Upper Level Chemistry Laboratory Courses Coordinator

State University of New York at Binghamton

Binghamton, NY Vestal NY, NY

ID: 7236850
Posted: April 18, 2024
Salary / Pay Rate: $55,151
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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Job Description

The Department of Chemistry at Binghamton University (State University of New York, https://www.binghamton.edu/chemistry/) invites applications for a Upper Level Chemistry Laboratory Courses Coordinator, a calendar year professional staff position eligible for permanent appointment. The main responsibilities will be the management and operation of all upper level chemistry laboratory courses. The Coordinator will update existing and develop new laboratory experiments and initiatives in collaboration with Faculty and the Director of the Instruction and Outreach to continually improve the laboratory chemistry curriculum. Specific responsibilities of the position are to train, mentor, and supervise graduate teaching assistants; manage day-to-day operation of the laboratories; schedule, plan, and coordinate laboratory exercises; administer the laboratory budget; enforce safety regulations; operate and maintain laboratory instrumentation; participate in and contribute to chemical education workshops and conferences; be the LON-CAPA domain coordinator; participate in necessary institutional functions such as, but not limited to, departmental and university committees.

Candidates comfortable in a student-centered environment and committed to the university mission are encouraged to apply.

Job Responsibilities
• Supervise and manage upper-level undergraduate chemistry laboratory courses (including but not limited to Analytical, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic and Materials laboratories).
• Collaboratively lead TA Orientation and professional development/training workshops for graduate students.
• Supervise and provide evaluative feedback for the Lab Techs and the Chemistry Instructional Assistant and work/study student assistants.
• Ensure chemistry laboratory courses maintain continuous vertical integration.
• Prepare and supervise the preparation of solutions, samples, and standards for laboratory exercises.
• Oversee the budget for, ordering and receipt of, and maintenance of an inventory of chemicals, supplies, equipment, and instrumentation for the upper-level instructional laboratories.
• Check and set up associated laboratory instrumentation. Identify and schedule preventative/corrective maintenance of instrumentation.
• Work collaboratively with faculty course instructors for continuing operation and improvement of the teaching program. Revise laboratory exercises; develop and test new laboratory exercises. Design and implement effective teaching/learning processes. Write teaching training materials.
• Provide supervision, assistance, and coordination of related lower division laboratory courses, as necessary.
• Engage in the administration, supervision, training, and guidance of graduate teaching assistants and other personnel as required in the Department’s undergraduate instructional programs.
• Participate in necessary institutional functions such as, but not limited to, departmental and university committees, facilitation of advisory committees, and student/faculty/staff recruitment.
• Participate in Chemistry Outreach Program as Volunteer Coordinator and train volunteers, as needed.
• Participate in and contribute to chemical education workshops and conferences. Work collaboratively with faculty to pursue grants to support the undergraduate laboratory program. Seek to publish laboratory exercises and other teaching developments in chemical education journals.
• Be the LON-CAPA domain coordinator. Provide application administration for LON-CAPA. Create courses, administer users, upload class lists, and perform backups.
• Create and maintain LON-CAPA exercises for instructional chemistry lab courses.

Potential candidates should have a Master’s degree or a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field at the time of the appointment; outstanding organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; and a demonstrated commitment to outstanding teaching at the undergraduate level.

Minimum Special Requirements
Experience with the following aspects of teaching and lab management:
-Engaging undergraduates in modern teaching technologies and participating in workshops and conferences on chemical education.
-Working collaboratively with faculty for continuing improvement of teaching programs and participation on departmental committees.
-Supervision of diverse staff, including graduate and/or undergraduate students.
-Upper-level chemistry undergraduate laboratory courses;
Experience with the operation, maintenance and training of equipment’s such as GC-MS, DSC, fluorimeter, HPLC, GC, FTIR, IPC, Raman, UV-VIS, glove box, ovens, furnaces, circulating water baths, pH meters, simple integrated circuits (AND, OR gates), laboratory power supplies and molecular modeling software.

Applicant Instructions

Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation online at https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=174810 Screening of complete applications will begin on April 10, 2024. The search will remain open until the position is filled. Visa sponsorship is unavailable for this position.

The department is committed to equity and inclusion and is actively working to increase diversity amongst its faculty. Members of groups historically underrepresented in the field and those from non-traditional backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Additionally, evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service will be valued.

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