Biotechnology Program Coordinator/Lecturer or Sr. Lecturer
Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: A-130099-3
Institution Description: The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) is a division of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). As the nation's oldest and one of the most prestigious research universities, Johns Hopkins offers high-quality graduate and post-baccalaureate education to students in the mid-Atlantic region and online. AAP has approximately 18,000 enrollments each academic year and offers master's degrees and graduate certificate programs at its Washington, DC, and Homewood (Baltimore) campuses. JHU is committed to hiring candidates who, through their teaching and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
Position Description: The Center for Biotechnology Education (CBE) housed within the Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) seeks a Program Coordinator to teach in the Biotechnology program and manage regular operations of the Center's teaching laboratory. Of particular interest are candidates who have experience teaching and engaging students from diverse backgrounds. The Program Coordinator is a full-time, non-tenure-track, 12-month renewable faculty position with the academic title of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer. The Program Coordinator will have significant interaction/collaboration with all members (Center Director, Program Directors, Assistant/Associate Directors, Program Coordinators, and instructors) of the Center and will report to the Center Director, and to the Associate Dean for AAP. Candidates must be able to be on location at the Homewood campus several days a week as the position requires being physically present in the Center's teaching laboratory. This position requires knowledge of science laboratory instruction, as well as excellent communication and administrative skills to plan laboratory activities, maintain current materials, schedule coverage, problem-solve and coordinate the day-to-day operations of the teaching laboratory. Working conditions include potential exposure to body fluids, disease organisms, and hazardous materials. The Program Coordinator will have the following faculty and administrative responsibilities:
Teaching four graduate courses (two being laboratory courses) per year, including the preparation for and time spent in the classroom (online and onsite), using best practices for science teaching, online student engagement, mentoring students from diverse backgrounds in the learning process, and responding to student questions.
Coordinating activities in the teaching laboratory, including procuring materials, services, and facilities necessary for science instruction.
Advising students in Biotechnology programs, including thesis, capstone, or independent research advising [where appropriate].
Providing input on the curriculum and new course development, especially laboratory courses and/or workshops, to ensure the delivery of quality programs.
Other academic duties normally performed by full-time or regular part-time faculty, such as participating on committees or in other academic service.
Manage the Center's teaching laboratory, by but not limited to the following:
Maintaining laboratory supplies and records of purchases
Preparing media, materials, and cultures in support of laboratory classes
Maintaining bacterial and mammalian cell culture stocks
Coordinating with laboratory class faculty
Ensuring all equipment is in good working order
Ensuring compliance with all regulations to provide safe operation
Communicating with sales representatives and Hopkins staff (Core/supply store)
Participate in adjunct faculty hiring and development
Assisting in the admission process, including reviewing and approving applicants
Assist in the planning of onsite and/or remote events and/or seminars
Other administrative duties as assigned
Master's degree in a life science field with related graduate research experience
One to two years of science laboratory teaching experience
One to two years of teaching experience online and/or at the graduate level
The ability to teach a wide variety of courses in the biotechnology field
Terminal degree in a life science field with related graduate research experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, and/or cell culture methods
Three or more years of science laboratory teaching experience
Three or more years of teaching experience online and/or at the graduate level
Three or more years of work experience in the life science and/or biotechnology field
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with competing demands and multiple deadlines
Experience managing a laboratory
Excellent oral and written communication skills
The position will remain open until filled. Candidates must submit the following:
A cover letter
Teaching evaluations for the most recent two semesters.
The selected candidate will be expected to undergo a background check, provide three references and submit official transcripts for each degree awarded.
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.