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Newman University Graduate Assistant - Science Lab Coordinator in Wichita, Kansas

Position to start June 2024

Occupational Summary:

The Graduate Assistant Science Lab Coordinator is responsible for coordinating activities in the science labs, procuring materials necessary for science instruction, and working with faculty to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations to provide a safe environment. The lab coordinator will be responsible for organizing (not delivering) training for lab assistants, and will oversee timely lab preparation by the lab assistants.

Stewardship Statement:

This position is responsible for cultivating and maintaining the institution's Catholic identity and its mission to empower graduates to transform society. As a member of the Newman community, the staff member will join with the institution's sponsors, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ (ASC Sisters), to witness God's love in Mission to empower others, foster oneness, celebrate life, form right relationships, and walk as compassionate companions. Additionally, this position contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other faiths, cultures, or backgrounds.

Work Performed:

  • Ensure proper use, storage, and disposal of materials used in the labs, including chemicals and hazardous materials.

  • Maintain current materials needed for the various labs.

  • Plan lab activities; coordinate the day-to-day operations of the general chemistry and biology science labs.

  • Coordinate the coverage of labs by scheduling lab assistants.

  • Complete all University-required trainings.

  • Other duties as assigned and appropriate to the position.

    Required Qualifications/Education/Experience/Skills/Training:

  • Completion of Bachelor’s Degree with at least 14 hours of in-person lab credits.

  • Must be accepted and enrolled full time (at least six (6) credit hours per semester) in a Master’s degree program during the academic year (fall and spring semester). 

  • Knowledge of science instruction and academic lab requirements, and skills in science equipment maintenance; ability to work safely.

  • Ability to read, understand, and interpret federal and state regulations.

  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of staff and students and communicate effectively orally and in writing.

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.


  • This is a 12-month live-in position. Contract must be renewed each year.

  • $2,000.00 stipend paid over 12 months

  • Single, furnished room and free cable and internet access through the campus network

  • Board (meals only offered when dining hall is open for traditional students)

  • Eligible for fall, spring, and summer tuition waiver. The student is responsible for payment of books, general fees, parking, and living expenses. Must follow tuition waiver policy and submittal deadlines.

    Additional Information:

  • Graduate Assistants may not hold other full-time employment. Other part-time employment in or outside the University must receive prior approval from the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. 

  • Tuition remission scholarships are dependent upon enrollment in the course(s) by regular, tuition-paying students. The university reserves the right to move classes from the face-to-face modality to the online modality in order to ensure a reasonable minimum class size is met, at the sole discretion of the university. Tuition remission scholarships do not guarantee that any course will be available in any given modality, depending upon enrollment. If space is limited in any class, persons using any tuition benefit scholarships may be enrolled in the order in which they registered for the class.

  • As a condition for retention in the role, the Graduate Assistant must remain in good academic standing, which is a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.

  • A criminal background check will be performed prior to employment offer.

    Founded in 1933, Newman University is a liberal arts institution grounded in Catholic values and traditions, yet is respectful of all faiths. At Newman you'll find people, programs, organizations and activities designed to educate the mind and inspire the spirit. Our low instructor-to-student ratio and collaborative faculty contribute to a positive learning environment. We are a sponsored ministry of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, US Region. We invite you to join us in our work of empowering our graduates to transform society!

Newman University is committed to hiring faculty and staff members that reflect the diversity of our region and to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees, according to all applicable equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, directives, and regulations of federal, state, and local governing bodies and agencies. In keeping this commitment, it is the policy of Newman University to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, familial status, public assistance status, local human rights commission activity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a qualified protected veteran.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Newman University will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with a disability in completing the application form or in the interview process. Please notify the Human Resources Office at (316) 942-4291, ext. 2202 or email hr@newmanu.edu in advance so necessary arrangements can be made.

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