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Requisition Number 17-0065
Post Date 10/21/2017
Title Assistant Professor of Chemistry
City Frederick
State MD

Under the general direction of the Chemistry and Physics Department Chair, the half-time Assistant Professor will design and teach CHEM 100 – The Chemical World and CHEM 105 – Molecular Basis of Nutrition. The half-time Assistant Professor may also have the opportunity to teach other courses, to free up other members of the department to teach CHEM 100 and 105. These courses fulfill laboratory (CHEM 100) and non-laboratory (CHEM 105) requirements within the core curriculum and also support the Nursing and Education programs.


Teaching (70%)

  • CHEM 100 – The Chemical World

    <> Teach 1-2 sections of CHEM 100 each year

    <> Oversee the curriculum for CHEM 100, including the course topics and laboratory experiences

    <> Work with the Department Assistant to ensure that laboratories are prepared for the course

  • CHEM 105 – Molecular Basis of Nutrition (30%)

    <> Teach 1-2 sections of CHEM 105 each year

    <> Oversee the curriculum for CHEM 105

  • As needed by the department, teach other courses to free up other faculty to teach CHEM 100 or CHEM 105

Professional Development (20%)

  • Develop and maintain an active research program involving students, commensurate with a half-time position;
  • Actively pursue opportunities for professional development related to teaching and research, including presenting at conferences and workshops as funds are available.
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and practices required. Knowledge of laboratory equipment, instrumentation and terminology used in the area of responsibility required.

Service (10%)

  • Advising students;
  • Provide service to the college by serving on departmental and college-wide committees;
  • Provide service to the broader discipline;
  • Some evening or weekend work may be required to support events or accommodate peak workloads (some evening teaching may be required).

Education and/or Experience

A Ph.D. in chemistry or related field is required. Prior teaching in a higher education job and/or a postdoctoral appointment is preferred.

Technology Skills

Proficient in office productivity suite software (such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), e-mail and Internet.

To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a cover letter, résumé and a list of three professional references. When saving documents, all document titles related to your application should include your name and the job requisition number. (i.e. c.smith, 17-0065). Applications received by December 8, 2017 will receive full consideration.

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.

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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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