Ave Maria University is seeking applicants for a Laboratory Coordinator in Biology. A Master’s degree in biology or closely related field is required. Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a twelve-month position with a two-month furlough during the summer. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the laboratories.
Description: Ave Maria University, Department of Biology, seeks to hire a Lab Coordinator for biology laboratory courses. This position involves assisting with innovative redesign of the biology courses. Coordinator will collaborate with other faculty to develop learning objectives for these courses that are consistent with core competencies. Teaching responsibilities will include teaching college level biology courses. Applicants should have strong content knowledge in biology, a clearly demonstrated commitment to using evidence-based teaching methods in the classroom, knowledge of active learning techniques, and knowledge of inquiry-based laboratory techniques.
Qualifications — (1) Either current knowledge of the biology or aptitude for and willingness to learn the specifics; (2) Experience in personnel management, or demonstration of strong leadership skills; (3) Basic technical laboratory skills, including preparing solutions and media, handling potentially bio-hazardous materials and waste, and a willingness to learn how to troubleshoot data acquisition systems; (4) Commitment to student learning: ability to develop inquiry-based course activities and classroom structure so as to help diverse students develop their understanding of the scientific method; (5) Minimum education at the level of a master’s degree in biology or closely related field is required.
Responsibilities — (1) Coordinates the Biology Labs, primarily the lower level 2-credit laboratory courses that is required for undergraduate majors and non-majors for several baccalaureate l programs. Specific duties include but are not limited to designing curriculum, laboratory set-up and breakdown, and laboratory instruction, providing training or tracking of required environmental health and safety training for all lab personnel, managing supplies and equipment (purchasing, inventory, maintenance), course website administration, and lab protocol optimization. (2) It is required that the lab coordinator will teach college level biology courses. This can be in lecture and/or laboratory courses for both biology major and/or non-majors. Excellence in teaching is expected-both in the classroom and in mentoring students outside the classroom. (3) Serve as faculty mentor to students doing research and/or internships. (4) Perform department service as assigned.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a statement relating the University’s Catholic mission as expressed in Ex Corde Ecclesiae to their philosophy to: Dr. Thomas Smith, Chair, Department of Biology, Ave Maria University, 5050 Ave Maria Blvd., Ave Maria, FL 34142 (email@example.com), and CC: HR@avemaria.edu. Electronic applications are strongly preferred. Review of applications is currently underway and will continue until the position is filled.
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