Adjunct Faculty (multiple positions): Public Policy, Quantitative Methods, and Economics

Johns Hopkins University
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 4, 2022

Johns Hopkins, founded in 1876, is America's first research university and home to nine world-class academic divisions working together as one university.


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, Maryland. AAP has approximately 18,000 enrollments 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 several courses within the MA in Public Management program (see below). The courses will be taught online and/or onsite in Washington, DC in Fall 2022 and beyond. Candidates with online course development and teaching experience and those with experience teaching and engaging students from diverse backgrounds are of particular interest.

470.854 Fundamentals of Quantitative Methods
This course trains students to be informed consumers of quantitative studies, in addition to teaching the tools of basic statistical work. The course material covers basic descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and data collection. The key learning objective is for students to develop a better understanding of the statistical and econometric results they may encounter in their careers.

470.631 Economics for Public Decision-making
This course aims to offer students an understanding of economics and its importance in public policymaking. The first half of the course will offer students an understanding of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, including a discussion of when markets can work to achieve policy goals and when “market failures” call for government intervention. The second half of the class will use these economic tools and theories to survey several specific policy areas, including health policy, tax policy, and the national debt.

470.608 Public Policy Evaluation and the Policy Process

This course introduces students to the public policymaking process, the basics of policy analysis, and the substance of some of today’s major policy debates. The first half of the course focuses on establishing a framework in which to analyze public policy formulation within the United States. The class also reviews the tools for developing and implementing policy. The second half of the course turns to policy analysis of some critical contemporary issues.

470.605 Global Political Economy

In this course, students investigate core topics in international political economy, analyzing the security implications of each. Topics include trade relations, international finance, monetary relations, poverty, and development.


Minimum Qualifications:
• An advanced degree in public policy/public administration or in a relevant field, such as public finance, economics, or political economy, with a master’s degree at minimum
• Two years of professional work experience within the relevant fields

Preferred Qualifications:
• A terminal degree in public policy/public administration or in a relevant field, such as public finance, economics, or political economy
• 1-3 years of graduate-level teaching experience
• Online teaching experience
• In-person/in the classroom teaching experience.
• The background to teach a wide variety of courses in the public management program.

Application Instructions

The positions will remain open until filled.
Candidates must submit the following:
• Cover letter: should indicate the course or courses you are interested in teaching and describe your relevant teaching and professional experience.
• Resume or Curriculum vitae
• Teaching evaluations for two most recently taught courses (if applicable)
• 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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