Share this Job
Apply now

Apply for Job

Requisition ID:  16671

Senior Instruction Specialist

Job Summary

The Instruction Specialist will be responsible for assisting in the management, maintenance and organization of Entomology’s teaching programs.  Primary responsibilities will be running teaching laboratories in the forensic science and general entomology programs, supervising and training student teaching assistants, and advising faculty on laboratory sections for other classes. Additionally, the Instruction Specialist will contribute to teaching forensic science lecture-based classes and will be expected to participate in outreach activities related to the department’s programs as appropriate.  Additional duties will include but are not limited to:


  • Instructor of record for 1 lecture courses per semester, and guest lecturing in some of our other forensics classes
  • Participate in outreach activities related to the department’s programs
  • Assisting in the management, maintenance and organization of Entomology’s teaching programs


  • Bachelor’s degree in entomology, forensic science or a related field
  • 5 years of relevant experience
  • Must have served as a graduate teaching assistant in entomology and/or forensic science
  • Evidence of successfully planning, implementing, and evaluating classes, events, workshops, short courses, and other activities
  • Evidence of producing high-quality education curricula and materials
  • Evidence of successful use of internet services to deliver educational programs and material
  • Evidence of outreach activities
  • Strong organizational and communication skills



  • Master’s degree
  • Experience in teaching at the college level; including the development of instructional labs and supervision of student teaching assistants
  • Experience with crime scene investigation or forensic laboratory experience


Additional Information:

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines. To learn more, visit https://bit.ly/3DH3z6f  
  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position.
  • A background check will be required for employment.
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

Apply now

Apply for Job