Organic Lab Coordinator

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
03 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
01 Jul 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Department of Chemistry has an international reputation for excellence in research across a broad array of disciplines, including analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, materials and physical chemistry. Ph.D. graduates receive world-class training, participate in cutting-edge (and often interdisciplinary) research projects, and are employed at all levels of academia and industry around the globe. The faculty also enjoy an award-winning reputation for teaching excellence. Undergraduate students benefit both from access to this classroom expertise and from a long tradition of substantive undergraduate participation in research. The Department\’s research efforts are supported by a state-of-the-art Central Instrument Facility that provides 24/7 student access to shared instrumentation.

Position Summary

The purpose of the position is to coordinate the undergraduate organic chemistry laboratories in the Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University. The individual will be responsible for independently developing curriculum for the courses, developing implementation and training plans for students, managing chemical safety within the teaching laboratories and training and supervising student and non-student employees. We aim to fill this position at the Instructor level, but will consider exceptional candidates at the Assistant Professor rank.

Required Job Qualifications

M.S. (Ph.D. preferred) in Chemistry or closely related field.

Preferred Job Qualifications

PhD in organic chemistry.
Experience in managing and developing undergraduate chemistry laboratory courses.
More advanced training in organic chemistry and experience running laboratory courses are highly desirable.
Experience supervising undergraduate and/or graduate students.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by June 4, 2018, 11:59 pm (MT). Please note that a complete application consists of a cover letter, a detailed CV, a document with descriptions of applicable past experience (if any) such as a statement of past teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference. Under the optional documents section, please use the ‘Other’ slot for the document with descriptions of applicable past experience (if any). Files of semifinalists (including reference letters) may be available to all department faculty.

Your referees will be emailed a request for a letter of reference immediately upon submission of your application. Please inform your referees that letters should be submitted by June 11, 2018, 11:59 pm (MT) to ensure full consideration.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching & Curriculum Development Duty/Responsibility

Oversee the undergraduate organic chemistry lab curriculum, including course development, experiment selection, online content, and final grade assignment. Oversee the purchase and maintenance of instrumentation used in the undergraduate organic laboratories, in addition to training teaching assistants to use the instruments.

Coordinate organic lab TA assignments and schedules, including proctoring, grading, and office hours.

Prepare internal proposals and collaborate on external proposal for relevant organic chemistry lab funding mechanisms.
Manage ordering logistics of supplies and equipment for the organic chemistry laboratories, including collaborating with Department accounting staff to implement current electronic purchasing and accounting protocols.

Oversee and coordinate the hiring process and operational structure for student and support staff in the organic chemistry prep room.

Percentage Of Time 90 Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Service Duty/Responsibility

Serve on departmental committees as assigned by the Chair.