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As the nation’s oldest and one of the most prestigious research
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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 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
The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) division seeks
non-tenure-track adjunct faculty to teach the following courses
listed below within the Environmental Sciences & Policy
program. Some of these courses will be offered asynchronously
online during the spring 2023 and summer 2023 semesters, and they
may be offered in other modalities (synchronous zoom and in-person
at the Washington DC campus) in future semesters, depending on
enrollment and program needs. The instructor will be required to
maintain a Canvas site for course resources. Of particular interest
are candidates who have experience teaching and engaging students
from diverse backgrounds.
Principles and Methods of Ecology
- This course examines the
relationship between organisms and their biotic and abiotic
environment at three levels of biological hierarchy: individual
organism, population, and community. Population characteristics,
models of population dynamics, and the effect of ecological
interactions on population regulation are discussed in detail. The
structure and function of natural and man-made communities and the
impact disturbances have on community structure are also examined.
Students are led to appreciate the importance of ecology in solving
environmental problems. Offered online or onsite, at least twice
per year. Onsite version includes required field trips.
Soils in Natural and Anthropogenic Ecosystems
- This course
introduces students to basic concepts of soil science and the
soil's contribution to the functions of natural and anthropogenic
ecosystems. It provides an overview of soil morphological,
physical, chemical, and biological properties, and how these
interact to form a soil with unique characteristics and ecosystem
function. Students discuss soils of the world from the perspective
of soil taxonomy, the processes that form these soils, and land use
properties specific to each soil order. Students learn to read soil
maps, to interpret and predict the quality and land use potential
of soils, and to use available soil data. A strong focus will be
given to environmental and ecological issues relating to soil
science in the context of the ecological relationships between soil
organisms and their biotic and abiotic environments, with emphasis
on the role of soil organisms in biogeochemical cycling, ecosystem
structure and function, long-term ecosystem sustainability, and
global environmental change. Current issues regarding the proper
use and management of soils are investigated. All sections (online
and in person) will involve some field related work. Online
sections will be offered every annually.
Bioremediation and Biofuels for Environmental Restoration
This course presents details of environmental technologies for
assessment, remediation, and restoration of contaminated sites. The
course includes a brief review of environmental policy related to
impacts of hazardous chemicals and endocrine blockers, but focuses
on remediation technologies available for reclaiming contaminated
resources and reducing health risks. It covers the application of
multiple physical, chemical, and biological technologies, but
emphasizes use of biological systems for the cleanup of hazardous
chemicals. Students are introduced to the nature of hazardous
waste, behavior of chemicals in the subsurface, biochemistry of
microbial degradation and technology applications. Students also
explore the use of biotechnology to maintain biodiversity, to
remediate contaminated soils, and to isolate and remove substances.
In keeping with the emerging “bio” technology exploration, students
take a look at biofuels and their role in combating climate change
on a global-scale and their role in restoration of degraded land on
a local-scale. Students in this class learn to select appropriate
technologies, design a monitoring program for assessing the
applicability of bioremediation techniques, develop biological
conceptual models for natural attenuation, and understand the key
principles for design.
A successful candidate would ideally be able to begin teaching on
January 23, 2022.
- A Master’s degree in a relevant field, such as ecology, natural
resources, conservation, bioremediation, sustainability,
environmental restoration, or earth system science.
- Professional and/or scholarly experience in ecology, natural
resources or environmental management, bioremediation,
sustainability, environmental restoration, or conservation.
- One year of college-level teaching experience.
- A Ph.D., J.D., or other terminal degree in a relevant field,
such as ecology, natural resources, conservation, bioremediation,
sustainability, environmental restoration, or earth system
- The background to teach a wide variety of courses in ecology,
conservation, soils, sustainability, environmental remediation and
restoration, environmental management.
The position will remain open until filled. For best consideration,
please apply before November 1, 2022.
Candidates must submit the following:
- Cover letter (in your cover letter, please indicate for which
course you are applying to teach and include a statement clarifying
your level of proficiency using Canvas LMS)
- Curriculum vitae
- Teaching evaluations for three most recently taught
- 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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