Lab Coordinator

TITLE: Apply Lab Coordinator
College of Education, Arts and Sciences
LOCATION: Longview
DATE POSTED: 03-01-2018
REPORTS TO: Dean of the College of Education, Arts and Sciences
SCHEDULE: This position is part-time and will begin in the Spring semester of 2019.
LeTourneau University invites applications for the position of Lab Coordinator.  This individual will manage the natural science labs, oversee relevant safety protocol, and coordinate the handling and disposal of chemical waste.  Primary duties of this position are flexible and dependent upon the experience and training of the qualified candidate.
Primary Duties:
  • Coordinate Student Workers and assist full time faculty in setting up weekly labs and maintaining lab safety
  • Coordinate regular and appropriate maintenance and repair of laboratory instruments
  • Work with administrators and other employees to develop and implement appropriate chemical hygiene policies and practices; acquire equipment needed for handling, storing and disposing of chemicals, and provide training for employees and students
  • Enforce procedures for the handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals used in the laboratories
  • Ensure appropriate audits are performed and records of inspection are maintained
  • Seek ways to improve the chemical hygiene program
  • Ensure that the Chemical Hygiene Plan is reviewed annually and revised as necessary in order to maintain compliance with current legal requirements
  • Teach courses/labs in Physics, Chemistry, or Geology 

Required Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree, with at least 18 graduate hours of credit in either Physics, Chemistry, or Geology, preferred
  • Strong command of the English language with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must be familiar with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, various computer interface programs, and other scientific software for laboratory instruments in the Natural Sciences Division, or must possess the ability to become fluent with software and hardware for instruments that need repair
  • Must have or acquire the ability to use chemical databases to discern hazard information about chemicals for risk assessment
  • Must be certified, or able to obtain training and certification, in an approved Chemical Hygiene or Environmental Safety program within the first six months of employment
  • Supportive of leadership direction, policies, and procedures; team-player contributing to comradery within the faculty and department
  • Agreement with Christian Statement of Faith and institutional policies of LeTourneau University.  Positive, cooperative and Christ-like attitude supportive of the University and its mission

Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled. In accordance with applicable provisions of federal law, applicants for employment who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University and applicants for admission to educational programs or activities are considered without discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, handicapping condition, national origin or genetic information. Inquiries about this policy should be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (903) 233-4170.

Applications are required and are available from or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX. Send completed application, and a current resume to:

LeTourneau University
ATTN: Human Resources
P.O. Box 7001
Longview, Texas 75607-7001
FAX (903) 233-4103
E-mail address:


LeTourneau University is the premier Christian polytechnic university in the nation where educators engage students to nurture Christian virtue, develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, integrate faith and work, and serve the local and global community.

LETU is a Christ-centered, interdenominational institute of higher learning offering more than 85 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, aviation, business & technology, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, nursing, psychology & counseling and theology & vocation. LETU's 2,700 students represent nearly all 50 states, more than 30 foreign countries, and around 50 different denominational groups. In addition to residential programs at the main campus in Longview, Texas, students are enrolled in a robust suite of online programs, as well as innovative hybrid programs in the Dallas and Houston areas.

LETU is consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges," and the engineering program is ranked nationally. LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. LeTourneau University's engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: 410-347-7700. The Carnegie Foundation classifies LeTourneau University as a Master's (Comprehensive) University II.

The 162 acre main campus is located in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city with an MSA of over 190,000, nestled among the beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes of East Texas. It is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.

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