Instructional Lab Supervisor I

Denton, TX
Aug 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Requisition Number

Job Title
Instructional Lab Supervisor I

Official Title
Instructional Lab Supervisor I

Position Number

Chemistry -121200


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Work Schedule
Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm

Department Overview
The Chemistry Department is one of the largest in Texas and offers comprehensive graduate degrees, with research and training opportunities in all of the traditional areas of chemistry (inorganic, organic, physical, and analytical), and a wide range of sub-disciplines including computational chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and materials science.

Job Description
The Chemistry Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire an Instructional Lab Supervisor I to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

* Supervise and maintain the physical facilities and instrumentation primarily associated with the undergraduate organic instructional laboratories.
* Serve as staff supervisor primarily to the organic chemistry preppers.
* Oversee Saturday instructional labs (as needed).
* Conduct/maintain inventory control of the chemicals utilized in the undergraduate organic laboratories.
* Provide instructional use of laboratory equipment for graduate student teaching assistants assigned to the 2000- and 3000-level organic laboratories.
* Provide budgetary and financial forecast information in connection with the chemicals and equipment utilized in the organic laboratories.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess a Master's Degree in related field and two years of related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:
* Working knowledge of equipment and instrumentation appropriate to the nature of the lab and/or the discipline and of supplies including operation, set-up, storage, and maintenance.
* Working knowledge of instructional applications related to the laboratory and/or the discipline.
* Physical abilities and skills to readily assemble and operate equipment and instrumentation.
* Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions applicable to the lab, particularly in the sciences or engineering.
* Ability to make effective presentations of experiments or software, and provide instruction in laboratory techniques, use of equipment, use of software, procedures, and safety rules.
* Ability to supervise work performed by others.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry.
* 1 year of experience with the direct operation of Chemical Instrumentation, along with prior experience in Laboratory Management of Organic Chemistry labs.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills.
* Ability to interact with a range of students and faculty is required.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter with their online application.

** Start Date on 9/1/17 or Later **

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Job Open Date

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Pay Rate
Salary Commensurate with Experience

Pay Basis

Job Type
Full-time Permanent

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