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Laboratory Instructor

Employer
Bowdoin College
Location
Maine, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Other Science & Technology
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Details

Title Laboratory Instructor Posting Number S00839JP Department Chemistry Job Summary
Bowdoin College 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 biochemistry.

Responsibilities 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 reports.

Successful applicants will join a supportive chemistry department comprised of nine faculty members, six laboratory instructors, an instrumentation specialist, and an academic coordinator. Education/Skills Requirements
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 required. About Bowdoin
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. Shift First Shift Employment Category Full Time Academic Year FTE 0.81 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Salaried Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? No Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No Posting Date 07/26/2021 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled Yes Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants
Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to 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 and continue until the position is filled. EEO Information
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, 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 statuses. Supplemental Questions

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