Adjunct Faculty: Wind Energy, Technology, and Policy

District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 30, 2019
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

Johns Hopkins University

Advanced Academic Programs

Energy Policy and Climate Program

Adjunct Faculty: Wind Energy, Technology, and Policy

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, Montgomery County Campus 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 non-tenure track adjunct faculty to teach Wind Energy, Technology, and Policy within the Energy Policy and Climate program. The course(s) will be taught fully online beginning in January 2020. Of particular interest are candidates who have experience teaching and engaging students from diverse backgrounds.

Wind Energy, Technology, and Policy This course provides an overview of wind turbine technology and energy concepts. It is designed for non-engineering majors. Modern wind turbines play an important role in the production of electricity. A brief history of windmills and their design will be given. The question of whether wind technology (or any other renewable source) can impact the energy crisis will be debated. The course gives an overview of fluid dynamic, thermodynamic, and rotor dynamic concepts as they apply to wind technologies. The fundamentals of energy measurement, energy availability, energy transmission, and energy consumption will be covered and used to strengthen the debate. Course topics include the assessment of wind resources, basic principles of wind turbines and power transmission, electric markets and wind power, technological and economic aspect of storage of intermittent wind power, legal issues at state and federal levels, international water issues, and environmental impact assessment processes for wind developments. The importance of function and form and the intersection of politics, human nature, and technology will be explored.

Minimum Qualifications: A successful candidate would ideally be able to begin teaching online in January 2020.

  • An advanced degree in a relevant field, such as renewable energy technology or energy policy, with a master’s degree at minimum
  • Work experience within the relevant science, engineering, and/or policy fields
  • One year of college-level online teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in a relevant field, such as renewable energy technology or energy policy
  • The background to teach a wide variety of courses in the energy, policy, and climate science fields.

The position will remain open until filled. For best consideration, please apply by Oct 15, 2019.

Candidates must submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching evaluations for three most recently taught courses.
  • References upon request.

The selected candidate will be expected to undergo a background check and to submit proof of educational attainment.

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