Laboratory Director, Biology

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Other, Academic Affairs

Bucknell University is seeking a Lab Director for Biology. This person will teach 4 to 5 lab sections each semester (Biology 121, 122, 203 or 204), prepares lab material and equipment, and supervises both graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants.

Job Duties:
Teaches 4 (Biology 203 and 204) or 5 (Biology 121 and 122) lab sections per semester; prepares materials for 10-12 lab sections per semester; hires, organizes, and supervises graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants; maintains supplies and equipment; prepares handouts for students, including copies of lab exercises; conducts weekly lab meetings with TAs and other lab instructors; trains TAs and lab instructors on lab safety and other regulatory i ssues; grades reports of lab sections and makes sure all labs are graded fairly; prepares final l ab grades for all sections; cleans up after each lab and returns or discards material in an appropriate way, with the assistance of grad students or TAs; assists in preparing a lab schedule; collaborates with lecture instructors to maintain connections between lectures and l ab/field activities; updates laboratory curriculum in coordination with lab instructors to maintain a current approach to the biological sciences. The successful candidate will become part of a three-person team that manages the lab instruction for non-majors courses in Biology (Biology 121 and 122) and our Biology core courses (Biology 203 and 204) on a rotating basis (2-4 years per cycle).

Minimum Qualifications:
Master's degree or ABD in Biology or a related field. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusive pedagogy.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. Teaching experience at the university/college level with evidence of teaching effectiveness and innovative curricular development.

Work Type: 
full-time


About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 60 majors and 70 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,700 undergraduate and 30 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors on scholarly and artistic projects.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its undergraduate students. Student life is vibrant with about 200 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletics teams, a robust arts culture, and a commitment among many of the students to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Lewisburg (pop. 5,700) is located in central Pennsylvania and features beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), a variety of restaurants, shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. It is the seat of Union County, which has about 44,000 residents.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is within a three-hour drive of New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and outstanding opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School consistently ranks among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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Bucknell University is committed to the health and well-being of our community. As such, we have implemented many strategies to keep our community healthy. Students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to vaccinate and provide documentation of vaccination to Human Resources. Employees who do not provide evidence of vaccination are required to participate in the University’s COVID-19 sequential testing program. All members of the Bucknell community and campus visitors are required to wear masks inside public and academic buildings, regardless of social distancing or vaccination status. Click here for more information.

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