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Senior Instructional Laboratory Specialist, Print Lab

Academic Professional: Senior Instructional Laboratory Specialist
School of Design
College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts
University of Illinois Chicago

The School of Design at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) invites applications for the academic professional position of Senior Instructional Laboratory Specialist.

The duties of the Senior Instructional Laboratory Specialist entail activities in the Print Lab and extended support. This position is responsible for managing all laboratory activities and printing services: set-up, support, maintenance, and assisting in the development of policies and procedures. Relied upon as University representative for all correspondence related to the lab and equipment.

● Supervises and consults with students, faculty, and staff in the use of lab materials and equipment.
● Works closely with CADA faculty and administration to efficiently schedule lab access and authorization workshops.
● Assesses student and faculty needs while providing services and demonstrations for lab equipment and general use.
● Works in coordination with others to schedule demonstrations and provide support for projects utilizing the lab.
● Organizes and provides training for School of Design students.
● Hosts workshops and/or demonstrations on how to use lab equipment for students and faculty.

● Updates rules and regulations of the lab based on professor/course requirements.
● Hires, trains, supervises Student Lab Fellows and Student Assistant Workers. Reviews applications, interviews applicants, processes paperwork, provides scheduling, and submits hours worked.
● Trains and works with student employees in delivery of shop services and material preparation for class needs by request of faculty.
● Administers general first aid, calls in medical professionals when needed, and fills out Injury Reports
● Takes inventory and purchases all consumables and materials. Receives deliveries.
● Oversees the physical maintenance of tools, equipment, and associated resources to provide a safe working environment.
● Implements and organizes safety demonstrations.

● Keeps current of print trends and technologies. Consults with other Lab Specialists, Associate Directors, and Facilities Committee on equipment and tool upgrades and needs.
● Maintains a clean facility, clear of debris and obstructions.
● Advises and assists in the development and execution of capital improvement projects involving the labs and instructional facilities.
● Submits work orders for lab facility needs.
● Works with Lab Specialists and school leadership on preparation for events and special projects within CADA.
● Assists with general preparation and maintenance of the building, classrooms, and studios.

Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree in a relevant area (master’s degree preferred), and five years of experience in an architecture, design or arts laboratory setting, or general printing practice with bookbinding experience. Ideal candidates will have additional knowledge of various programming tools or languages for innovative production.

Salary to commensurate with experience and qualifications. Finalists will be asked to participate in interviews, which will take place in October. Earliest anticipated start date of the appointment begins in late November 2023.

Electronic applications must be received by 10/23/2023. Submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references through the UIC job board at

Please direct questions or concerns regarding the search and/or application process to Annabelle Clarke, Associate Director, Confidentiality will be observed in the search process.

The University of Illinois Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability.

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.

As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

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Contact Info:
Annabelle Clarke
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Chicago, IL