General Chemistry Lab Coordinator

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Posted on June 25, 2021

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Job Description:

Budget Title:  Instructional Support Technician (SL-3)

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience

The Department of Chemistry at Binghamton University invites applications for a General Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator, a calendar year professional staff position eligible for permanent appointment. The main responsibilities will be the management and operation of all general 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 undergraduate general chemistry curriculum. 

Specific responsibilities of the position include the following:

  • Plan, supervise, and manage the general chemistry laboratory courses.
  • Engage in the administration, supervision, training, and guidance of staff, undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants and such other personnel as may be required in the Department's undergraduate instructional programs.
  • Oversee, check and set up associated laboratory instrumentation. Identify and schedule preventative/corrective maintenance of instrumentation.
  • Prepare and supervise the preparation of solutions, samples, and standards for laboratory exercises. Enforce safety regulations. Budget for, order, receive, and maintain an inventory of chemicals, supplies, and equipment for the general chemistry instructional laboratories.
  • Be the LON-CAPA manager for all general chemistry courses.
  • Work collaboratively with faculty course instructors for continuing operation and improvement of the teaching program. Revise laboratory exercises, and develop and test new laboratory exercises. Design and implement effective teaching/learning processes. Write teaching training materials.
  • Participate in and contribute to chemical education workshops and conferences. Seek to publish laboratory exercises and other teaching developments in chemical education journals.
  • Participate in necessary institutional functions such as, but not limited to, departmental and university committees, facilitation of advisory committees, and student/faculty/staff recruitment.


  • Masters of Science degree or PhD in Chemistry or a related field
  • Outstanding organizational, communication skills, and a demonstrated commitment to outstanding teaching at the undergraduate level

Experience with the following aspects of teaching:

  • General chemistry undergraduate laboratory courses
  • Chemistry laboratory management (safety, waste disposal, budget, inventory)
  • 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
  • Engaging undergraduates in modern teaching technologies and participating in workshops and conferences on chemical education

Additional Information:

Offers of employment may be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check and verification of degree(s) and credentials.

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Application Instructions:

Deadline for Internal Applicants: June 29, 2021

Deadline for External Applicants:  Open until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the vacancy is filled. 

Persons interested in this position should apply online.

Please submit:

  1. Cover letter,
  2. CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and
  3. Three letters of recommendation.

Review of completed applications will begin June 22, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled, with an anticipated appointment date of August 1, 2021.