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Program Coordinator/Lecturer or Sr. Lecturer, Environmental Sciences and Policy



Program Coordinator/ Lecturer or Sr. Lecturer, Environmental Sciences and Policy
Full Time
Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Advanced Academic Programs


Veronica Donahue, PhD
Associate Dean for Graduate & Professional Programs
Krieger School of Arts & Sciences


Johns Hopkins University


Washington, DC, 20036 or Online

The Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the position of Program Coordinator for the Master of Science in Environmental Sciences and Policy within the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences’ Advanced Academic Programs Division. Reporting to the Program Director for Environmental Sciences and Policy and the Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs, the Program Coordinator will contribute to the excellence of the program and will demonstrate and support ongoing innovation in the curriculum. Johns Hopkins University is committed to hiring candidates who, through their teaching and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Advanced Academic Programs

The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) is a division of the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU). As the nation’s oldest and one of its most prestigious research universities, JHU offers high-quality master’s degrees and post-baccalaureate education to students online, at its Washington, DC Center, and at the Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD. AAP enrolls over 6,000 students each academic year in over 45-degree programs.

Since its creation in 1992, AAP has provided students with the opportunity to obtain a master’s degree in professional and part-time graduate programs. Over the course of nearly 30 years, AAP has worked diligently to add new degree programs that fit within the academic structure of the Krieger School and satisfy the demands of the marketplace. AAP distinguishes itself through its intensive instructional assistance, selective admissions, and more than 50 dedicated full-time faculty. Tenured Krieger School faculty members serve as Program Chairs within AAP and work together in the Council of Program Chairs, an academic advisory body to the Krieger School Dean.

AAP’s website, , provides additional information.

The Position

The Environmental Sciences and Policy program and the Geographic Information Systems program are related and program leadership and faculty work very closely together. The two programs explore a wide array of coursework such as ecosystem science and management, maritime law, land and water conservation, and geographic information systems; and together they are empowering the next generation of environmental leaders. With an ever-growing student body, the Environmental Sciences and Policy program is continually expanding and enhancing its course offerings to meet both academic and practitioner needs. Almost 75% of the courses are offered online, while 25% are onsite either at the JHU Washington, DC Center or the Homewood Campus in Baltimore, MD.

In both academic and administrative roles, the Program Coordinator supports the curriculum, students, and adjunct faculty. The Program Coordinator will have significant interaction/collaboration with the Program Director and other AAP faculty and programs, including the Master of Science in Energy Policy and Climate.

The Program Coordinator is a full-time non-tenure-track, 12-month renewable faculty position with the academic title of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, commensurate with experience. The Program Coordinator reports to the Program Director for Environmental Sciences and Policy, and to the Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs.

The Program Coordinator will have the following academic and administrative responsibilities:

Academic Responsibilities:
  • Teaching 6 full-time graduate courses per year, including preparation and time spent in the classroom
  • Mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and responding to student questions
  • Advising students, including both program and thesis/capstone advising
  • Providing input on the curriculum and new course development to ensure the delivery and growth of quality programs
  • Other academic duties normally performed by full-time or regular part-time faculty, such as participating on committees, attending academic events, or contributing to other academic services
Administrative Responsibilities:
  • Assist with course scheduling
  • Participate in the adjunct faculty hiring and development processes
  • Assist the Program Director with administrative tasks, such as planning events or reviewing admission materials
  • Other administrative duties as assigned

The Program Coordinator role is critical to maintaining the overall high quality of the program. The Program Coordinator must have passion for education and its power to change lives, especially for international, part-time, and non-residential students. A track record of successful graduate and/or online teaching, content development, and instructional technology, are important.

Candidates who have experience teaching and engaging students from diverse backgrounds are of particular interest.

Qualified candidates will meet a set of minimum qualifications and several additional preferred qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences, Conservation Biology/Ecology, Natural Resources Management, or Environmental Planning and Policy or in a relevant field such as Geography, Biology, Oceanography, Hydrology, Geology
  • 1-3 years of higher education teaching experience online and/or at the graduate level
  • 1-3 years of work experience within the Environmental Sciences or Policy fields, including but not limited to outside consulting or collaborative work within private, non-profit, and governmental organizations.
  • The ability to teach a wide variety of courses in Environmental Sciences and Policy such as conservation, bioremediation, natural resources management, soils, agroecology, and environmental management.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Terminal Degree in Environmental Sciences or Environmental Policy or in a relevant field such as Conservation Biology, Geography, Biology, Oceanography, Hydrology, Geology
  • 4 or more years of higher education teaching experience online and/or at the graduate level
  • 4 or more years of related professional experience within communication fields, including but not limited to outside consulting or collaborative work within private, non-profit, and governmental organizations
  • Experience managing a degree or certificate program
  • Demonstrated track record of excellence in teaching and innovation in curriculum design
  • The ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with competing demands and multiple deadlines in both on-site and online environments
Application Instructions

For consideration interested and qualified candidates should submit the following materials:
  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Teaching evaluations from the two most recent semesters
  • Diversity Statement
The selected candidate will be expected to undergo a background check and to submit proof of educational attainment.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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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