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Supervisor of Introductory Laboratories

Hamilton is one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy, Hamilton is today composed of 1,850 diverse and talented students from nearly all of the 50 states and approximately 40 countries. More information can be found at www.hamilton.edu/about.

Position Summary: 

Full-time for 9 months of academic year (75% of full-time position).  Teaches laboratories for introductory biology courses.  Primary responsibilities include preparing laboratories; tracking inventory of equipment and materials and ordering supplies when needed; teaching laboratories; grading laboratory work; recording grades; supervising student teaching assistants and work study students; assisting professors in developing laboratory exercises.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares laboratories by gathering and setting out needed supplies and equipment, preparing chemical solutions, maintaining living material, etc.  Also responsible for tearing down laboratories and ensuring equipment is put away and materials are cleaned.
  • Teaches laboratories (3 hours each, 3 days/wk).  This includes instruction, being present to answer questions and collecting all worksheets, notebooks, formal reports and other assignments.  Helps answer student questions outside of class hours.  Works with faculty to deliver laboratory exercises.
  • Grades laboratory worksheets, notebooks, and formal laboratory reports and keeps records of all student grades.
  • Assists professors in planning laboratories and lab sequence and in creating lab manuals. 
  • Hires, schedules, signs time sheets, and supervises student teaching assistants and other work study students.
  • Performs other related duties as needed by the department.

Qualifications:

Master’s degree with major or minor in biology plus one year teaching or assisting with laboratory work.  Strong scientific writing skills desired. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. 

Specific Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of laboratory language, procedures, and equipment (function and use). 
  • Ability to prepare chemical solutions (knowledge of chemistry). 
  • Effective teaching and writing skills including the ability to lead a class and the ability to evaluate student work, in particular data analysis and scientific writing. 
  • Excellent organizational skills. Experience using personal computer. 
  • Patience, initiative, and ability to work independently.

Benefits

Please review Hamilton's Benefits Summary for more information.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants should send a resume, letter of interest and contact information for three professional references to apply@hamilton.edu. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer and encourages diversity in all areas of the campus community.

Posted 06/27/2014

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