The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) is a division of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU). As the nation's oldest and one of the most prestigious research universities, Johns Hopkins offers high-quality master's degrees and post-baccalaureate education to students in the mid-Atlantic region and online. In addition to the online programs, AAP also offers master's degrees and graduate certificate programs at its Washington, DC, Center and at the Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD. AAP enrolls almost 5,000 students each academic year. JHU is committed to hiring candidates who, through their teaching and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) division seeks a Faculty Center Director to teach in and provide administrative leadership to the Center for Biotechnology Education. The AAP Center for Biotechnology Education is home to eight master's degrees and three certificate programs. Its extensive outreach activities serve as a pipeline of students, faculty, and professionals in the fields of biotechnology, bioinformatics, regulatory science, and biotechnology enterprise and entrepreneurship to its programs.
In both academic and administrative leadership roles, the Center Director oversees the curriculum, students, faculty, and staff for all of the program offerings. There are currently 1,322 active students, one staff position, ten full-time faculty, two part-time faculty, and over 130 active adjuncts.
The Center Director is also responsible for the development and oversight of new initiatives. Currently, the Center is working on the launch of a new degree: the MS in Regenerative and Stem Cell Technologies, a timely new offering that will attract a significant number of new enrollments. In addition to managing a large faculty and new initiatives, the Center Director advises roughly 150 active students as they progress through their degree each term.
The Center Director role is critical to maintaining the overall high quality of the Center's offerings, and ensuring that some of AAP's largest programs continue to exceed enrollment goals. Of particular interest are candidates who have experience teaching and engaging students from diverse backgrounds. The Faculty Center Director is a full-time, non-tenure-track, 12-month renewable faculty position with the academic title of Senior Lecturer. The Center Director also serves as the Program Director for Biotechnology and may also serve as Program Director for additional programs within the Center. The Center Director reports to the Program Chair for Biotechnology and the Associate Dean for AAP. This position will remain open until filled.
The Center Director will have the following faculty and administrative responsibilities:
Teaching 4 graduate courses per year, including the preparation for and time spent in the classroom (online or onsite), using best practices for online teaching, engaging and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds in the learning process, responding to student questions;
Advising up 150 students in the Center for Biotechnology Education, including thesis and/or capstone or Independent Research Project advising;
Providing innovative leadership for curriculum design and new course development to ensure the growth and delivery of quality programs;
submitting educational grants and serving as a principal investigator (PI).
Other academic duties normally performed by full-time or regular part-time faculty, such as participating on committees, attending academic events, or contributing to other academic service.
Providing overall supervision for the eight programs within the Center for Biotechnology Education, including management of three Certificates
Serving as Program Director for one or more programs within the Center
Overseeing full-time and adjunct faculty hiring, development, and evaluation; making personnel decisions in consultation with Program Chair and KSAS Dean or designee
Overseeing the budget for the Center for Biotechnology Education
Overseeing program admissions processes, including reviewing and approving prospect admission materials
Coordinating program promotion and outreach, including interacting with outside groups and developing external / internal partnerships
Coordinating with staff in student and faculty services, online education, marketing, finance, and enrollment services departments on operational issues related to program administration
Service on the AAP Academic Policy Committee
Other administrative duties as assigned.
Terminal degree in the biological sciences
3-5 years of higher education teaching experience online and/or at the graduate level
3 or more years of experience at the Program Director level, or equivalent administrative experience
3-5 years of related professional work experience outside of academia within the biological sciences
the ability to teach a wide variety of courses in the biotechnology and biological science fields
demonstrated track record of excellence in teaching and innovation in curriculum design
5 or more years of higher education teaching experience online and/or at the graduate level;
5 or more years of related professional work experience outside of academia within the biological sciences;
Strong organizational skills;
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with competing demands and multiple deadlines;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Experience managing a degree or certificate program
Experience managing laboratory environments
Candidates must submit the following via Interfolio:
a cover letter
3 references and their contact information
Teaching evaluations for the most recent two semesters.
The selected candidate will be expected to undergo a background check and to submit proof of educational attainment.
Internal Number: A-76968-3
About Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.