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Adjunct Professor Organic Chemistry Lab (PT)
DATE:   6/26/2018
JOB STATUS:   Part Time Faculty
FLSA STATUS:   Exempt
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Chairperson of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Physics
DEPARTMENT:   Biochemistry, Chemistry and Physics
SECTOR:   Academic

SUMMARY:

The Department of Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Physics has openings for part-time instructors to teach organic chemistry laboratory sections in fall 2018 and spring 2019. 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Coordinate laboratory experiments, instruction, and grading responsibilities in collaboration with chemistry department faculty and staff.  

Prepare and grade laboratory quizzes and reports in a timely manner, maintain course grades, and provide feedback to students.  

Ensure a safe laboratory environment including a clear understanding of, and compliance with, the University Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP).  Properly manage and dispose of chemical wastes in accordance with the CHP and federal/state/local regulations.   

Be available for students by email or appointment to help them with any specific concerns associated with laboratory course content.  

Work with the faculty course coordinator to ensure the content, expectations, and grading is consistent between laboratory sections.


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Thorough knowledge of subject matter and expertise in the handling of the chemicals, equipment, and instrumentation used in the organic chemistry curriculum;  

Ability to plan and present instructional material and laboratory techniques in a clear, logical and concise manner;  

Ability to use sound professional judgement and maintain proper teacher-student relationships;


ERGONOMIC REQUIREMENTS:

The functions of the position usually performed sitting, but may require some amount of time standing. Some amount of stooping, kneeling, bending, crouching, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required.  Tasks involving working on a computer keyboard, computer software applications, calculator, cutting, labeling, and taping involve extensive wrist and hand movement.  All individuals are required to be able to perform these movements without significant risk of injury to themselves or others.


QUALIFICATION STANDARDS:

Master's degree in chemistry, or a chemistry subspecialty, with demonstrable knowledge and training in organic chemistry laboratory theory and techniques.



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