Lab Instructor

Job description

Job no: 495728
Work type: Faculty
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Academic Programs, Education and Training, Instructional Services

About Us:

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. Learn more about Boise State and the City of Boise at Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

This position teaches undergraduate laboratories and provides supplemental instruction in support of undergraduate lab and lecture courses

Level Scope:

A lecturer/instructor is a non-tenure-track teaching position.

Essential Functions:

60% of Time the Lab Instructor must:

● Teaches laboratory sections, may vary each semester
● Teaching duties include a brief discussion of lab safety, lab procedures and lab equipment to be used.
● Responsible for grading of all submitted lab reports and the maintenance of course sites for posting grades.
● Expected to follow a grading rubric for each course.

35% of Time the Lab Instructor must:

Work with students in the Chemistry Instructional Center
Meet weekly with Laboratory Coordinators and other Lab Instructors to make plans for upcoming labs
Supervise students during lab sessions
Work with chemistry faculty to develop and improve the chemistry laboratory curriculum

5% Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

● Planning and organization
● Attention to detail.
● Good working knowledge of general and organic chemistry
● Lab skills for all techniquest that may be used/taught in labs
● General laboratory equipment skills.
● Ability to enforce the safety rules

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry and college teaching experience or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

M.S. in Chemistry or commensurate teaching experience
College teaching experience in general, organic and/or analytical chemistry
GPA in Chemistry ≥ 3.2
Effective communication, organization, and teamwork skills
Flexible, adaptable, motivated, enthusiastic, hard-working, dedicated, and compassionate

Salary and Benefits:

The salary is $32,000 annually. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

Cover letter
CV or resume
Undergraduate and Graduate transcripts (if applicable)
Three references

Advertised: June 1, 2021 Mountain Daylight Time
Applications close: June 25, 2021 11:55 PM Mountain Daylight Time




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Job No:
Posted: 6/3/2021
Application Due: 6/25/2021
Work Type: Full Time