Marxist Professor

BALTIMORE. Md.--Bertell Ollman, a Marxist professor of political science at New York University, recently appealed a United States district court's ruling that denied him a position at the University of Maryland

A federal court in Baltimore last year said that the university's decision not to hire Ollman as chairman of the department of political science had been made "honestly and conscientiously" and was not based on the professor's political beliefs.

Ollman charged that the university had violated his constitutional rights when it rejected a search committee's recommendation that he be appointed in 1978. The Chronicle of Higher Education reported this week.