Requisition ID:  30257

Senior Instructional Specialist

Job Summary

The Senior Instructional Specialist role is a full-time, fiscal year appointment. This position supports first year Biology 11000-11100, introductory courses for non-majors. Your responsibilities include but are not limited to preparing lab activities, maintaining lab equipment, and guiding teaching assistants in proper lab practices.  Each of the courses has been taught routinely, previously used materials are available.  You will maintain open lines of communication between themselves and essential staff, as well as with course faculty. Successful candidates will become part of a community committed to outstanding interdisciplinary undergraduate life science education. This position is part of the Department and College of Science vibrant group of scholars engaged in STEM and discipline-based education research.


About Us:

Purdue University's College of Science is committed to the persistent pursuit of the mathematical and scientific knowledge that forms the very foundation of innovation. Nearly 350 tenure-track faculty conduct world-changing research and deliver a transformative education to nearly 1500 graduate students and 5200 undergraduates. We are a community of learners that develops practical solutions to today's toughest challenges with degree programs in the life sciences, physical sciences, computational sciences, mathematics, and data science. This includes a new summer, online version of the lab courses as Purdue University strives to make education more accommodating.


What We're Looking For:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Biology or a related field  
  • Four (4) to five (5) years of experience working with a laboratory course at the university level also required



  • Master’s degree in Biology or related field 


Skills Needed:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent laboratory skills and practices, including some basic chemistry
  • Ability to work with diverse students and staff, including mentoring cross-culture teaching skills


Additional Information:

  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette