Adjunct Faculty - Multiple Positions

District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 22, 2019
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) unit of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences seeks an adjunct faculty to teach in the areas of energy systems and earth systems modeling, techno-economic modeling, and modeling of the electric grid. 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 located in the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. regions and throughout the United States and abroad.

The Advanced Academic Programs division provides high-quality master’s degrees and post-baccalaureate education to students in the mid-Atlantic region and online. AAP currently offers master’s degrees and graduate certificate programs for graduate students at its Washington, DC Center as well as in Montgomery County and Baltimore, MD, and online. AAP enrolls more than 3000 part-time graduate students and is looking to aggressively grow its programs.

We invite applications to fill an opening for a non-tenure-track, adjunct teaching position. The adjunct faculty will teach one or more courses per year in the above topics in online format.

The following fields are preferred:

  • Modeling Energy systems and tools
    • This course examines decision models and analytical tools that to be used to make optimal decisions as applied to energy supply and demand. An emphasis will be on understanding and developing quantitative and predictive models, both for policy support and commercial perspectives. The course will be divided into two sections. The first part of the course will be focused training on basic modeling tools. The second part of the course will explore the development and implementation of projection models and their application in various business decision situations.

  • The Earth Systems
    • This course is designed using a systems approach in modeling the short- and long-term behavior of the Earth’s climate and environment. A focus will be on modeling the climate system and the interconnected systems including the hydrosphere, the geosphere, the biosphere and the human dimension. The course will explore the assumptions and approximations needed in modeling each system. Modeling exercises will include forecasting, developing holistic concepts, and dealing with corrective strategies such as mitigation, adaptation, and geoengineering. Students will be exposed to the models used in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports and will use simplified versions of these models in order to better understand assumptions and results from the larger models.

  • Modeling the Electric Grid
    • This course will provide a broad look at modeling scenarios on the electric grid, including exploring renewable energy systems, distributed generation and energy storage on the grid. Distributed generation will be explored with models of power system operations and include the integration of systems (e.g. power converters, AC/DC drives and control, multilevel converts, wind and solar integration), building scenarios under various assumptions, and testing grid stability under different strains.

  • Nuclear Energy and Policy
    • This course provides an overview of the nuclear power program, including the technology (both fission and fusion) and new technology concepts (e.g. small modular reactor) as well as safety issues. The course will also cover the national and international policy and regulation as well as the current view of nuclear power in the context of the modern grid.

The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree in a relevant field, with a master’s degree being a minimum, but a Ph.D. preferred. Teaching experience, especially online and with professional students, and work experience within the relevant science fields are also desired. A successful candidate would ideally be able to begin teaching in January 2020. College-level teaching experience is required and a proven record of effective online teaching and familiarity with Blackboard (or a similar learning management system) are strong advantages. The applicant should also have the background to teach a wide variety of courses in the greater energy and climate policy fields.

The position will remain open until filled; however, for best consideration please apply by July 1, 2019. Submit the following: (a) a cover letter; (b) curriculum vitae; (c) list of 3 references with names, titles, institutions, email addresses, and telephone numbers, and (d) end-of-semester student evaluations for any two courses taught recently. The selected candidate will be expected to undergo a background check and to submit proof of educational attainment.

Submit your application online only at and clicking the "Apply Now for Free" button.

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
Important legal information

Similar jobs

Similar jobs