The individual in this position will teach within the undergraduate and/or graduate programs in the Department of Kinesiology, supporting the instructional mission of the unit. These courses may be face-to-face, online, or hybrid in format. This position will include advising responsibilities; the individual in this role must advise students accurately to facilitate timely program completion. Participation in service-related duties within the academic unit, College, University, and the healthcare professions is also expected. Functioning as Lab Manager will comprise roughly one quarter of this individual’s role and responsibilities.
The Lab Manager duties involve managing and supporting the daily operations of the teaching laboratories and laboratory-associated courses within the unit. This includes all laboratories in which pre-majors, undergraduate, and graduate students are educated, such as the Exercise Physiology Laboratory, the Athletic Training Education Laboratory, the Emergency Medical Response Classroom, the Anatomy and Physiology Classroom, the Health Risk Assessment Laboratory, the Biodynamics Laboratory, and the Systems Physiology Laboratory. Responsibilities include managing inventory, tracking and ordering supplies, handling the maintenance of various instruments, and ensuring the general cleanliness of laboratory spaces. The position supports all formal laboratory courses, mentored independent study courses, thesis courses, and dissertation courses that occur in the designated laboratories. Responsibilities also include ensuring that teaching assistants are trained on laboratory equipment as well as inventorying and ordering laboratory supplies and equipment when needed, calibrating and maintaining lab equipment, acting as the point of contact for manufacturers, calling service technicians for broken equipment, and organizing quotes/prices for the purchase of new equipment. The Lab Manager also supports the Health Risk Assessment Program by assisting with the handling of inquiries about participating in the program, organizing/scheduling participants in the lab, performing assessments (in the lab and/or community), and training new individuals to conduct the assessments. As needed, the Lab Manager will create new lab manuals and signage updates for procedures, equipment use, and safety and risk considerations; refine and teach new lab techniques; refine the flow and teaching of students within the lab classes for most efficient instruction; refine the set-up of different equipment packages to optimize student use, and seek out and order new equipment and supplies with the latest technology to ensure students receive state-of-the-art training.
Minimum Experience / Education:
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned masters and/or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
At minimum, a master's degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Athletic Training, or related discipline is required. Experience with teaching (independently or assisting) clinical/scientific undergraduate or graduate laboratory courses in kinesiology, exercise science, exercise physiology, and/or athletic training at the university level is required. Given the Lab Manager duties, education regarding or experience with the equipment/tools/machinery used for each lab space is preferred. Knowledge and training regarding laboratory techniques (e.g., handling and evaluating blood panels, understanding refrigeration needs of cellular/molecular science research, maintaining metabolic equipment) are also preferred.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.