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Requisition Number 17-0078
Post Date 12/13/2017
Title Assistant Professor of Biology
City Frederick
State MD

Under the general direction of the Biology Department Chair, Hood College's Department of Biology has a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting August 1, 2018. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to teaching and the liberal arts, ongoing scholarly research, and service to the department and college. We seek a broadly-trained organismal biologist with expertise in animal physiology. The successful candidate's teaching assignment will include, but not limited to, Human Anatomy and Physiology (lecture and lab) and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology (lecture and lab), laboratory section(s) of 100-level Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses, lecture and/or lab of a 200-level majors course in Plant and Animal Physiology, and advanced courses(s) in his/her area of expertise.



  • Teach Human Anatomy and Physiology lecture and lab and Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology lecture and lab for majors.
  • Teach laboratory sections of 100-level Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses.
  • Possible opportunity to teach 200-level majors course in Plant and Animal Physiology.
  • Possible opportunity to teach upper-level undergraduate elective lecture and/or lab as well as graduate courses in area of expertise.
  • Evening or weekend hours could be required to support programs or special events.


  • Conduct field-specific research to enhance general body of knowledge and provide publication opportunities, or avidly pursue other forms of professional development.
  • Conduct research with students, as appropriate.
  • Present research findings and other academic papers at national or professional conferences.
  • Participate in the communications community.


  • 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.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in an appropriate biological discipline and teaching experience is required. Post doctoral experience preferred.

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, document titles and letters of recommendation related to your application should include your name and the job requisition number, 17-0078 (i.e. csmith17-0078).

Questions about the position should be directed to Review of applications will begin January 2018 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. 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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