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Laboratory Instructors (Two Positions) (#669)

Date Posted:
04/20/2018
Type/Department:
Staff in Biological Sciences
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Search Is Open - Accepting Applications
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Mount Holyoke College has two openings for Laboratory Instructors in the Department of Biological Sciences. These positions  are 9-month, academic year, 32 hour/week positions with excellent benefits. The successful candidates will be part of a team responsible for teaching laboratories in our large core courses.  One position will have as its primary duty in the fall semester running the laboratory component of Bio/Chem 160, Integrated Introduction to Biology and Chemistry.  The second position will have as its primary duty in the fall semester teaching in Biology 230, Cell and Molecular Biology.  Both involve teaching small 12-14-student laboratory sections, lab preparation, grading, office hours, and attending lectures.   Teaching responsibilities for either position in the spring semester will include Bio 200, How Organisms Develop, and/or helping in a variety of upper-level courses.  We are looking for breadth in biology in past coursework, teaching experience, and any research.   Candidates with experience in solution preparation, molecular biology, mammalian cell culture, and/or familiarity with plant biology are preferred.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree with a major in the biological sciences.  Teaching experience is strongly desired and a Master’s degree is a plus.  A strong candidate will be a clear, accessible teacher and enthusiastic role model in the laboratory.  Candidates will have excellent writing, organizational, and planning skills, a strong background in the sciences and the ability to reach a student population that is diverse in every way.  Candidates should be able to take initiative and work independently in addition to working well in teams of other lab instructors and faculty members.

Review of applications will begin immediately, but the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should apply online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu, and submit a letter of interest, CV including a list of any relevant course taught or taken, unofficial transcripts, relevant laboratory experience and phone numbers and/or email addresses of at least two professional references.  For more information, contact Rachel Fink, Chair of Biological Sciences, at rfink@mtholyoke.edu.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty.  Mount Holyoke college is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages application from individuals from underrepresented groups including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, first generation college students, and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college.  The successful candidate will demonstrate competence in working with students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation and religion

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of institutional excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including faculty, staff, and administration of color, diverse gender identities, first generation college students and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college, and individuals with a demonstrated leadership commitment to including diverse backgrounds and perspectives.