Under the general direction of the Biology Department Chair, Hood College’s Department of Biology has a tenure-track opening at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 1, 2021.  We seek a broadly-trained organismal biologist with expertise in animal physiology.

The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to teaching and the liberal arts, ongoing scholarly research and service to the department and college.  Based on expertise and interests, the successful candidate is expected to teach, as well as actively mentor and conduct research with students.  Responsibilities will include, but not limited to, a 200-level majors course in Plant and Animal Physiology, two courses, Anatomy and Physiology I and II for Nurses, and advanced course(s) in their area of expertise.  Candidates must possess a Ph.D.; postdoctoral work and teaching experience are preferred.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


  • Teach Physiology of Plants and Animals (BIOL 202).
  • Teach Human Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses lecture and lab (Biology 104 and Biology 204) – two semesters.
  • Teach advanced course(s) based on area of expertise.
  • Evening or weekend hours 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.


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 experience preferred.

To Apply

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.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application and should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts.  Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation for submission to job_biology@hood.edu.

If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email humanresources@hood.edu 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 http://www.hood.edu/non-discrimination/.

To apply for this job email your details to job_biology@hood.edu