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Assistant Professor of Biology - Molecular Biology

Hood College
Maryland, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Hood College's Department of Biology has an exciting opportunity for a broadly-trained molecular biologist to join our campus community.

Under the general direction of the Biology Department Chair, this full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level begins August 1, 2022, just as the College launches a bold new strategic plan that builds on the department’s historical strength in biomedical research and training.   This is the perfect opportunity, at the perfect time, for candidates who are mission-driven, entrepreneurial, visionary leaders.

In addition to the responsibilities outlined below, the successful candidate will serve as the program director of our well-established Master of Science program in Biomedical Studies. This program launched in 1981 and has grown significantly as the college’s formative partnerships with public, private, and government partners in the biotech/biomed space have expanded. In this leadership role, the director must be actively engaged in student recruitment, program assessment and development, and partnership building. 

The candidate must also have a strong commitment to teaching and the liberal arts and an ongoing scholarly research agenda in the molecular biology field. Candidates must also engage in service to the department and college and be an active member of the campus community.

Based on their expertise and interests, the successful candidate is expected to teach, as well as actively mentor and conduct research with students (both undergraduate and graduate).

Teaching responsibilities will include master's-level courses in molecular biology and a sophomore-level course in cell biology and genetics. Other teaching responsibilities will include elective course(s) in their area of expertise.

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.

Education and/or Experience

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in an appropriate biological discipline and teaching experience is required. Postdoctoral work and teaching experience are preferred.

Please visit for more details, including a full description of the position. 

To Apply

We invite qualified candidates to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires a

cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts and should arrange for three letters of recommendation for submission to

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

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.  EOE/AAP/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer

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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