Job Details

Bowdoin College
  • Position Number: 5249291
  • Location: Brunswick, ME
  • Position Type: Science - Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory Instructor

Posting Number: S01278JP

Department: Chemistry

Job Summary:
Bowdoin College has a full-time, academic year, benefits-eligible Laboratory Instructor position available beginning the fall semester 2024. The Chemistry Department is looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated individual to work closely with supervising faculty to teach laboratory sections in courses including introductory and inorganic chemistry.

Responsibilities include experimental design, laboratory preparation (the generation of laboratory handouts, assembling chemicals, maintaining equipment/instrumentation, and providing for the collection and disposal of all laboratory waste), presenting pre-lab lectures, supervising laboratory sections, scaffolding exploratory student mini-projects, supervising student assistants, providing guidance about data analysis and scientific writing, and grading pre-lab assignments and laboratory reports.

Successful applicants will join a supportive chemistry department comprised of nine faculty members, six laboratory instructors, an instrumentation specialist, and an academic coordinator. Review of applications will begin on May 13, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

Pay and Benefits:
  • The salary range for this position is expected to be: $58,000 - $64,500.
  • A variety of health insurance plans (Effective on date of hire).
  • Generous Retirement Plan - 10.12% annual compensation contribution (Eligible after 1 year of service and age 26)
  • Life and Disability Insurance.
  • Paid time off - vacation, personal, holidays, and paid parental leave.
  • Access to many of the College's facilities including the gym and pool.
  • Access to events, speakers, and sport events on campus.
  • Free fitness and wellness classes!
  • And more:

Education/Skills Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree in chemistry or biochemistry.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills and problem-solving abilities

  • Masters in chemistry or biochemistry.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents:
  • 2-5 years of xperience with laboratory techniques used in introductory chemistry and inorganic chemistry.
  • Ability to provide individual and group instruction with sensitivity to different learning styles.

  • Experience with modern instrumentation, especially that used in materials and inorganic chemistry, and teaching experience highly valued.

Standard Work Days and Hours:
  • Lab hours are typically Monday-Friday beginning around 7:45 am and ending by 5:30 pm.
  • Some weekends or evening hours may be required.
  • This is an exempt position requiring time commitment necessary to satisfactorily complete job requirements.
  • This is a full-time, academic year round position (40 hours/42 weeks, 0.81 FTE).


About Bowdoin:
Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff-with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the Colleges multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoins reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoins campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.


Employment Category: Full Time Academic Year

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Pay Type: Salaried

Background Check Package Requirements: Faculty/Administrative

Is driving a Bowdoin vehicle an essential function of this job?:

Is a pre-placement physical required for this position?: No

Posting Date: 06/14/2024

Applications Accepted Until:

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin on May 13, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit: 1) a cover letter; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement that describes your teaching philosophy and how your teaching, scholarship, and/or mentorship supports our commitment to equity and inclusion (; and 4) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.

EEO Information:
Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

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