Employment Opportunities

Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Open Until filled


The Hampton University Department of Biological Sciences invites nominations and applications for two full-time tenure track faculty positions in the baccalaureate program, specifically in the areas of cellular and molecular biology and bioinformatics and genomics, beginning August 27, 2012.  Founded in 1868,  Hampton University is a leading historically black university (HBCU) located on the Tidewater Peninsula in Hampton, Virginia.  It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian institution of higher learning with accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

The Department offers both the baccalaureate and master's degrees in biology.  The principal objective of the program is to incorporate the instructional and research expertise of the faculty to provide a scholarly atmosphere in which students gain knowledge of multiple ways of defining, analyzing, and solving scientific research problems.  The curriculum provides fundamental and advanced interdisciplinary academic and professional enrichment for students who aspire to pursue graduate studies and careers in molecular, genetic, microbial, botanical, ecological and organismal fields.  The curriculum prepares those with an interest in secondary and post-secondary teaching, medical, and other health-related professions.  Two academic tracks leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology are: Cellular and Molecular Biology and Organisms, Ecology and Biodiversity.  The department also offers the Master of Science degree in Biology, Biology Education and Medical Science.   

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include teaching, researching, obtaining external funding, publishing articles in refereed journals, scholarly activities, and community service.   Faculty are expected to teach lecture and laboratory courses as assigned.  Additionally, faculty must prepare and/or maintain current course syllabi and outlines, develop course expectations, sustain expertise in specialty areas of teaching, develop a research agenda, participate in recruitment and retention activities, and maintain accurate student records.  Faculty members are also expected to conduct and utilize research for the integration and discovery of knowledge.  Representation of the University at professional meetings and conferences is also expected.


The successful candidates must hold an earned doctorate at the time of the appointment in cellular and molecular biology or bioinformatics and genomics.  The successful candidates will advise undergraduate and graduate students, write publications, and perform exemplary research.  Candidates should demonstrate that they can contribute to the overall academic caliber of the Department of Biological Sciences through cross-disiplinary research, teaching, grantsmanship, and service.  Courses that they should be capable of teaching are:  Introduction to Biology, Cell Biology, Bioinformatics and Genomics, Principles of Heredity, Gene Expression and Control, and advanced courses in their specialty.

How to Apply

A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all available positions are filled.  Salary will be commensurate with rank and experience.  Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, contact information, and names of three professional references (please include their contact information) to Dr. Michelle Penn-Marshall at michelle.penn-marshall@hamptonu.edu.  If you wish to mail your materials, please use the following address:

Dr. Michelle Penn-Marshall, Chairperson
Department of Biological Sciences
100 E. Queen Street
Hampton University
Hampton, VA 23668
Hampton University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

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