Assistant/Associate Professor - Molecular Biology

Frederick, Maryland
Oct 22, 2021
Nov 26, 2021
Full Time

Assistant/Associate Professor - Molecular Biology


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.

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  • Teach Molecular Biology of Eukaryotic Cells (BMS 524).
  • Teach Introduction to Cell Biology and Genetics (BIOL 203).
  • Teach advanced undergraduate and masters-level course(s) based on area of expertise.
  • Evening or weekend courses could be required to support programs or special events.


One or more of the following:

  • Conduct research in area of expertise while mentoring students at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
  • Present research findings as posters, workshops, oral presentations and peer-reviewed publications in journals or conference proceedings.
  • Give presentations at professional conferences and leading workshops including pedagogical workshops/presentations.
  • Writing and receiving grants for biological research, curriculum enhancement or pedagogy.


  • Support and participate in department and 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.
  • Serve as an academic advisor to undergraduate and graduate students; engage in ongoing professional development to cultivate appreciative and proactive advising strategies.
  • Actively support and build partnerships with regional biotech/biomed industries that support the Biomedical Studies program.
  • Recruit talented adjunct faculty to teach in the Biomedical Studies program.
  • Guide the work of the Biomedical Studies Advisory Board.


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 and teaching experience is required. Postdoctoral work and teaching experience are preferred.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; and walk; occasionally to use hands, fingers, and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Vision requirements include ability to read student assignments and grade appropriately.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Noise could include interaction with students, faculty, staff, and the public; other noise may be generated by office equipment including telephone, computers, and instructional equipment. Evening or weekend hours could be required to support programs or special events.

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 subscribhttps://ob_biology@hood.edues 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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