Advertised Employing Department: Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Biology Program seeks applicants for a Teaching Laboratory Coordinator.
This position coordinates and manages teaching laboratories in the areas of: anatomy, physiology and genetics. These laboratories are taught in multiple sections per semester. The teaching lab coordinator works collaboratively on an instructional team that includes graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants (TAs). The position is supervised by the faculty in charge of the courses.
Position responsibilities include: - Assist faculty in charge to develop curriculum and lab activities/experiments as well as edit and correct lab manuals as needed - Teach one lab section each semester - Utilize LMS (CANVAS) to update grades and other course materials - Oversee all lab activities and workers to maintain a safe lab environment - Lead TA meeting for both courses and facilitate understanding of presentation of all lab procedures - Interview prospective graduate students to fill Teaching Assistant (TA) positions each semester - Oversee all TAs, undergrad TAs and undergrad lab assistants for all labs - Order, receive, and distribute all supplies for each lab
The successful candidate will have strong organizational skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of students and staff; possess strong interpersonal skills in order to provide constructive guidance to graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants; and the ability to manage multiple ongoing projects or tasks while solving problems as they arise. Strong MS Office skills, especially Excel are desired.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree and 1 year of related experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Experience with human anatomy and/or physiology and genetics.
Completed college level coursework in human anatomy and/or physiology and genetics.
Experience in teaching human anatomy and/or physiology labs and genetics labs.
Experience utilizing Excel worksheets.
Experience with a Learning Management System (LMS), e.g., CANVAS or similar software.
Experience preparing biological materials and lab equipment for instructional purposes.
Review of position will begin on August 18th, however, position will remain open until filled.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.