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Position Summary: The Chemistry Department seeks a responsible and skillful Director of Chemistry Laboratories. A full-time, 12-month position, the Director of Chemistry Laboratories will oversee chemistry laboratory teaching support needs, including chemical preparations, laboratory equipment set-up, and lab clean-up. The Director provides maintenance support services for all Chemistry Department instrumentation, computers, and technologies. The Director is expected to consistently teach some laboratory sections for 1000-level chemistry classes and to teach General Chemistry I & II during each summer term.
Oversees chemistry laboratory chemical preparations, equipment set-up, and lab clean-up for all chemistry laboratory classes on a year-around basis
Required to teach CHEM 1150: General Chemistry I with lab and CHEM 1160: General Chemistry II with lab during June and July summer terms, respectively
Required to teach 1000-level introductory chemistry laboratory sections.
Directly assists the Department Chair in supervising and training adjunct faculty who will teach other 1000-level introductory laboratory sections.
Contribute to the on-going development and pedagogical improvement of introductory laboratory experiments
Oversees chemistry instrumentation, including regular and preventative maintenance and software/firmware updates
Performs weekly liquid nitrogen fills of the department NMR and quarterly liquid helium fills
Ensures all chemistry department computers and iPads are regularly updated
Ensures department LabQuest handheld computers are updated, and all associated probes and sensors are in working condition and repaired in a timely manner
Supervises and helps direct departmental student laboratory assistants
Works closely with Chemical Hygiene officer/Laboratory Safety Officer (CHO/LSO) to ensure that laboratory conditions are in compliance with all hygiene and safety laws, regulations, and best practices.
Assists Departmental Chair, CHO/LSO, and Science Division Office Manager with Chemistry Department orders and deliveries
Works with Physical Plant to ensure that chemistry laboratories are in proper working condition
Manages chemical stockroom inventory
Complete other duties as assigned by the Department Chair
Master’s Degree or higher in Chemistry or Biochemistry, Ph.D. preferred.