Biological Microscopist & Lecturer/Instructional Staff

Biological Microscopist & Lecturer/Instructional Staff


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Position Details

The Department of Biology at the University of Tampa invites applications for a full-time 12-month instructional staff position beginning June 1, 2024.

This instructional staff member would assist in the management, training and maintenance of the imaging and microscope related resources in the Department of Biology with particular focus on the scanning electron microscope. This coordinator would instruct the upper-level Electron Microscopy course up to twice each year along with introductory biology laboratories and/or non-majors biology courses in the department (21 contact hours per year including summer).

Primary Responsibilities

1) Managing, maintenance and training of students and faculty in the use of the Department's scanning electron microscope and associated facilities.

2) Overseeing care of instrumentation and monitoring service contracts for microscopy and other departmental equipment and arranging and/or performing maintenance as needed.

3) Assisting with the coordination of hiring, training, and supervision of undergraduate student laboratory mentors for microscopy related activities and maintenance.

In addition to these responsibilities, the candidate will be expected to teach 21 contact hours over the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters with teaching responsibilities to begin in August 2024. The primary responsibility will be instructing Electron Microscopy, majors general biology laboratories and/or other non-majors biology courses as needed.


Master's degree in a relevant biological field is required. Must know basic chemical & biological hygiene and safety requirements. Must have excellent organizational skills and the ability to work smoothly with a diverse group of faculty, staff and students. Must be highly proficient in microscopy with an emphasis on biological work in scanning electron microscopy. Prior teaching and laboratory experience preferred. A personal commitment to quality undergraduate teaching and service to the Department and University is essential.

The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially-based primarily undergraduate institution of almost 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University is situated on a 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa's central dynamic business district. The Tampa Bay area is a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. UT reflects this vibrancy; with 23 consecutive years of enrollment growth, UT features 229 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and 140 countries, and "Top Tier" ranking in U.S. News and World Report.

All required documents listed below should be uploaded to the attachment box at the bottom of the "My Experience" page of the application before continuing through the application.

1. Cover Letter

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy

4. Name and Contact Information of References

5. Copy of Graduate Transcript

Reference Letters

Three reference letters from external providers are required. Please have the reference provider email the reference letter to to include your name and the position you applied for in the email subject line.

Review of applications will begin February 3rd and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Tampa is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

The University of Tampa is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds to facilitate intercultural awareness and understanding.

Submission Guidelines

To receive full consideration for employment with The University of Tampa, please be sure to submit/upload required documents for this position at time of application submission. Required documents should be submitted in the attachment box at the bottom of the "My Experience" page of the application before continuing through the application.

Background Check Requirements

Finalists may be required to submit to a criminal background check. Some positions may also require a motor vehicle report and/or a credit report.

Additional Information

This description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not to determine specific duties and responsibilities for any particular position. Essential functions and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific task assigned to the position.

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