Biotechnology Faculty Program Coordinator/ Lecturer or Sr. Lecturer

Institution Description:

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.

Position Description:

The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) division seeks a Faculty Program Coordinator to teach in and provide administrative support to the Biotechnology Program. Of particular interest are candidates who have experience teaching and engaging students from diverse backgrounds. The Faculty Program Coordinator is a full-time, non-tenure-track, 12-month renewable faculty position with the academic title of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer. The Faculty Program Coordinator will have significant interaction/collaboration with Program Directors, Assistant Directors and Program Coordinators in the Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Food Safety, and Regulatory Science programs and will report to the Program Director and Center Director for Biotechnology. This position will remain open until filled. The Program Coordinator will have the following faculty and administrative responsibilities:

Faculty Responsibilities

  • Teaching 6 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 to 200 students in the Biotechnology programs, including thesis, capstone, or independent research advising [where appropriate];
  • Providing input on the curriculum and new course development 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.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Assist in the program admissions processes, including reviewing and approving prospective student admission materials
  • Participate in adjunct faculty hiring and development;
  • Assist the Program Director with administrative tasks;
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in the biological sciences
  • 1-3 years of online and/or graduate level teaching experience
  • the ability to teach a wide variety of courses in the Biotechnology fields

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Terminal Degree in the biological sciences
  • 4 or more years of online and/or graduate level teaching experience
  • 1-3 years of professional work experience outside of academia within biotechnology or biological sciences, including but not limited to consulting or collaborative work or research with organizations like FDA, NCI, NIH, HHS, Biotechnology Companies, Pharmaceutical Companies, or Professional Associations
  • 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 a laboratory

Candidates must submit the following:

  • a cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • 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.

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.

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