Lab Instructor and Instrumentation Support Specialist

Job description

Lafayette College: Human Resources: Staff Positions: Provost


Easton, PA

Open Date

Jun 27, 2019


This full-time, administrative position involves the management of instrument facilities, laboratory and research support and teaching supporting the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Geology and Geosciences.  


Duties will include supporting the setup, maintenance, and operation of instruments; training of students and faculty in their proper use; working with other campus specialists (e.g. Instrumentation, Laboratory, Information Technology, Environmental Health and Safety); working with faculty and students in the design, testing, and implementation of laboratory experiments; design and construction of teaching and research apparatus; maintenance of field equipment; and driving 12 passenger vans.  Teaching assignments will include assisting faculty in laboratories such as General Chemistry, and possibly other laboratories depending on the expertise of the successful candidate.

Information about the Department of Chemistry is available at and for the Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences is available at



Master’s or higher degree in related science or engineering area preferred, proficiency with a variety of modern instrumentation and computers required. Individuals with a bachelors’ degree and exceptional experience and skills will be considered. 

Application Instructions

Applicants should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief statement of teaching experience, and three letters of recommendation to be submitted by the evaluators. For full consideration applicants should submit their materials by August 20, 2019, however applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Lafayette College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, age, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of sex); the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of disability); Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national origin); and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which requires that the College not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin); and other applicable laws and College policies.




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Posted: 6/28/2019
Application Due: 8/27/2019
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