Science Supervisor

Location
Media, Pennsylvania
Salary
A minimum starting salary of $45,000 (17A) and a comprehensive and competitive fringe benefit packag
Posted
Apr 05, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Delaware County Community College, a competency-based institution, committed to diversity invites applications for a Science Supervisor in our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics division.

The Science Supervisor reports to the Academic Division Dean and works collaboratively with the Assistant Dean and Dean in the academic, administrative, personnel, and fiscal operations of the Division. The Science Supervisor’s primary area of responsibility is supervising the academic science & engineering laboratories on all DCCC campuses, in both Delaware and Chester Counties, to ensure that the faculty have the materials and equipment necessary to meet the laboratory competencies of their courses in a safe, clean, and neat environment.  This includes responsibility for the supervision, hiring, training, staff development, and evaluation of the Laboratory Coordinators.  As needed, the Science Supervisor may also assist with the preparation of laboratory activities and serves as the Chemical Hygiene Officer. 

The Science Supervisor also supports the Dean and Assistant Dean in the hiring, training, and supervision of adjunct teaching faculty in the Sciences and as needed assist with resolution of student and adjunct faculty issues in laboratory courses.  The Science Supervisor must be committed to the community college mission, academic excellence, continuous improvement, staying current in laboratory techniques and practices, diversity, and working collaboratively & effectively with faculty, staff, & administrators. The College is very interested in hiring employees who have had extensive experience with diverse populations and strongly encourages applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.  The Science Supervisor position is a full-time position and as such anyone wishing to engage in part-time teaching or consultation activities must obtain prior approval from the Dean in consultation with the Provost.  After acclimating to the position, the Science Supervisor is welcome and encouraged to teach a laboratory course, appropriate to their education and experience offered within the division as optional additional responsibility for additional remuneration.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: Under the Dean and collaboratively with the Assistant Dean, actively supervise the academic science & engineering laboratories on all DCCC campuses, in both Delaware and Chester Counties; Supervise, hire, train, provide regular staff development, and evaluate the Laboratory Coordinators; Ensure that the laboratories are safe, clean, and neat and meet all the safety regulations; Supports the Dean and Assistant Dean in the hiring, training, and supervision of adjunct teaching faculty in the Sciences; As needed assist with resolution of student and adjunct faculty issues in laboratory courses; Conduct regular inspections of laboratory facilities and immediately remedy any deficiencies; Ensure that throughout the day the faculty have the materials and equipment needed to properly teach their courses; Interact with the faculty Course Custodians to develop and update laboratory work orders; Supervise the ordering of all laboratory chemicals and supplies; Maintain the SDS files and ensure that all chemicals are properly stored and documented; Ensure that all biological specimens, equipment, and other materials are properly stored; Ensure that all chemical and biological waste is properly collected, stored, and removed for disposal; Ensure that all laboratory equipment and instruments are properly maintained; At least once yearly review and update the Chemical Hygiene Plan; Provide required CHP training to all faculty, laboratory coordinators, and student laboratory workers; Before the start of each fiscal year, with the Dean develop the laboratory operating and capital budgets

The ideal candidate must have a Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Chemistry, Biology, or an appropriate “wet laboratory” STEM discipline; Teaching experience in STEM, preferably at the community college level; Demonstrated successful academic or appropriate laboratory administrative experience; Show evidence of effective communication, organizational, and leadership skills; Be commitment to the community college philosophy and student centered learning;

Normal working hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, but flexibility is required. Regular visits to campuses with laboratory facilities is required.  

The College is very interested in hiring employees who have had extensive experience with diverse populations and strongly encourages applications from members of traditionally under-represented groups. Interested candidates should apply online at www.dccc.edu or send electronically only (in MS Word or PDF format), a cover letter, complete and current resume, unofficial transcripts, and a list of three references (including current immediate supervisor) to Human Resources, Delaware County Community College, 901 South Media Line Road, Media, PA 19063, hr@dccc.edu. Application materials must be submitted only as a completed packet and received no later than April 30, 2017. References will not be contacted without the applicant's permission.

A minimum starting salary of $45,000 (17A) and a comprehensive and competitive fringe benefit package are provided.

DCCC is an equal opportunity employer.