Under the general direction of the Director of the Bachelor of
Science in Nursing Program, the full time, tenure-track Assistant
Professor will begin in August 2022. Candidates should possess a
doctoral degree in nursing (or terminal degree in a highly-related
field). Candidates with teaching experience in a baccalaureate
nursing program preferred. The successful candidate will have
demonstrated ability, or strong potential for success, in teaching
with excellence across the nursing curriculum, able to teach either
maternal health, mental health, or pediatrics, along with other
foundational nursing courses such as Foundations of Practice or
Evidence-Based Practice or Leadership. In addition to teaching, the
faculty member is expected to advise nursing students and
participate in the work of the department and college.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
include the following.
Other duties may be assigned.
- Provide excellent instruction in the clinical and theoretical
area of nursing that includes evaluation and advising in didactic
and clinical practice.
- Maintain high standards and promote excellence in
- Teach across multiple areas with a focus in a specialty area as
described above, with ability to teach other courses.
- Promote student development through enrichment and mentoring
- Participate in and contribute to the team-teaching of classroom
and clinical courses and model team-enhancing behavior for
- Promote positive and productive relationships with service area
hospitals, clinics, business, industries, and agencies.
- Participate in continuous quality improvement of the nursing
curriculum through ongoing assessment of teaching and
- Maintain clinical expertise and professional knowledge.
- Initiate and participate in scholarly and professional
activities at the local, state, and/or national levels consistent
with professional nursing standards and Hood College standards
- Participate in faculty development and educational
- Support and participate in college and department committees
and/or professional organizations to develop professional
partnerships and meet academic needs of the institution.
- Participate in faculty responsibilities of the department to
include recruitment, retention, curriculum development, and
- Support the College initiatives to recruit and retain talented
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have
excellent skills in the following: knowledge of safe, quality
nursing practice, and be able to relate these aspects of patient
care to problem solving/critical thinking skill development in the
student. Possess leadership qualities, be organized, able to deal
appropriately with difficult situations, and able to effectively
communicate and negotiate resolutions with faculty, students, and
facility staff regarding problems in the clinical setting.
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
- 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 unencumbered license as a registered nurse eligible to practice
in the state of Maryland and teaching experience in nursing highly
desirable. A doctoral degree in nursing (or terminal degree in a
highly-related field) is required. A clinical background in a
specialty area of nursing practice (Maternal health, mental health,
Computer proficiency in internet applications and Office Suite
Productivity products (such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and
Powerpoint) and email.
Ability to work with and apply mathematical concepts such as
fractions, percentages, statistics, and algebra to laboratory and
classroom situations timely and accurately, either manually or by
using a calculator. Ability to calculate and prepare medications in
the clinical area or solutions for laboratory use. Familiar with
calibration of standard laboratory equipment.
Strong written and oral command of the English language essential.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules,
operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure
manuals in the English language with clearly organized thoughts
using proper sentence construction, punctuation and grammar.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions
from faculty, staff, students, clients, and the general
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw
valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of
technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete
variables. Ability to solve practical 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 schedule form.
Ability to hypothesize, draw conclusions, and support conclusions.
Ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as
Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our
electronic application which requires a cover letter, curriculum
vitae, a statement of teaching and research interests, transcripts
of master’s/doctoral degree and three current letters of
recommendation. Candidates should arrange for three letters of
recommendation via mail to Department of Nursing, Hood College, 401
Rosemont Ave., Frederick, MD 21701 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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/