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Lab Instructor

Boise State University
Boise, ID
Closing date
Jun 28, 2021

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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 28, 2021 11:55 PM Mountain Daylight Time


Working at Boise State University

Boise State University has been named one of the most innovative national universities in the country by U.S. News and World Report. Our university is designated a doctoral research institution with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institution of Higher Education. We are home to more than 25,000 students from every state and more than 60 foreign countries.

Points of Pride:

Boise State University’s College of Education is among the top 30 public universities on the U.S. News and World Report 2020 best graduate schools list. The college has climbed in rankings every year for the last six years and offers two doctoral programs, two educational specialist degrees, 14 master’s degrees and 13 graduate certificate programs training Idaho’s future teachers and educational leaders.


Boise State’s College of Business and Economics ranked 127 out of 220 national institutions for its part-time MBA program, jumping more than 40 rankings from its previous year’s ranking of 168.


Boise State University’s College of Engineering has been recognized for its dedication to promoting diversity and awarded the Bronze Award for the 2019 ASEE Diversity Recognition Program by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). The


Bronze Award is the highest level that was conferred during 2019 and distinguishes colleges who are among the nation’s leaders in inclusive excellence.


Boise State University School of the Arts will offer two new degrees in creative writing — a bachelor of arts and bachelor of fine arts — as well as a bachelor of fine arts in narrative arts beginning in fall 2018. Students at Boise State also now will be able to minor in creative writing.


Boise State students can choose from more than 200 areas of study in seven academic colleges – including the nation’s only master’s degree in raptor biology.


We’ve become Idaho’s largest graduate school through record-setting growth. A recent study showed that Boise State is one of just three universities in the nation that have ranked in the top 5 percent of graduate school growth in both of the past two decades.


Expenditures for research projects at Boise State University reached an all-time high of more than $41 million in fiscal year 2018 – an 18 percent increase over the previous year and impressive 64 percent increase since fiscal year 2014, according to data tracked by the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Higher Education Research and Development survey.

About Our Community:

Boise State, Idaho’s largest public university, drove $667.2 million of the state’s economy in fiscal year 2015 and created 6,987 jobs across the state.  Our campus is located in one of the fastest growing high-tech cities in the nation and home to several corporate headquarters, state and federal offices, medical centers and media outlets. The city has garnered national recognition from U.S. News & World Report, Forbes and Inc. for being a great place to live, work and study, and has been dubbed one of the hottest cities for entrepreneurs. With stats like these, it’s easy to see why more than 46,000 graduates have chosen to live in the Treasure Valley after earning their degree from Boise State.

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