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Requisition Number 17-0003
Post Date 1/23/2017
Title Associate Professor, Doctoral Program in Organizational Leadership
City Frederick
State MD

Under the general direction of the Program Director, Doctoral Program in Organizational Leadership, the full-time position at the rank of associate professor or professor of education or business administration, beginning August 1, 2017 should possess an earned doctorate degree with both practical and philosophical experience and expertise in educational leadership, leadership or business administration related to effective leadership in organizations. A minimum of six years’ experience in college level teaching is preferred. The assignment will feature teaching graduate level doctoral courses by successfully planning for institutional delivery, design, and implementing formative and summative assessments for doctoral candidates from business, government, education or the non-profit sector. Preference will be shown to candidates with prior organizational leadership experience as well as teaching at the higher education level. Candidates may be asked to teach coursework in the Department where they will be housed, based on their graduate degrees and/or expertise.


Teaching, Program Facilitation and Advising

  • Demonstrate an ability/potential for quality teaching, scholarship, and service.
  • Teach graduate level doctoral courses by successfully planning for institutional delivery, design, and implementing formative and summative assessments for candidates in the Doctoral Program in Organizational Leadership. Course may include Seminar in Leadership Theory and Practice, Leadership and Strategic Communication, Qualitative Research in the Social Science, Quantitative Research in the Social Sciences, Seminar in Leadership and Ethics and Capstone Courses in Action Research.
  • Plan course syllabi/assignments to meet Hood College and doctoral program curriculum requirements utilizing a variety of teaching techniques.
  • Evaluate doctoral candidates’ needs 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 program objectives.
  • 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 doctoral students; work doctoral candidates moving through a cohort model.
  • 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.
  • Serve as advisor or committee member for doctoral candidates with their action research based capstone experience.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.


  • Conduct appropriate 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.
  • Support and participate in professional and community organizations to develop professional partnerships and meet academic needs of the institution.
  • Support the College initiatives to recruit and retain talented doctoral students. Activities may include interviewing applicants for admission into the program, assess writing samples, participate in recruitment activities such as open houses and interest meetings.
  • Support the Doctoral Program by enhancing collaboration with appropriate organizations and community groups.
  • Act as an active member of the Hood College community.


Competencies include the following:

  • 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 doctoral 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 organizational leadership, business administration or educational leadership, experience in successful higher education instruction. A minimum of six years’ college teaching experience is preferred. Evidence of leadership within higher education and professional organizations.

Technology Skills

Strong computer proficiency in Internet applications, knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Productivity Products (such as Microsoft Word, Access, Excel & Powerpoint), Email and Internet sources.

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 and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or scheduled form; ability to hypothesize, draw conclusions and support conclusions; ability to work independently and as a member of a group in developing and executing project plans; and ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.

Mathematical Skills

Strong statistical and analytical skills required. Ability to work with and apply statistical and mathematical concepts timely and accurately, either manually, by using a calculator, or a spreadsheet package (such as Excel); demonstrated knowledge of assessment including research design, data collection, data analysis, and reporting; and experience working with a variety of databases; and the use of computer applications to manipulate and analyze data is required.

To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript and three letters of recommendation. Candidates should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be emailed directly to All document titles (including letters of recommendation) related to your application should include your name and the job requisition number. This position will remain open until a successful candidate is identified; initial screening will begin on February 15, 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, 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

Revised 02/14/2017
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