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Requisition Number 17-0013
Post Date 3/22/2017
Title Visiting Assistant/Associate Professor in Education
City Frederick
State MD

Under the general direction of the Education Department Chair, the full-time position at the rank of assistant or associate professor of education beginning August 1, 2017 should possess an earned doctorate degree with both practical and philosophical experience and expertise in historical, philosophical, and social perspectives in education related to effective teaching and learning. A minimum of three years’ experience in college level teaching is preferred. The assignment will feature teaching both graduate and undergraduate level education courses by successfully planning for institutional delivery, design, and implementing formative and summative assessments for learners who teach in diverse settings. Preference will be shown to candidates with prior public school teaching experience at elementary and/or middle school levels and who are familiar with the NCATE or CAEP teacher education accreditation process.



  • Teach both graduate and undergraduate level education courses by successfully planning for institutional delivery, design, and implementing formative and summative assessments for learners who teach in diverse settings.
  • Demonstrate an ability/potential for quality teaching, scholarship, and service.
  • Plan course syllabi/assignments to meet Hood College and departmental curriculum requirements utilizing a variety of teaching techniques.
  • Evaluate students' learning styles, interests, aptitudes, and individual characteristics to determine suitable level of instruction and assignments.
  • Instruct students in course content and provide learning opportunities in and out of the classroom to achieve course objectives.
  • Encourage class participation and provide assistance as appropriate to students in completing class assignments. Manage classroom interactions and establish and maintain a climate that encourages learning.
  • Critique performance on various assignments to measure the quality of learning, build thinking skills, challenge students’ assumptions, and reinforce concepts to include practical application of new skills.
  • Maintain regular office hours; advise students; work with students to address problems and resolve issues.
  • Accompany students on field trips or other off-campus learning activities.
  • Determine grades for assignments and for overall achievement in class. Provide appropriate documentation of grades to students and department as appropriate.
  • Utilize digital and electronic platforms such as Blackboard and Chalk & Wire in instruction, record keeping, and data collection purposes.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.


  • Conduct field specific research to enhance general body of knowledge and provide publication opportunities.
  • Present research and other academic papers at professional conferences.


  • Support and participate in college committees and/or professional organizations to develop professional partnerships and meet academic needs of the institution.
  • Support the College initiatives to recruit and retain talented students.
  • Support the department with its Professional Development Schools collaboration.
  • Act as an active member of the Hood College community.


  • Discipline Mastery: Strong knowledge of subject matter; strong research skills; on-going interaction and/or development of skills related to discipline.
  • Teaching Mastery: Strong knowledge of current learning theory and appropriate teaching methodology for diverse student populations.
  • Oral Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings; delivers coherent and logical classroom lectures.
  • Planning/Organizing: Realistically prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives.
  • Professionalism: Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
  • Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the academic work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Dependability: Commits resources necessary to assist students to reach goals.
  • Innovation: Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges successfully; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; effectively presents ideas and information.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge and skills required to perform this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Earned doctorate degree with experience and expertise in historical, philosophical, and social perspectives in education related to effective teaching and learning required. A minimum of three years’ college teaching experience is preferred. Preference for prior public school teaching experience at elementary and/or middle school levels and familiarity with the NCATE or CAEP teacher education accreditation process will be given.

Technology Skills

Proficient in office productivity suite software, e-mail, and Internet sources. Ability to use a variety of digital and electronic devices, programs, and resources to instruct.

Language Skills

Proficient in communication in the English language and ability to assist students with English as a secondary language. Ability to read and interpret documents such as research studies, administrative policies, and journals, newspapers, etc. Ability to write lesson plans, respond to e-mail messages, create routine reports and correspondence, speak effectively before groups.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical and theoretical problems. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to hypothesize, draw conclusions, and support conclusions. Ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.

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, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts, transcript from the highest degree achieved and three letters of recommendation.

The candidate should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted electronically to and the writer must include 17-0013 in the subject line. All document titles (including letters of recommendation) related to your application must include your name and the job requisition number.

Questions about the position should be directed to Ann Sheehan at This position will remain open until a successful candidate is identified; initial screening will begin on April 14, 2017.

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. An Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disability

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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