Under the general direction of the Department Chair, the Hood
College Department of History invites applications for a
tenure-track assistant professorship or advanced assistant
professorship in African American history to begin January 2023.
Candidates with prior teaching experience at the college/university
level may be considered for an abbreviated tenure and promotion
timeline. The successful candidate will teach survey courses and a
broad range of upper-level courses in African American cultural,
social, and intellectual history.
Additionally, the candidate will be part of the African American
Studies Program. The ability to teach the survey course in U.S.
history since 1877, as well as other courses in modern U.S.
history, is required. In addition to pursuing excellence in
teaching, the successful candidate will mentor and advise
undergraduate majors and minors in both curricular and professional
matters; they may also advise graduate research. Beyond their work
with students, the candidate must show initiative in service to the
department, the college, and broader communities. The candidate
must also demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarship and its
With twenty-eight undergraduate majors and nineteen master’s
programs, Hood College is a liberal arts institution committed to
providing students with solid professional training grounded in the
humanities and sciences. Located in Frederick, Maryland, Hood’s
proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore enables students and
faculty to enrich their work in the classroom with a wealth of
local research and professional development opportunities.
For the History Department, in particular, the area’s numerous
national and local museums, archives, and historical sites make
possible a wide array of on-site learning and internship
experiences. Application deadline is June 30, 2022.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
include the following.
Other duties may be assigned.
Teaching, Scholarship, and Service
- Teaching load: 4/3 course load per academic year to include
courses serving the undergraduate core curriculum, the history
major and minor, and the African American Studies minor.
- Mentor students through academic advising, internship placement
and advising, and faculty & student research
- Contribute to the regular functioning of the department through
committee work, participation in departmental extracurricular
activities, and pursue the goals outlined in the department’s
- Pursue a scholarly agenda and engage in other professional
- Serve the college through committee work, the development of
new student learning opportunities, and the enrichment of
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
Education and/or Experience
- We seek a candidate with a strong commitment in a liberal arts
setting, who is passionate about high-impact learning experiences,
and who values diversity, equity and inclusion in all that they do.
Candidates must have strong organizational skills and proven
ability to work collaboratively across academic disciplines.
- An earned PhD in History is required by January 30, 2023.
Advanced ABD candidates are welcome to apply and will be
- Record of effective teaching.
- Demonstrated potential for research and a clear research
- Ability to teach courses in modern American history.
Other Skills and Abilities
- Ability to collaborate with students and faculty across
- Commitment to community partnerships.
This position requires the following:
- excellent teaching skills, including the ability to plan
courses and assignments;
- organize, present, and explain information clearly;
- understand and answer student questions;
- work with students of differing abilities;
- teach writing and research through a variety of
- advise and mentor students at different stages of their college
- assess student progress accurately and fairly.
- understanding of higher education generally and the ability to
work successfully as a member of a small department.
Candidates must be familiar and comfortable with the technologies
used routinely in the academic world today, including but not
limited to word processing, classroom presentation software, course
and information management systems, communications and social
media, and online research tools. Fluency in digital media, with
the ability to enhance the department’s presence online and mentor
students in digital humanities applications, is a plus for
candidates in this search.
Excellent spoken and written English with strong oral and written
communication skills and the ability to speak effectively before
groups required. Other languages may be desirable or necessary, as
appropriate to the candidate’s research field.
The candidate must have the mathematical skills needed to manage
grading and budgets. Additional quantitative skills may enhance the
candidate’s research profile, depending on the candidate’s specific
We invite qualified candidates to apply online via our electronic
application by submitting the following materials:
- Cover letter,
- Curriculum vitae,
- Statement on teaching and research statement,
- Sample of student evaluations,
- Writing sample that is no more than thirty pages in
- If selected for an interview, the candidate will be asked to
provide letters from three persons knowledgeable of the candidate’s
teaching and research.
For fullest consideration, apply by June 30, 2022. The Department
will conduct interviews via Zoom. Three letters of recommendation
will be requested from those interviewed and are not requested at
If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please
or call (301)
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. EOE/AAP/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 http://www.hood.edu/non-discrimination/