Laboratory Manager, Tennessee Tech University

published Nov 23, 2021 11:48am

Nov 23, 2021 - Dec 23, 2021

The Laboratory Manager reports directly to the Chair of Earth Sciences and prepares and monitors laboratory activities in geoscience-related labs and oversees the Earth Sciences computer labs. A detailed description of the Department of Earth Sciences is available online.

Essential Functions:

Teach lower-division geoscience labs and supervise student workers in introductory labs and Earth Science computer labs. Assist in development of general education laboratories under the supervision of full-time faculty. Prepare all mineral, rock and fossil specimens for use in general education laboratories. Curate extensive collection of minerals, rocks, fossils and maps. Order laboratory materials and monitor equipment inventory and operation. Supervise students in operation and use of laboratory equipment, materials and specimens. Work with university IT staff to maintain and operate computer equipment and software in the Earth Sciences department, including lab computers, classroom teaching stations, research computers and the printing plotter. Maintain the Earth Science Department website. Supervise student workers in introductory laboratories and the Earth Science computer lab. Oversee maintenance of equipment in the Earth Sciences rock processing laboratory and microscope laboratories. Assist with field trip activities as needed, to include driving students to off-campus activities associated with courses offered by the department. Maintain an accurate inventory of equipment. Prepare specimens and equipment for laboratory use. Prepare lab supply bids. Communicate in an effective and appropriate manner with diverse populations, the University community and the public. Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Master's Degree in geosciences or related field from an accredited institution. At least 18 graduate hours in geosciences from an accredited institution. Must possess a valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Previous teaching experience. Working knowledge of geoscience software and GIS.

A complete position summary and application procedure is available online.

Application screening:

January 14, 2022; open until filled.

Tennessee Tech is committed to a diverse workforce by fostering an inclusive work environment for students, faculty, and staff. Successful candidates should have a demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion. Tennessee Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.