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Science Laboratory Coordinator and Lecturer

Employer
American International College
Location
Springfield, MA

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Professional Fields, Business & Management, Science & Technology, Chemistry & Biochemistry
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Job Details

Category:: Administrative/Staff
Department:: Biology
Locations:: Springfield, MA
Posted:: Jul 21, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: 3008
Position ID:: 133977

About American International College:


American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 70+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 660,000 gross square feet. Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students. Founded in 1885, the College has approximately 3200 graduate and undergraduate students. AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.


AIC strives to create a diverse and inclusive campus community that is representative, at all job levels, of the students we serve. We are an EEO employer and we welcome applications from individuals for positions where they are underrepresented.



Job Description:


  • Coordinate and implement, providing assistance as needed, all daily operations of the biology and chemistry labs, ensuring that lab preparations are completed prior to each scheduled lab class. This includes the preparation of reagents, materials, and supplies needed for all introductory chemistry laboratories, including the set-up and break down of small equipment, as needed. Assign tasks to Science Laboratory Preparation Assistant and student workers on a weekly basis to ensure laboratory readiness.

  • Teach 3 labs or 6 credits hours per academic semester in areas of expertise as assigned by the Dean, unless other arrangements, additional duties, or contract provisions have been made. Maintain a minimum of two office hours per week; be available to meet students as needed at other times.

  • Maintain teaching labs and instructional protocols in accordance with departmental and national guidelines with regards to safety. Recommend operational policies and establish procedures to implement safety regulations in line with current policy on biological and chemical handling and disposal, as well as the overall safety of laboratory operations. Provide annual safety training to all lab personnel. Interact closely with the institution's chemical hygiene officer to ensure and disseminate knowledge of government regulations regarding storage, collection, and disposal of chemical, biological, and hazardous waste. Arrange for semi-annual pick-up of hazardous waste.

  • Supervise and train student assistants to set up labs, maintain equipment, maintain laboratory cleanliness and order, adherence to safety regulations, and other lab-related tasks. Hire, assign hours to, and approve time work for all student assistants.

  • Serve as the purchasing coordinator for the science departments, including biology, chemistry, and physics, researching products and pricing, soliciting quotes, placing orders using the campus purchasing software, confirming receipt of and storing laboratory supplies, and maintaining up-to-date records for departmental budget tracking.

  • Maintain and oversee repair of all laboratory equipment.

  • Maintain a current inventory of laboratory equipment, supplies, and chemicals; responsibly and legally file all MSDS.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean.



Requirements:


  • Required Degree(s): Master's degree in biology, chemistry or related field

  • Required Field of Expertise: Biology, Chemistry, or related field


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities


  • Intermediate knowledge, understanding, and skills in area of responsibility, including an understanding of concepts and principles of related areas and functions.

  • Knowledge of current science laboratory safety procedures, including the safe handling, storage, and disposal of chemical and biological chemicals and materials.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with science faculty and to effectively communicate information to lab instructors in advance of scheduled lab courses.

  • Ability to manage own time and follow established priorities while providing oversight of work of lab assistant and student workers.

  • Strong commitment to high-quality instruction in a diverse, student-centered environment and the ability to work with students with various learning styles and backgrounds.

  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite, Blackboard, and the instructional use of technology to teach traditional, hybrid or on-line courses, as needed.



Additional Information:


Work Schedule


This is a full-time, 10-month (mid-August through mid-June), exempt level, benefit eligible position. Normal office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, flexible to the needs of the department.



AIC reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.


AIC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


With limited exceptions, all AIC employees are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. See the complete policy by clicking here.



Application Instructions:


Qualified applicants should save and submit the following documents with the online application.


  • Brief cover letter
  • Current resume
  • Contact information for three professional references (one of which must be a current or prior supervisor)

Review of applications will continue until the position has been filled.


Organization

American International College is a private, coeducational institution of higher education located on a 70+ acre campus in Springfield, Massachusetts. The campus has 42 buildings on two sites approximately 1/2 mile apart with a total of approximately 660,000 gross square feet. Included in the inventory of buildings are student residences for a resident population of 900 students. Founded in 1885, the College has 3700 graduate and undergraduate students. AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the Schools of Business, Arts and Sciences; Health Sciences; and Graduate and Adult Education. The mission of the College is to transform student lives through career focused learning, with a strong foundation in the liberal arts, a commitment to serving the community, and a high level of involvement in the global economy.

AIC is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification; Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education; the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.

American International College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education. AIC offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Business, Arts and Sciences; the School of Health Sciences; and the School of Graduate and Adult Education.

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