Staff Biology Laboratory Instructor

The University of Pikeville is seeking applicants for a Staff Biology Laboratory Instructor. Under the general direction of the Math/Science Division Chair and working with Biology faculty, the Staff Biology Laboratory Instructor serves as coordinator and instructor for multiple sections of Biology laboratory courses for majors and non-majors, manages the biology labs and stockrooms, and carries out other duties as assigned. This is a salary position working approximately 40 hours per week for 10 months (August 1 to May 31).

Primary Duties: 

  1. Oversee the day-to-day operations of assigned biology teaching laboratories. 
  2. Serve as instructor for approximately six laboratory sections. This includes preparing teaching materials, supervising lab activities, evaluating student performance, and reporting grades.
  3. Work with biology faculty to organize and develop laboratory exercises.
  4. Maintain office hours to answer student questions.
  5. Serve as stockroom and laboratory manager.
  6. Support biology faculty in preparations for all biology laboratories and maintenance of biology field station.
  7. Maintain chemical, equipment, and specimen inventory for the biology area and order necessary supplies for laboratories.
  8. Assist in cleanup of labs and waste disposal.
  9. Test and maintain laboratory safety equipment and promote safety in the laboratory.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned by the Division Chair of Mathematics and Natural Sciences or the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Education/Skill Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Bachelors degree in Biology or related area required. 
  • Excellent communication. 
  • Maintain professional appearance and attitude appropriate to the position.
  • Have a valid driver’s license.
  • Desire to work with undergraduate students in a teaching environment.
  • Must be a self-starter who is flexible, energetic and a team player.
  • Biology laboratory experience working with various laboratory equipment.

The University of Pikeville offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UPIKE offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, telemedicine, long term disability, tuition waivers, a 403(b) retirement plan, and HSA, FSA, & dependent care accounts. 

Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please, specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials.

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students. 

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, and the contact information for three to five professional references.

Date Posted: 03/24/2023
Department: Biology
Employment Type: Full-Time (40 hours)
Position Type: Staff
We are no longer taking applications for this position.