Laboratory Program Director - 12330BR

Laboratory Program Director

Undergraduate Biology Program
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

Director of Laboratories will be responsible for developing, managing, and teaching laboratory courses in various areas of Physiology. Responsibilities also include instructional manual preparation, ensuring function and maintenance of physiology equipment, laboratory budget management, and support staff supervision. Education and training teaching assistants for effective course management and meeting educational goals are expected. Participation in other biology related educational activities may be required.

Job Description

30% - Develop, execute, and maintain updated educational goals and course curriculum for the physiology laboratories. Evaluate student performance, communicate student progress, and ensure appropriate data entry for student performance. Develop new laboratory exercises, activities, and/or techniques, procedures, or pedagogies as necessary.

30% - Manage materials necessary for the education and execution of the physiology laboratories: Develop an annual budget for purchase of supplies and equipment. Work with budget director to purchase, store, inventory, and maintain supplies and equipment. Select, write, and/or update appropriate laboratory manuals in consultation with faculty and/or the Director of KU Undergraduate Biology Program (UBP). Serve as a resource for establishing laboratory procedures, etc. Develop and maintain lab safety protocols, in consultation with appropriate individuals and committees.

20% - Coordinate with other UBP personnel: Communicate regularly with students, faculty, TAs, staff, and other Laboratory Directors. Schedule and monitor the lab times and enrollment. Aid the Director of UBP in solicitation of internal and/or external funding for support of UBP activities. Develop and promote outreach activities as appropriate.

15% - Manage personnel: Supervise, train, schedule, and evaluate teaching assistants, student hourly employees, and/or lab coordinators. Educate and train teaching assistants for effective course management and meeting educational goals. Work with fellow laboratory directors and other UBP personnel to schedule, train, observe, and evaluate GTAs and UTAs.

5% - Establish annual goals: In consultation with the Director of UBP develop a set of personal and professional goals that result in enhancing and improving UBP. These may be reevaluated and modified throughout the year as necessary and appropriate.

These percent efforts and specific duties may be modified to meet the educational needs of undergraduate biology.

Required Qualifications

Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of work experience and educational experiences in letter of application, (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in resume, and (3) information provided from professional references:

1. A Master’s degree in a relevant field of biology and three years’ related experience.
2. Three years’ experience teaching at the college or University level.
3. Experience managing supplies and equipment efficiently as evidenced by application materials.
4. Demonstrated experience in the training and supervision of staff.
5. Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds in a variety of situations as evidenced by work history.

Preferred Qualifications

1. A Ph.D. degree in a field of biology related to the content of the courses and laboratories that incumbent oversees.
2. Evidence of coordination of teaching laboratory facilities.
3. Familiarity with the department, College, and University of Kansas policies and procedures.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete online application includes a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 professional references.
Please submit application by July 20, 2018.

Contact Information to Applicants

Mark Mort

Advertised Salary Range

Minimum $53,546

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Undergraduate Biology Program
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Employee Class:
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