General Chemistry Laboratory Teaching Coordinator
The University of Southern Mississippi invites applications for a full-time, twelve-month, renewable non-tenure-track chemistry staff position of Laboratory Coordinator in the School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences to begin in July 2019. This position is dedicated to day-to-day supervision of General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry teaching laboratory programs. Duties consist of ongoing training and oversight of teaching assistants, laboratory preparation, assistance of students, grading, enforcement of laboratory regulations, maintenance of office hours, general logistics of laboratory management, and maintenance of a safe laboratory environment.
Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Supervises teaching assistants in general and organic chemistry laboratories CHE 104L, 106L, 107L, 110L, 251L, 255L, 256L, including promotion of chemical safety among teaching assistants and students.
- Teaches up to 2 laboratory sections per term as needed.
- Responsible for enrollment management, handling honor code violations, ADA accommodations, student advisement as needed.
- Manages the chemistry tutorial center, including scheduling and supervising tutors, maintenance, and creation of necessary reports.
- Responsible for the design, construction and evaluation of educational materials, including quizzes and examinations for general chemistry and organic chemistry
laboratories. Conducts weekly general chemistry and organic chemistry staff meetings to coordinate laboratory and lecture logistics.
- Assists in maintaining physical facilities, equipment and instrumentation, and chemical stock for the general chemistry and organic chemistry laboratories and performs other duties as assigned.
Master of Science in Chemistry or related field with 18 graduate hours in chemistry.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to work with Microsoft Office, search engines, web-based applications for
research, spectrophotometers, pH meters, gas discharge apparatus, balances, centrifuges, Lab Quest, telephone, fax machine, copier, stapler, staple remover, and other general office and laboratory tools and supplies. Use and maintenance of lab instrumentation such as GC, FTIR, heater/stirrers, reaction apparati and melting point apparatus.
Experience in managing a laboratory environment.
Experience in teaching undergraduate chemistry laboratories.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 76 public universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Foundation’s "higher research activity" designation for doctoral universities, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 35 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.usm.edu.
As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.