Senior Instructional Lab Supervisor - Chemistry
Posted: August 5, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionDepartment 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.
To supervise and operate the Department of Chemistry Instrument Laboratory, to supervise and maintain physical facilities and instrumentation in undergraduate instructional laboratories. To prepare and present demonstrations for undergraduate chemistry classes. Supervise a staff of 3
Additional Posting Details
Master’s Degree in related field and five years of related experience; or any equivalent
combination of education, training and experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Extensive 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.
• Experience in supervision and budget management/oversight.
• Working knowledge of instructional applications and techniques related to the
laboratory and/or the discipline.
• Physical abilities and skills to readily assemble and operate equipment and
• Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions applicable to the lab,
particularly in the sciences or engineering or art.
- 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.
• Experience in planning and coordinating large projects, renovations, equipment
• Written communication skills relevant to plans, instructions, manuals, protocols,
Three years of experience in an instructional role in lab courses
Experience in budgetary planning
Required License / Registration / Certification
The bulk of work occurs in the regular 8-5 workday. Depending on needs, work during evening lab sections may sometimes be required.
Driving University Vehicle No
Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position.
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
Classification Title Sr Instructional Lab Sprvsr
Physical Requirements Carrying, Cleaning, Climbing, Lifting up to 10 pounds, Lifting up to 25 pounds, Lifting up to 50 pounds, Lifting or moving up to 75 pounds, Pulling , Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear, Ability to communicate