Employment Opportunities

Assistant Professor
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 Department of Biological Sciences, in the areas of molecular biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology starting date as early as Fall 2017 semester. 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 and other health-related professions.  Three curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology are: Pre-Med, Cellular and Molecular Biology and Integrative (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, research, external funding, publications, creative and 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 at the time of the appointment in Biology with a background in human anatomy and physiology; MD considered with relevant teaching experience.  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 will have experience teaching Molecular Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology at the undergraduate and graduate level.

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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