University of Utah Associate Instructor in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 11/16/2018

Requisition Number PRN08724N

Job Title Associate Instructor

Working Title Associate Instructor

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary


Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00116 - Biology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $10,000 for one semester

Close Date

Job Summary


The School of Biological Sciences at the University of Utah is seeking a laboratory instructor to assist in teaching an undergraduate biochemistry lab course (BIOL3515/CHEM3515, Biological Chemistry Laboratory) for the spring 2019 semester. This course includes both lecture and lab components, and the laboratory instructor will be responsible for four laboratory sections per week (one each on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons) and will supervise four teaching assistants. In addition, the instructor will work with the TAs in preparing the experiments and grading lab reports. The laboratory instructor will work in close collaboration with Prof. David Goldenberg, who has overall responsibility for the course and will teach the lecture component. The total time commitment is approximately 19 hours per week, and the total compensation for the semester is $10,000.

More information about the course can be found at:

The ideal candidate for this position will have a Ph.D. in biochemistry or a related field (or is close to completion of a doctorate) and will have experience in biochemical techniques, including enzyme kinetics, spectrophotometry, gel electrophoresis and chromatography.

Minimum Qualifications


Previous teaching experience and a commitment to undergraduate education are strongly preferred.

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.