Instructional Laboratory Specialist
The School of Architecture and the School of Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applicants for the full-time position of Instructional Laboratory Specialist in the digital Fabrication Lab, a state of the art facility with 3D printers, laser cutters, and a CNC router. Responsible for managing laboratory set-up, support, and maintenance, and assisting in the development of Fabrication Lab policies and procedures. Relied upon as University representative for all correspondence related to Lab and the equipment.
Duties: Essential duties and responsibilities include: Recommend, implement, and oversee the setup of students’ laboratory tests and experiments. Instruct and supervise students in use of specialized equipment; train faculty and students on proper procedures and lab safety. Design, develop, construct, and demonstrate equipment needed. Assist in updating laboratory manuals based on curriculum requirements. Evaluate laboratory equipment, examine and document performance.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree (masters preferred) in relevant lab area plus one (1) year experience in a visual arts laboratory setting required, including specialized knowledge and expert-level skills with art, design, and architecture materials and equipment. Knowledge of laboratory safety and mechanical and technical troubleshooting skills required. Proficient in Adobe CreativeSuite programs and 3D modeling programs including Rhinoceros 3D, AutoCAD, Solidworks or Fusion 360. Experience in an academic institution and teaching experience preferred.
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Deadline: For full consideration, applications should be received by Monday, January 27, 2020.
Salary will be commensurate with experience. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.