Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
The Faculty Assistant will supervise undergraduate students in General Chemistry or Organic Chemistry Laboratories, including grading, laboratory maintenance, development of experiments, and other administrative duties. The Faculty Assistant will assist the instructor of the course, in any manner requested, to facilitate the teaching and supervision of the undergraduate students enrolled in the course.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Supervision of General Chemistry or Organic Chemistry Laboratory sessions (under the supervision of the instructor):
Answer student questions.
Instruct in proper laboratory techniques.
Evaluate student progress and performance.
Maintain a safe laboratory environment.
Present pre-lab lectures and details of the experiment.
Grading laboratory reports:
Evaluate student laboratory techniques.
Evaluate student written communication skills.
Evaluate student comprehension of chemical concepts based on laboratory work and reports.
Prepare equipment and chemicals for upcoming laboratory experiments.
Help to clean the laboratory after the students finish an experiment.
Clean, fix and maintain laboratory equipment.
Maintain a clean and safe laboratory environment.
Development of experiments:
Perform new experiments for the Laboratory Instructor to determine whether they will work well for the undergraduate students.
Troubleshoot equipment for new experiments.
Proofread written laboratory instructions for mistakes or pit-falls.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or biology (earned in May 2020 or earlier).
Previous teaching experience.
Excellent laboratory skills.
Ability to effectively communicate with students and give students specific feedback on how to improve laboratory skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Commitment to laboratory safety.
Prudent practices for handling chemicals.
Flexibility with work hours.
Willingness to accept new tasks and changing responsibilities.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Chemistry in the School of Arts & Sciences on the Danforth Campus.
The hiring range for this position is $17.48 - $22.29 per hour.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.