Position Detail

Laboratory Instructor (#932)

Date Posted:
11/04/2019
Type/Department:
Staff in Biological Sciences
Search Status:
Search Is Open - Accepting Applications
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Mount Holyoke College has an opening for a full-time Laboratory Instructor in the Department of Biological Sciences, to begin January 2020.  This is a 9-month (Sept-May), 37.5 hours/week position. The successful candidate will be part of a team responsible for teaching laboratories in our large core courses: in the fall semester Bio 230: Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology and in the spring semester Bio 200: How Organisms Develop.  This position involves teaching small 12-14-student laboratory and discussion sections, organizing lab materials, grading, office hours, and attending lectures.  We are looking for breadth in biology in past coursework, teaching experience, and any research.

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.  They will have excellent writing, organizational, and planning skills, a strong background in the sciences and the ability to reach a population of students that is diverse in every way.  They should be able to take initiative and work independently in addition to working well in teams of other lab instructors and faculty members.

We will begin considering applications immediately, with a start date of early January 2020, and the position will remain open until filled.  Applicants should submit electronic copies of 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 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.