Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator/Instructor

Saint Michael's College
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator/Instructor

The Chemistry Department at Saint Michael’s College is excited to welcome applications for the Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator/Instructor position. The department is searching for passionate candidates who will inspire the next generation of chemists and contribute to a dynamic educational community beginning in January 2024. The Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator/Instructor plays a pivotal role in shaping the hands-on learning experience for students. This involves teaching two lab sections per semester, fostering an inclusive and engaging learning environment, and overseeing the training and supervision of student lab assistants throughout the department.

In addition to the instructional responsibilities, this role is at the forefront of lab administration, managing preparations for all course-affiliated labs, which extends to resource management, where this position oversees the acquisition and stocking of teaching-related chemicals, lab supplies, equipment, and manuals. A key aspect of the position is ensuring the proper use and routine maintenance of teaching-related equipment and facilities. The Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator/Instructor collaborates with a team of dedicated colleagues focused on creating an inclusive community for learning and contributing to the development of educational environments that affirm the value of cultural diversity.

The Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator/Instructor works closely with the Environmental Health and Safety Officer on matters of safety and compliance and addresses safety concerns, and manages issues related to chemical waste disposal, prioritizing the well-being of students and faculty.

Our lived experience impacts how we self-assess our skills, experience, and qualifications. In particular, data and statistics have shown that candidates who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, people from working-class backgrounds, people with disabilities, and others with minoritized and marginalized identities may not apply to jobs when they do not believe they meet 100% of the requirements and expected responsibilities listed in the job descriptions. Some responsibilities and skills are teachable and can be learned on the job. If you can imagine yourself in this position, bringing value to our students and community and meeting most of what we are looking for, please apply.

The salary range is $60,000 – $65,000.

Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, paid volunteer time, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities.


Applicants must have the following: 

  • Master’s of Science degree in chemistry or a closely related physical science, plus one to two years of relevant teaching experience 
  • Strong academic background in the discipline, with good lab and teaching skills 
  • Outstanding organizational, administrative, supervisory, interpersonal skills and strong attention to detail are essential

An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. 

Application Instructions: 

Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on Apply Now button: 

  • CV 
  • A cover letter that includes a statement articulating your skills, experience, and knowledge to assist the department in fostering a learning and working environment that is inclusive and equitable for students and colleagues of all backgrounds and identities, particularly those marginalized and minoritized 
  • The names and contacts of three reference writers (reference letters will be requested from short-listed candidates) 

Review of applications begins on December 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. 

For a complete job description, benefits information, and to apply online, please visit: 

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Saint Michael's College delivers a world-class education in a beautiful Vermont setting. Our close community allows students to form strong and enduring relationships with one another and with accomplished faculty and staff, providing an ideal learning environment where they have the space and support to challenge themselves and their peers. A fully residential college located minutes from Burlington, Saint Michael's offers an unparalleled mix of academic, spiritual, cultural, service, and wilderness experiences.

Saint Michael's is among the elite ranks of only 286 colleges and universities nationwide allowed to host a Phi Beta Kappa national honor society chapter on campus and is ranked 3rd in Best Colleges in Vermont by Niche, a popular college ranking website. In 2022, Saint Michael’s was once again named by The Princeton Review as one of the Best 388 Colleges, one of the Best Green Colleges, and one of the Best Northeastern Colleges. Situated next to Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, nearby Burlington, Vermont, consistently ranks as one of the best places in America to live. This includes America's 10 Great Places to Live (Kiplinger's), Top 10 Cities for Outdoor Recreation (Outside Magazine), Top 10 Small Cities for State of Well-Being (Gallup-Healthways), Top 10 Tech Hubs in the U.S. (Forbes), Top 5 Healthiest Places for Women in America (Self Magazine), Top 10 Greenest Cities in America, and Top Public Square in America (USA Today). It was also recently named a “climate haven” and ranked in the 10 Best Places in America to Live for Climate Resilience.

At the heart of our Edmundite Catholic mission is a belief that experiencing new perspectives, cultures, traditions, and ideas helps us become fuller, more compassionate people. As a Catholic higher education institution with a social justice mission, we are called to be even more intentionally inclusive, celebrating the complexity and individuality that each person brings to our community. Each of us at Saint Michael's carries an obligation to ensure all students, faculty, and staff encounter a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment.

Building a culture of inclusion is an ongoing and evolving journey. We are continually striving to ensure our processes, policies, and behaviors support and encourage diversity, meeting the needs of all individuals, especially those from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups. Saint Michael's College's vision of inclusion and diversity embraces not only racial and ethnic identities but also gender, age, religion, language, ability/disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, military service, geographic origin, and first-generation/multi-generation college experiences.

Saint Michael's College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity, in compliance with applicable provisions of state and federal law that prohibit discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, religion, sexual orientation, veteran or military service status, HIV-positive test result status, genetic information, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic, as such characteristics and prohibitions are defined by applicable law. The College will not rely inappropriately on such characteristics, or upon related stereotypes or biases, in making employment-related decisions. Also, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship or otherwise would not be required by applicable law, the College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, as well as any employee who is limited in their ability to perform the functions of their job because of pregnancy, childbirth or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.

Wage or Salary
$60,000 - $65,000