Title: Lecturer and Laboratory Coordinator
Position #: 00020527
Position Type: Faculty (Non-Tenure)
Division: Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture
Department: Molecular & Biomedical Sciences
Location:  Orono, Maine
Search Committee Chair: Robert Gundersen
Desired Start Date:  August 28, 2016
Purpose: The University of Maine Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences seeks applicants for a full-time, academic-year, non-tenure track Lecturer-Laboratory Coordinator to begin August 28, 2017.  


Located on the northern border of beautiful Downeast Maine, the University of Maine, Orono, is the flagship campus of the University of Maine System and is the principal graduate institution in the state.  it is the state’s land grant and sea grant university, enrolling 12,000 students.  Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools in neighborhoods where children can walk to school, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live.  The University of Maine is just 60 miles from Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park and there is access to a wealth of outdoor activities throughout the state.  As an NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: The successful applicant will teach our undergraduate chemistry courses for non-majors (BMB 207, Fundamentals of Chemistry; and BMB 208, Elemental Physiological Chemistry). These are courses for non-majors that are taken by students in Biology, Nursing, Animal and Veterinary Sciences, and Food Science and Nutrition.  The appointee will also act as the coordinator for the laboratory courses of the department.  This involves ordering of supplies, supervising work-study students, meeting with graduate teaching assistants and general lab maintenance.
Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications: •   An M.S. degree, in microbiology, biochemistry, or closely related field.

•   Formal training in microbiology/chemistry/biochemistry/molecular biology and teaching lecture and lab exercises.

•   Expertise in microbiology and biochemistry laboratory techniques.

•   Ability to work with and assess laboratory equipment.

•   Experience supervising undergraduates (work-study, researchers, etc) highly preferred; preferably has experience supervising graduate TAs.

•   Previous university experience teaching laboratory courses and lecture courses for non-majors in microbiology/biochemistry/chemistry at the undergraduate level is preferred.

•   Laboratory safety training/experience.

Laboratory management experience involving ordering of supplies, general lab maintenance, etc. is preferred.

Other Information: Appropriate background checks are required. 


All UMS employees are required to comply with applicable policies and procedures, as well as to complete applicable workplace related screenings, and required employee trainings, such as Information Security, Safety Training, Workplace Violence and Sexual Harassment.


Materials must be submitted via “Apply For Position”.  Applicants will need to create a profile and application; upload a cover letter, a CV which fully describes their experience with specific reference to the required and desirable qualifications, statement of teaching philosophy and interests, statement of research vision, and contact information for three professional references.  Applicants will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Review of applications will begin 07/01/17 and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. 


The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.