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Renewable Term-Lecturer and Laboratory Coordinator

University of Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma
Closing date
Nov 26, 2023

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Field of specialization
Work Function
Laboratory, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

Renewable Term-Lecturer and Laboratory Coordinator

University of Oklahoma - Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Location: Norman, Oklahoma

Salary Range: $73,333

Closing Date: Position will remain open until filled

Work Function: Education, teaching general chemistry and managing laboratory instructional program


Job Details

Renewable Term Lecturer and Lab Coordinator – Chemistry

Faculty | ID: 123469

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma

Norman, Oklahoma

9-month academic year contract plus 3-month summer pay to commensurate with the 12-month responsibility of teach general chemistry and managing the lab instructional program


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is seeking to fill a lecturer/lab coordinator position immediately. This position has a teaching load of one general chemistry course per semester; a year-round responsibility of managing the lab instructional program by coordinating available instructional lab resources, teaching faculty, and teaching assistants to support the instructional mission of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.


Major Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • 1:1 course instruction load.
  • Design and execute new laboratory curriculum.
  • Participate in pedagogical discussions with the Director of General Chemistry.
  • Develop laboratory syllabi and schedule for the general chemistry lab program.
  • Coordinate TA training.
  • Oversee general chemistry TA performance and provide advice/solutions for problems.
  • Develop, update, enforce, and revise lab safety policies.
  • Work with the Accessibility and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) to meet the needs of students with course accommodations.
  • Coordinate logistic supports for all lab courses.




  • PhD in Chemistry or related field.
  • Experience in laboratory program management is preferred.


Application Materials

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • References


To apply, visit


About the Department

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Oklahoma provides a highly interactive environment to solve some of the most pressing challenges of our time. The department is located at the Stephenson Life Sciences Research Center, which is home to several major core facilities and research support services, including mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and protein production facilities. The department offers undergraduate and graduate levels education for chemists and scientists; supports interdisciplinary research for the advancement of sciences; and disseminates information to increase public awareness of the impacts of sciences. The mission of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is to instruct students and provide expert advice to academic, industrial and government institutions on the role of chemistry and biochemistry in the natural world. More information about the department can be found at


The University of Oklahoma has been a beacon of diverse thinking and unbound exploration for more than 131 years. The mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society. By channeling the strength of the many, here one is empowered to work in any way, become anything, and arrive anywhere.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

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