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Requisition Number 18-0082
Post Date 12/31/2018
Title Assistant Professor of Biology
City Frederick
State MD

Under the general direction of the Biology Department Chair, the Department of Biology and Biomedical Science M.S. Program of Hood College invites applications for one half-time, non-tenure track assistant professor to begin August 1, 2019. Teaching duties will include the research seminar that prepares students for thesis or mock grant capstone projects, and electives in the area of specialty, such as molecular biology, cell biology, cancer biology or immunology. Hood College has a long tradition of training undergraduates and MS students for careers in science, especially in molecular biology, immunology, infectious diseases, and cell biology. We have a diverse student body of national and international students. Students and faculty engage in research in the well-equipped science building and in collaboration with scientists in regional facilities in the Frederick – Washington DC region. We seek applicants with research and teaching experience. Ideally the candidates will have an established research position with the ability to participate in teaching one or two courses each semester. Additionally this faculty member will advise and guide student research projects.



  • Teach elective courses in the BMS program (evening 5:30 – 8).
  • Teach the capstone seminar course for non-thesis students.
  • Assist students in finding laboratory sites to do research internships.
  • Mentor students in thesis research.
  • Work with other faculty in curricular and program related goals.


  • The ideal candidate will have a research position and the opportunity to help students find research opportunities.
  • Present research findings and other academic papers at national or professional conferences.


  • Support and participate in college committees and/or professional organizations to develop professional partnerships and meet the academic needs of the institution.
  • Support the College initiatives to recruit and retain talented students.
  • Participate as an active member of the Hood College community.
  • Evening or weekend hours could be required to support programs or special events.

To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted electronically to When saving documents related to your application, (including letters of recommendation) all document titles should include your name, the job requisition number and date (i.e. c.smith18-0082-12.17.18).

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Kathy F. Falkenstein, Ph.D., Department of Biology Chair ( Review of applications will begin March 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

The electronic application is found at the end of the job description on the lower right hand side, "Apply On-line". If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email or call (301) 696-3592.

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit

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