Iowa State University Teaching Laboratory Associate - 2365 in Ames, Iowa

Classification Information

University Title Teaching Laboratory Associate - 2365

Pay Grade 31

Salary Commensurate with qualifications

Base of Employment P - P&S

Job Category Professional and Scientific

Pay Frequency Monthly

Posting Details

Posting Number 80255P

Working Title Teaching Laboratory Associate

Advertised Employing Department Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology

Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Continuous

Proposed Start Date 08/01/2018

Proposed End Date or Length of Term

Number of Months Employed Per Year 10

Full or Part Time Full-Time

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is seeking applicants for a Teaching Lab Associate. This position will assist the teaching lab coordinators for Biology 211L and 212L with the preparation, maintenance, and set-up of the biology teaching labs. This position will work with and maintain technical equipment and computer software/hardware used in teaching biological concepts. The Teaching Lab Associate will supervise and provide guidance for undergraduate lab assistants and teaching assistants. In addition, this position will assist in keeping records, lab policies, and standard operating procedures for lab set-ups and safety.

The successful candidate will need to be flexible with scheduling due to varied enrollment and class scheduling. The incumbent may need to be available at 6 a.m. to open labs one semester and late evenings until 11:00 p.m. another semester. In addition, the successful candidate will have knowledge of basic theories, principles, concepts and methodology of biology; strong oral and written communication skills; possess attention to detail; and the ability to conduct multiple, complex tasks in an ever changing environment.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

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. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, 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.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of related experience.

Supplemental Required Education and Experience

Preferred Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in a biological science or related discipline. Experience in a teaching laboratory, either through teaching or preparatory work for a lab course or related program. Experience providing routine maintenance of lab equipment. Experience preparing plant and animal specimens for instructional purposes. Experience preparing and writing instructional protocols. Experience organizing materials and/or projects that are complicated in nature. Experience with computer software (e.g. Excel), photo editing software and Canvas (or similar) online learning technologies. Supervisory experience

Location (if other than Ames)

Additional Information

The Teaching Laboratory Associate works 10 months a year. This position does not work during the months of June and July.

Department Contact Name Betsy Happe

Department Contact Phone

Department Contact Email

Department/Unit Website

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three ReferencesIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Special Instructions Summary

Guaranteed Consideration Date 05/30/2018

Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email