Laboratory Instructor in Biology

Bowdoin College

Posting Details

Title Laboratory Instructor in Biology
Posting Number S01220JP
Department Biology
Job Summary The Laboratory Instructor is responsible for assisting faculty in teaching labs associated with specific courses in the Sciences.
Laboratory Instructors will coordinate, set-up, implement, and clean up of the lab portion of the course that is required. Laboratory Instructors will also assist faculty in teaching and guiding students through lab exercises. Other duties assigned will include:

  • Grading of laboratory reports and exams.
  • Hiring and supervising student assistants.
  • Designing and testing of lab experiments and equipment.

Salary Range for this position is expected to be: Minimum $58,000- Maximum $65,000

Education/Skills Requirements Required:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Biology or Ecology
  • Excellent oral and written communications skill
  • Strong organizational skills and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to provide individual and group instruction with sensitivity to different learning styles
  • A valid driver’s license and the ability to meet the requirements of the College’s Motor Vehicle Use Policy.


  • Master’s or PhD degree in Biology or Ecology
Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents Required:

  • Experience with discipline specific laboratory techniques at both introductory and advanced laboratories.
  • Prior experience teaching, preferably in a laboratory situation, or field sciences.


  • Familiarity with computational tools for data analysis (e.g. MATLAB or Mathematica) highly valued..
Standard Work Days and Hours
  • The standard hours are Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm during the academic year.
  • Some weekends or evening hours may be required.
  • The anticipated start date the for candidate selected will be on or after January 9, 2024.
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 College’s 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. Bowdoin’s 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.
Bowdoin’s 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
FTE 0.81
Benefits Eligible Yes
Pay Type Salaried
Background Check Package Requirements Administrative Staff + MVR
Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? Yes
Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No
Posting Date 11/10/2023
Applications Accepted Until
Open Until Filled No
Type of Posting Internal/External
Special Instructions to Applicants
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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