General Biology Specialist - Assistant Course Coordinator

New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Apr 05, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Biology Department at St. Lawrence University invites applications for an Academic Support position starting in Fall 2021 as a General Biology Specialist-Assistant Course Coordinator. The academic support person will join a team of faculty and staff in implementing a dynamic, inquiry-based sequence of courses for both major and non-major students. Primary duties will include teaching two laboratory sections each semester, attending all lectures, participating in a weekly team meeting, participating in a weekly teaching assistant training session, and assisting with course grading. The support person will be responsible for maintaining lab cleanliness and for set up and break down of weekly labs with assistance from student TAs. Additional duties include ordering supplies, maintaining live cultures, making and disposing of reagents, maintenance of lab instrumentation, management of lab budget, training of lab prep TAs, testing lab exercises, and creation of weekly lab lesson plans.

Requiring approximately 40 hours per week, this position requires excellent organizational skills, computer skills, research and data analysis skills, and attention to detail. The candidate also needs excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills to work with undergraduates, a departmental technician, and a team of instructors. A Master’s Degree (or equivalent course work) in Biology or a related sub-discipline is required. Teaching experience is preferred.

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  For full consideration, applications should be received by April 16, 2021. Applications received after that date will be reviewed as needed. Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Lorraine Olendzenski, Search Chair at

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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