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Laboratory Director for Chemical and Materials Engineering

Chemical & Materials Engineering

Reports To:
Lisa Axe, Chairperson

Position Type:

Position Summary:
The successful candidate will support laboratory related activities including development, maintenance, and repair of existing and future lab experiments, with emphasis on experiments and equipment focus on Materials Science and Engineering (MSE). The incumbent is expected to play a leadership role in the Department, including active participation in laboratory course development, close interaction with student activities, industry and outreach activities, and other duties as appropriate.

Essential Functions:
The Laboratory Director will: Support operations of teaching labs, with emphasis on MSE, including repurposing or phasing out obsolete experiments, modifying and upgrading existing experiments, and designing and constructing new experiments; also, play a central role in safety, environmental, and decisions on major equipment. Ensure that the content of lab experiments supports and reinforces the content of the corresponding engineering courses that culminate in the last-year capstone lab courses. Coordinate activities with instructors, the faculty lab coordinator, the lab director of Chemical Engineering, and the department chairperson. The individual will teach up to the maximum contact hours allowable for staff per semester (within existing courses or labs).

Additional Functions:
Other duties as assigned by the department Chairperson.

Essential Characteristics:
The candidate will support laboratory related activities including development, maintenance, and repair of existing and future lab experiments.

Prerequisite Qualifications:
The candidate must have at least a MS degree in Chemical Engineering or related field, with a record of at least three (3) years of experience with laboratory equipment maintenance and operations.

Preferred Qualifications:
A candidate with a PhD degree and a strong record of teaching Unit Operations courses and aptitude for laboratory-based instruction is preferred.

Bargaining Unit:




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