Laboratory Instructor – Chemistry/Biology
American International University – Kuwait City
American International University (AIU) seeks an enthusiastic, energetic chemistry/biology lab instructor. The successful candidate will oversee the establishment of general chemistry and biology labs and have them fully operational. He/she will apply knowledge of chemistry/biology and scientific laboratory procedures and techniques in performing a broad range of duties related to the day-to-day operations of the laboratories; duties include the preparation of supplies, materials, and equipment; maintenance of equipment and facilities; storekeeping functions; and the proper and safe use of equipment and materials.
To fill this position, we seek a highly motivated and well-trained chemist or biochemical scientist to educate and mentor our students at the general education level. The successful candidate will teach lab sessions in chemistry and biology-related disciplines in a general education environment, conduct lab preparation and maintenance, and ensure lab safety and compliance. The successful candidate will also display dedication to inclusive excellence and a culture of diversity in science and higher education.
Teach lab sessions in chemistry and biology-related disciplines
Set-up laboratory equipment and instrumentation required for tests, or process control.
Conduct chemical and biological laboratory tests of solid materials, liquids, and gases, and analyzes test results.
Prepare chemical solutions for use in processing materials, following standardized formulas or experimental procedures.
Liaise with chemistry and biology faculty regarding laboratory sessions.
Ensure the accurate inventory of chemistry and biology equipment and materials.
Maintain the safety of chemistry and biology equipment, materials, and laboratory.
Perform technical duties related to the chemistry and biology laboratories’ activities.
Provide technical assistance to faculty and students.
Master of Science with a major in Chemistry or Biochemistry.
Excellent oral and written English essential; spoken Arabic highly desirable.
Minimum of 3 years of work experience as a lab instructor in a chemical/biological laboratory or in a higher educational institutions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Student-centered, project-based learning and an aptitude to work with post-secondary students.
Committed to innovation in teaching and learning initiatives, with a positive "can-do" attitude and willingness to promote life-long learning across AIU.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, good interpersonal skills, and an ability to work with diverse groups of people.
Sound understanding of technologies that support educational development and current on the latest technology advances.
About American International University:
AIU is a new institution of higher education in Kuwait with the first student cohort admitted in fall 2019. It is a private, co-educational institution offering undergraduate degrees based on the American model of higher education. Through its educational programs, the University serves the intellectual, cultural, and personal growth of all members of its community. AIU’s offers degree programs in Engineering, Architecture, and Design, and Business Administration where the language of instruction is English.
For more information about AIU visit: www.aiu.edu.kw