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Requisition Number 17-0064
Post Date 10/13/2017
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 opening at the Assistant Professor level for a broadly trained biologist beginning 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. Based on their expertise and interests, the successful candidate is expected to teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as actively mentor and conduct research with undergraduate and graduate students. Responsibilities include teaching graduate courses in immunology and cancer biology and undergraduate courses in human anatomy & physiology for nursing students. Candidates must possess a Ph.D.; postdoctoral work and teaching experience are preferred.



  • Teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs;
  • Actively mentor and conduct research with undergraduate and graduate students;
  • Teach graduate courses in immunology and cancer biology and undergraduate courses in human anatomy & physiology for nursing students.


  • 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.
  • Evening or weekend hours could be required to support programs or special events.


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; postdoctoral work and teaching experience are 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 mailed to: Biology Search Committee, Hood College, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD 21701 or submitted electronically to When saving documents, document titles (including letters of recommendation) related to your application should include the job requisition number, 17-0064, your name (i.e. 17-0064-smith-cv).

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Kathy F. Falkenstein, Ph.D., Department of Biology Chair at Review of applications will begin November 15, 2017 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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