Employment Opportunities

Assistant Professor (Molecular Biologist)
Biological Sciences
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Open Until filled


The Hampton University School of Science and Department of Biological Sciences invites nominations and applications for a full-time faculty position in the baccalaureate program, in the areas of general biology, cellular and molecular biology and bioinformatics and genomics for the Fall 2017 semester beginning August 2017. 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 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 are exposed to a variety of ways to define, analyze and solve 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, as well as those with an interest in secondary and post-secondary teaching, and medical or other health-related professions.  Three curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology are: Pre-Med, Cellular & Molecular Biology and Integrative.  The department also offers the Master of Science degree in Biology, Biology Education and Medical Science.

Duties and Responsibilities


Responsibilities include teaching, research, external funding, 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 and register assigned students; participate in recruitment and retention activities; and keep accurate academic/student records. Faculty members are expected to conduct and utilize research for the integration and discovery of knowledge. 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 the summer months off for professional or personal development.


The successful candidate will hold an earned doctorate PhD (or MD) at the time of the appointment in general biology, cellular and molecular biology and bioinformatics and genomics or related field. The successful candidate will advise undergraduate and graduate students, and build an exemplary research and publication program.  The candidate should be prepared to engage in cross-disciplinary research and teaching.  The successful candidate should be capable of teaching general biology, cellular and molecular biology and bioinformatics and genomics. 

How to Apply


A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all available positions are filled. The compensation package will be commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vita, contact information, prior teaching evaluations and the names of three professional references (please include their postal and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) to Dr. Jermel Watkins, at jermel.watkins@hamptonu.edu.  If you wish to mail your materials, please use the following address:




Dr. Jermel Watkins


Chair, Department of Biological Sciences


100 E. Queen Street


Hampton University


Hampton, VA  23668








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