Lab Instructor

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Academic Programs, College of Arts & Sciences

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Job Summary/Basic Function:

This position teaches undergraduate laboratories and provides supplemental instruction in support of undergraduate lab and lecture courses

Department Overview:

In the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, we promote student success by achieving excellence in research that tackles 21st-century problems in innovative ways, a positive and welcoming culture that creates an environment where students, staff, and faculty interact inside and outside of the classroom, and invigorating curriculum that conveys the knowledge of the complex discipline of chemistry to our students and the general public.

Level Scope:

A lecturer/instructor is a non-tenure-track teaching position.

Essential Functions:

Position Overview:

Laboratory Instructors in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry instruct 4 chemistry laboratories per semester as well as complete 5 hours of tutoring in the Chemistry Instructional Center (CIC) each week. Instructors will teach a combination of general, analytical, and organic chemistry based on experience and expertise. There are four full-time, benefit-eligible positions available, to start on August 18, 2022.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise students during lab sessions
  • Maintain a safe environment within the lab
  • Grade student work in a timely fashion and provide useful feedback to students
  • Meet weekly with Laboratory Coordinators and other Lab Instructors to make plans for upcoming labs
  • Work with students in the Chemistry Instructional Center

The successful candidate will:

  • Teach lab sections of general, organic, and/or analytical chemistry
  • Work with chemistry faculty to develop and improve the chemistry laboratory curriculum
  • Provide supplemental instruction in the Chemistry Instructional Center  
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Planning and organization
  • Attention to detail.
  • Good working knowledge of general and organic chemistry
  • Lab skills for all techniques that may be used/taught in labs
  • General laboratory equipment skills.
  • Ability to enforce the safety rules
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry and college teaching experience or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S. in Chemistry or commensurate teaching experience
  • College teaching experience in general, organic, and/or analytical chemistry
  • GPA in Chemistry ≥ 3.2
Salary and Benefits:

The salary is $33,996 per year for the 9-month position commensurate with qualifications. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:
  • Cover letter
  • CV or resume
  • Undergraduate and Graduate transcripts (if applicable)
  • Three references with contact information

These positions will remain open until filled, but review of applications will begin Monday, May 1, 2023. 



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