Asst or Assoc Program Director / Lecturer or Sr. Lecturer, Biotechnology
Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: A-127301-3
The Johns Hopkins University invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Program Director for the Division of Biotechnology programs of the Center for Biotechnology Education within the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences' Advanced Academic Programs Division. The Asst/Assoc Program Director will work in conjunction with the Program Director for the Division of Biotechnology to sustain the excellence of the program, foster and lead ongoing innovation in the curriculum, and pursue efficiency and excellence in support of the program's faculty and students. Johns Hopkins University is committed to hiring candidates who, through their teaching and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
Advanced Academic Programs
The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) is a division of the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU). As the nation's oldest and one of the most prestigious research universities, JHU offers high-quality master's degrees and post-baccalaureate education to students online, at its Washington, DC Center, and at the Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD. AAP enrolls almost 6,000 students each academic year in over 45-degree programs.
AAP was started in 1992 to provide students with the opportunity to obtain a master's degree in a professional and part-time graduate program. Over the course of nearly 30 years, AAP has worked diligently to add new degree programs that fit within the academic structure of the Krieger School and satisfy the demands of the marketplace. AAP distinguishes itself through its intensive instructional assistance, selective admissions, and 56 dedicated full-time faculty. Tenured Krieger School faculty members serve as Program Chairs within AAP and work together in the Council of Program Chairs, an academic advisory body to the KSAS Dean. AAP's website, http://advanced.jhu.edu/, provides additional information.
We are seeking a leader and manager that will work as a team member, alongside the Program Director, to set the goals and direction of the Division, assess their implementation, manage two degree programs, model educational excellent through his/her/their teaching, and ensure the relevance of the curriculum and stature of the program worldwide, while promoting a welcoming and inclusive environment.
The position is a full-time, non-tenure-track, 12-month renewable faculty position with the academic title of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer. The Asst or Assoc. Program Director will have significant interaction/collaboration with all members of the Center (Center Director, Program Directors, Assistant Program Directors, Program Coordinators and Faculty}, as well as with the Associate Dean for AAP, other AAP Program Directors, AAP staff, and administrators. The Asst or Assoc Director reports to the Associate Dean for AAP, the Center Director, and the Program Director for Biotechnology.
Teaching five 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
Engaging, advising, and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds in the learning process
Providing innovative leadership for curriculum design and new course development to ensure the growth and delivery of quality programs
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.
Assisting the Program Director in supervising the Biotechnology Division
Assisting the Program Director with overseeing faculty (full-time and adjunct) development, hiring, and evaluation
Assisting in the admissions processes, including reviewing and approving applicants
Supporting the Program Director in supervising the master's of sciences programs in Biotechnology and Regenerative and Stem Cell Technologies
Coordinating, as needed, with the Enrollment Services, Student Success, and Instructional Resource Center, Faculty Affairs, and Marketing and Communications staff
Master's degree in a life or computer science field
Five years of higher education teaching experience online and/or at the graduate level
One to three years of related professional work experience outside of academia, including but not limited to outside consulting or collaborative work within the biological fields
The ability to teach a wide variety of courses in biotechnology
Demonstrated track record of excellence in teaching and innovation in curriculum design
Associate Program Director only - Three years of experience equivalent to the Assistant Director level
Terminal Degree in life or computer science field
Six or more years of higher education teaching experience online and/or at the graduate level
Three or more years of related professional work experience outside of academia within the biotechnology field or related areas
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
The position will remain open until filled.
Candidates must submit the following:
names of three references and their contact information
teaching evaluations for the most recent two semesters
transcript from the institution granting the highest degree achieved
The selected candidate will be expected to undergo a background check.
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.