Employment Opportunities

Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences
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Closing Date:
Open Until filled


The Hampton University School of Science and Department of Biological Sciences invites nominations and applications for one (1) full-time faculty position in the baccalaureate program, in the areas of cellular biology, molecular biology, human anatomy, physiology, evolutionary biology, genomics, bioinformatics or computational biology, beginning August 2021.

 Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a leading Historically Black university located on the Virginia Peninsula in the City of Hampton, Virginia. It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian institution of higher learning with approval by the Commission on Colleges Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

 The Department of Biological Sciences offers both baccalaureate and master’s degrees in biology. The principal objective of the program is to incorporate the instructional and research expertise of faculty to provide a scholarly atmosphere in which students are exposed to a variety of ways to define, analyze and solve biological 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 biology, genetics, microbiology, botany, ecology, marine biology, biomedical sciences, health-related professions, as well as students interested in teaching biology at the secondary and post-secondary levels. Three curriculum tracks leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology are: Pre-Med, Cellular & Molecular Biology, and Integrative Biology (i.e., Organismal Biology). The department also offers a Master of Science degree in Biology, Biology Education and Medical Science.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include teaching, research, grant writing, publications, creative scholarly activities and community service. Faculty will be 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 in teaching, research, and professional development; advise students; participate in recruitment and retention activities; and keep accurate academic/student records. Faculty members are expected to conduct research resulting in peer-reviewed publications. They are also expected to represent the University, the School of Science and Department of Biological Sciences when participating in professional organizations, meetings and conferences, and community activities. The annual contract covers nine months, with summer months available for professional development and the potential for summer salary pending extramural (e.g., research grants) or intramural (e.g., teaching summer courses) funding mechanisms.


The successful candidate will hold an earned doctorate degree (PhD, MD, or MD/PhD) in Biology, Cell Biology, Human Physiology, Immunology, Virology, Molecular Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Science, Ichthyology, Botany, Zoology, Fisheries Biology, Human Anatomy, Physiology, Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and/or a related field. The successful candidate will advise undergraduate and graduate students, and build an exemplary research program and publication record. The candidate should be prepared to engage in inter-disciplinary research and teaching. The successful candidate may be asked to teach undergraduate and graduate courses such as: Introductory Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Human Physiology, Immunology, Virology, Molecular Biology, Human Anatomy, Physiology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Science, Ichthyology, Botany, Zoology, Fisheries Biology, Genomics, Computational Biology, and Bioinformatics.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The compensation package will be commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a Hampton University Application for Faculty Employment, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy, research statement, prior teaching evaluations and the names of three professional references (please include their postal and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) and contact information, to the chair of the faculty search committee, Dr. Shawn Dash (shawn.dash@hamptonu.edu).

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