understanding the physical world to young people of all backgrounds. I have 6 years of experience as a teaching assistant, both in Canada and abroad, and am active as a volunteer for the language-learning program Duolingo. With patience, creativity, enthusiasm and an ability to get along with anyone, I hope to encourage a calm and productive learning environment for all students.


Experience:
2014-2018: Teaching Assistant, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- Part of the PhD program, one full-semester course per year, mostly in English
- Duties: running tutorials, creating and grading both homework and exams, all evaluated positively by students
- Courses on electrodynamics, special relativity, statistical physics and condensed matter theory

2011-2013: Teaching Assistant, University of British Columbia, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vancouver, Canada
- Duties: running tutorials and lab sessions, grading homework and exams
- Courses included: PHYS 100 (lab), PHYS 170 and PHYS 153 (engineering), PHYS 200, PHYS 508

2011-2013: Research Assistant, University of British Columbia, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vancouver, Canada
- Independent theoretical research, resulting in a publication and three conference presentations

2014-present: Volunteer Course Builder and Forum Moderator, Duolingo
Building and managing the Dutch-English courses on the popular language app Duolingo, as a "Gold Ambassador". This entails:
- Creating a language-learning curriculum based on CEFR learning goals
- Constructing and maintaining a database with thousands of example sentences, all of their possible translations, grammar explanations and hints
- Handling user reports and questions, as well as keeping order on the user forums


Education:
2014-2019: PhD in Theoretical Physics, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- Thesis titled "Symmetries and Topology in Quantum Baths", defended publicly on April 12th, 2019
- International collaboration with a research group in Mexico City
- Two published papers and numerous presentations and seminars

2011-2013: Master of Science in Physics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
- A+ average for coursework and Masters thesis

2007-2010: Bachelor of Science in Physics and Astronomy, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- Graduated with honours and distinction


Skills:
- Creative problem solving
- Critical and analytical thinking
- Crystal clear explanations and presentations
- Coping with stress and setbacks
- Computer skills:
-- Programming in Python and C++
-- Mathematica
-- LaTeX
-- Adobe Illustrator
-- Microsoft Office

Languages
- Dutch (native)
- English (fluent)
- French (moderate)


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