has a full-time, academic year,
benefits-eligible Laboratory Instructor position available
beginning the fall semester 2021. The Chemistry Department is
looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual to work
closely with supervising faculty to teach laboratory sections in
courses that may include introductory, organic, or
include experimental design, laboratory
preparation (the generation of laboratory handouts, assembling
chemicals, maintaining equipment/instrumentation, and providing for
the collection and disposal of all laboratory waste), presenting
pre-lab lectures, supervising laboratory sections, supervising
student assistants, providing guidance about data analysis and
scientific writing, and grading pre-lab assignments and laboratory
Successful applicants will join a supportive chemistry department
comprised of nine faculty members, six laboratory instructors, an
instrumentation specialist, and an academic coordinator.
BS or BA degree in chemistry or biochemistry (MS preferred).
Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents
Excellent oral and written communications skills; strong
organizational skills and problem-solving abilities; experience
with laboratory techniques used in introductory chemistry and
organic chemistry required; experience with biochemical techniques
highly valued; ability to provide individual and group instruction
with sensitivity to different learning styles.
Standard Work Days and Hours
Lab hours are typically Monday-Friday beginning around 7:45am and
ending by 5:30pm. Some weekends or evening hours may be
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to
talented students, faculty and staff—with a variety of racial,
ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs;
and gender identities, among other factors.
We welcome applications from candidates committed to the
instruction and support of a diverse student population, and from
those who will enrich and contribute to the multifaceted diversity
of our College. We aspire to be a community in which individuals of
all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and thrive, and where
institutional resources promote the development of equitable and
inclusive teaching practices.
Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the
liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a
preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its
faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of
community; and connections to the people, history, and natural
beauty of Maine.
Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting.
Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the
College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles
from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.
Full Time Academic Year
Background Check Package Requirements
Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle,
rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job?
Is a pre-placement physical required for this position?
Applications Accepted Until
Open Until Filled
Type of Posting
Special Instructions to Applicants
Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit
submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; a statement that
describes your teaching philosophy and how your teaching,
scholarship, and/or mentorship supports our commitment to equity
and inclusion (https://www.aacu.org/making-excellence-inclusive);
and 4) the names and contact information for three references who
have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.
Review of applications will begin on August 2, 2021
continue until the position is filled.
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state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment,
admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular
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ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital
status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or
against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities
on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected
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