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Job ID: 191522

Instructional Lab Supervisor
University of North Texas

Date Posted Aug. 2, 2022
Title Instructional Lab Supervisor
University University of North Texas
Denton, TX, United States
Department UNT-Chemistry-121200
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Chemistry - General

Department Summary
The University of North Texas (UNT) is a Carnegie R1 research university and a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution and Minority-Serving Institution, with a diverse population of over 40,000 students. UNT is located in Denton, a cultural hot spot on the northern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country. The UNT Chemistry Department serves this diverse population of students through both undergraduate degrees (B.S., B.A.) and advanced degrees (M.S. and Ph.D.). Over 4000 undergraduates enroll in our large General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry lab and lecture courses each year. Our graduate program, currently with over 100 students, is focused on training the next generation of scientists in research. Our research-active faculty members pursue research in diverse areas ranging from materials chemistry to medicinal chemistry, with 80% of them receiving external financial support for their research through grants and contracts. Fulfilling our educational and research missions requires dedication to excellence and a strong sense of community among our outstanding staff and faculty members.

Position Overview
To supervise and maintain the physical facilities and the instrumentation primarily in the undergraduate laboratories in the Department of Chemistry. Serve as staff supervisor primarily to graduate student preppers associated with the analytical, inorganic and instrumental chemistry labs. This individual will also conduct/maintain inventory control of the chemicals in these laboratories. Will assist in chemical demonstrations when needed, and will provide instructional use of laboratory equipment for graduate student teaching assistants assigned to the 3000 & 4000 level laboratories

Minimum Qualifications
Master’s Degree in related field and two years of related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of equipment and instrumentation appropriate to the nature of the lab and/or the discipline, and of supplies including operation, set-up, storage, and maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of instructional applications related to the laboratory and/or the discipline.
  • Ability to make effective presentations of experiments or software, and provide instruction in laboratory techniques, use of equipment, use of software, procedures, and safety rules.
  • Ability to supervise work performed by others.

Preferred Qualifications
Two years of experience in an instructional role in lab courses

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