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Assistant Laboratory Director

Company: The University Of Chicago
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Assistant Laboratory Director page is loaded Assistant Laboratory Director Apply locations Chicago, IL time type Full time posted on Posted 2 Days Ago job requisition id JR22061 Department
-PSD Chemistry: Faculty Support
About the Department
-When the University of Chicago was founded in 1891, one of the first departments established was the Department of Chemistry. Our current faculty has considerable strength in inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry, as well as in interdisciplinary research that delves into biology, physics, and materials science. As of 2015, approximately 175-200 graduate students and 60 postdoctoral research associates were in residence, along with a faculty team of 34. Research groups range in size from 5 to 25 people, allowing for close personal interaction between staff, students, postdocs, and faculty.
Job Summary
-The Assistant Laboratory Director position will directly support our general organic and other laboratory offerings for our undergraduate teaching mission and strategic initiatives.Responsibilities

  • Designs, constructs, and maintains labs each quarter, including preparing lab manuals, developing new labs, and revising existing labs.
  • In collaboration with faculty instructors, develops and supports lecture demonstrations.
  • Defines resources and operational objectives for the teaching laboratories and lecture demonstration facilities.
  • Trains and manages graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants to support lab courses in the undergraduate programs, including scheduling lab sections and training.
  • Trains graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants in lab safety protocols.
  • Develops lab curriculum for general and organic chemistry.
  • Oversees lab sections and prepares and compiles lab materials.
  • Assists the general chemistry and organic chemistry lab directors in executing the lab components of the undergraduate courses.
  • Teaches up to one course per year, either during the typical academic year or over the summer, on an as-needed basis.
  • Assists with the pedagogical development within the Chemistry department.
  • Provides administrative support for general and organic chemistry courses.
  • Prepares and tests lecture demonstrations to ensure consistency with course content. Works with faculty or staff to determine the suitability of demonstrations for specific lectures. Informs faculty of new demonstration developments and materials.
  • Acts as a resource for and instructs faculty on the proper usage of technical scientific apparatus. Uses best practices and laboratory knowledge to promote safety in handling hazardous equipment and materials.
  • Performs other related work as needed.
    Minimum Qualifications
    -Education:Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.---
    Work Experience:Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.---
    Certifications:---Preferred QualificationsEducation:
    • Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field.Experience:
      • Conduct laboratory classes.
      • Oversee a laboratory class, including curriculum design and execution.
      • General and Organic Chemistry laboratory techniques and safety.
      • Teaching lecture components.
      • Teaching experience.Preferred Competencies
        • Attention to detail.
        • Strong organizational skills.
        • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
        • Work independently and as part of a team.Application Documents
          • Resume (required)
          • Cover Letter (preferred)
          • References (preferred)
          • Sample Laboratory Lesson Plan (required)
            When applying, the document(s) MUST -be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.
            Job Family
            -Academic Affairs
            Role Impact
            -Individual Contributor
            FLSA Status
            Pay Frequency
            Scheduled Weekly Hours
            Benefits Eligible
            Drug Test Required
            Health Screen Required
            Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
            Posting Statement
            - Employees must comply with the University's COVID-19 vaccination requirements. More information about the requirements can be found on the University of Chicago Vaccination GoForward .

            The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination. Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form. We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position. The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: - . -Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637. Similar Jobs (1) Teaching Support Manager locations Chicago, IL time type Full time posted on Posted 30+ Days Ago About Us The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world.We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government. To learn more about the university click here

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