Asst/Assoc Program Director / Sr. Lecturer, MA in Film & Media Program

Johns Hopkins University
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 26, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Other Arts, Communications, Film & Video, Media Studies, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development
Employment Type
Full Time

Institution Description

The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) is a division of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at 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 has approximately 6,000 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 Johns Hopkins MA in Film and Media Program in the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track, 12-month faculty position as Assistant or Associate Program Director. The Asst/Assoc Program Director will focus on the Film and Media Program’s “ISET” (Immersive Storytelling / Emerging Technologies) Concentration. Qualified applicants should offer experience, curiosity, and a passion for teaching in the fields of VR, AR, AI, and/or VFX. 

The Master of Arts in Film and Media provides an in-depth curriculum designed to develop the skill sets required to succeed in the film, television, streaming, and multi-media industries. Students are exposed to the latest technology, taught the most current financial and distribution strategies, and trained in advanced narrative/storytelling techniques. This innovative program brings the industry to Baltimore, as our students grow their professional network while creating a two-way bridge between the local burgeoning film scene and the industry hubs in Los Angeles, New York, and abroad. The program is housed in the JHU/MICA Film Centre which is home to the game company  Sparkypants Studios ,  The Impact Hub , The Center for Neighborhoods, and  The Baltimore Jewelry Center . The Centre is in Baltimore's Station North Arts and Entertainment District.

Internally at the Film Center, and reporting to the Program Director for the Film and Media Studies Program, the Asst/Assoc Director works collaboratively with faculty in the Undergraduate Program in Film and Media Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and the faculty of the MICA Filmmaking MFA program.

Of particular interest are candidates who have experience teaching and engaging students from diverse backgrounds.


The Asst/Assoc Program Director will have the following program teaching and administrative responsibilities:

Faculty Responsibilities
  • Teaching 3-5 graduate courses per year, including the preparation for and time spent in the classroom (onsite or online), using best practices for teaching, engaging and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds in the learning process, responding to student questions;
  • Program Advising, including capstone advising for those in the ISET Concentration
  • Providing input on the curriculum and new course development to ensure the delivery of quality programs
  • Participating in course and program assessment activities
  • 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
  • Assisting in reviewing and approving prospective admission materials
  • Planning onsite and/or remote events and/or seminars
  • Mentoring and evaluating adjunct faculty in their pedagogy and professional development
  • Assisting the Program Director with administrative tasks
  • Other administrative duties as assigned
  • Visionary and creative thinker with the capacity to imagine, develop, and execute innovative programming;
  • Successful candidates will have a minimum of 3 years of professional experience in the film and/or VR / multi-media industries or related industries with additional experience managing programs that prioritize artists, diversity, and inclusivity;
  • S/he/they will hold a graduate degree in film and multi-media, art history, studio art, curatorial studies, or other related academic studies;
  • Experience and respected profile in the national and international film and multi-media community with a network of artists and colleagues;
  • Excellent working relationships with artists, professional counterparts, collectors, and donors;
  • Demonstrated ability to work and effectively interface with staff, instructors, colleagues, and the public;
  • A collaborative team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as public speaking acumen.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in a relevant field to Film and Media Studies
  • 1-3 years of online and/or graduate level teaching experience
  • 3+ years of professional work experience outside of academia within the Film and Media fields
  • The ability to teach a wide variety of courses in the Film and Media fields
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Terminal Degree in a field relevant to Film and Media Studies
  • Strong organizational skill
  • 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
Application Instructions

The position will remain open until filled.

Candidates must submit the following:
  • 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 submit proof of educational attainment.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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