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Date Posted:  March 4, 2020

POSITION:            Academic Associate, (CCP-16, 12-month, tenure track position)



Bachelor degree in Biology, Chemistry, or related field together with one year of related experience.  Have knowledge of the ordering, handling, and preparation of chemicals and live specimens; safe handling of hazardous waste materials, computer ability to maintain inventories and coordinate scientific and analytical lab equipment repairs. Have good interpersonal skills and supervisory/ managerial experience.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.  They must also provide appropriate references.  Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.


Under the supervision of the Associate Dean, the Academic Associate shall assist the science faculty by: recruiting, supervising and evaluating lab support personnel (Educational Assistants & Student Assistants) who work in science labs; preparing biology, chemistry, physics, horticulture and environmental science labs for instructional purposes; maintaining accurate, detailed budget information regarding lab supply and equipment purchases from multiple departments, and maintaining and inventorying lab equipment and supplies. The candidate must be able to administer, maintain and adhere to safety standards and health compliances as directed by internal and external agencies and effectively coordinate and interact with various campus personnel in a collegial manner. The position will provide tutorial assistance in the major field and will provide mentoring in the use of lab equipment, materials, and software usage. Although the Waterbury campus will be the primary focus, the successful candidate will be expected to perform all aforementioned duties and responsibilities on the Waterbury and Danbury campuses. On occasion, the successful candidate may work on nights and weekends when necessary.

MINIMUM SALARY:    $55,656 approximate annual, plus excellent medical insurance, retirement and related fringe benefits.

TO APPLY: (Submit the following to the address below.  Emailed or faxed application packages will NOT be accepted)

  • Letter of Intent
  • Resume
  • Typed Employment Application 
  • Official transcripts from each Degree-Granting Institution
  • Name, address and phone number of three references

H. Justin Moore

Associate Dean, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Division

Attn: Academic Associate Search

Room E411

Naugatuck Valley Community College

750 Chase Parkway

Waterbury, CT 06708


All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). 

Naugatuck Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F.  Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination: CSCU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disability, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Nicholas D’Agostino, Manager of Affirmative Action, Diversity, and Inclusion.

All necessary qualifications and application instructions are listed above.  Any inquiries should be directed to the Department of Human Resources.

Posted: Mar 4, 2020,

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