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Lab Instructor, Biology

Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 24, 2024

Job Details

Lab Instructor, Biology

Robert L Rooke Science Center - Biology

Position Title:
Lab Instructor, Biology

Position Type:
Full time

Robert L Rooke Science Center - Biology

Staff Exempt

Job Summary:
The Laboratory Instructor, Biology is responsible for teaching four to five lab sections each semester (Biology 121, 122, 203 or 204), prepares lab material and equipment, and supervises both graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants. Position is a 10-month appointment at 40 hours per week.

Job Duties:

Job Duties:
The successful candidate will become part of a three-person team that manages the lab instruction for non-majors courses in Biology (Biology 121 and 122) and our Biology core courses (Biology 203 and 204) on a rotating basis (2-4 years per cycle). As part of that team, the new hire will:
  • Teach/Grade: Teach four (Biology 203 and 204) or five (Biology 121 and 122) lab sections per semester; grade lab reports and related exams; prepare final lab grades. [30%]
  • Develop Curriculum and Course Documents: Prepare the lab syllabus and schedule each semester; design and prepare all materials for 10-12 lab sections per semester; maintain and update lab manuals; develop and maintain laboratory curriculum in coordination with other members of the department involved. [30%]
  • Advise: Advise and support students during office hours. [5-10%]
  • Supervise: Hire and train graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants on lab safety and regulatory issues; directly supervise TAs in the lab sections; conduct weekly lab meetings with TAs and other lab instructors. [5-10%]
  • Manage Lab: Maintain lab supplies and equipment; assemble equipment and clean up afterward (with the assistance of grad students and/or TAs); manage hazardous waste disposal; support a culture of safety in the laboratory. [15%]
  • Collaborate/Communicate: Collaborate with lecture instructors to maintain connections between lectures and lab/field activities. [5%]
  • Professional Development: Participate in professional development regularly to stay abreast of recent developments in undergraduate laboratory pedagogy. [5%]
  • Other: Other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications:
  • Master's degree or ABD in Biology or a related field.

Preferred qualifications:
  • Ph.D.
  • Teaching experience at the university/college level with evidence of teaching effectiveness and innovative curricular development.
  • Demonstrated commitment to pedagogy that fosters equity, inclusion, and belonging (EIB).

Job Exempt:
Salary Range:

The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.

This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.



Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
  • Flexible scheduling options determined by role;
  • Medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
  • An outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)
  • Full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
  • A comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
  • A myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.
E-VerifyBucknell University participates with the United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) E-Verify program. We will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.For additional information regarding Bucknell's E-Verify requirements, please contact the office of Talent, Culture & Human Resources (570) 577-1631 or email Posters (sharing the link to the posters, which are also attached)

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