Johns Hopkins University
Advanced Academic Programs
Adjunct Faculty: (
Advanced Cell Biology, Molecular
Biology, Human Molecular Genetics )
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, 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 Advanced Cell Biology, Molecular
Biology, and Human Molecular Genetics courses listed below within
the Center for Biotechnology Education. The instructor will teach
online and possibly on the Homewood campus. Of particular interest
are candidates who have experience teaching and engaging students
from diverse backgrounds
Molecular Biology - 410.602
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the key concepts
in molecular biology. Topics to be covered include nucleic acid
structure and function, DNA replication, transcription,
translation, chromosome structure, and the remodeling and
regulation of gene expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
Extended topics to be covered include methods in recombinant DNA
technology, microarrays, and microRNA.
Advanced Cell Biology I - 410.603
This course covers cell organization and subcellular structure.
Students examine the evolution of the cell, chromosome, and plasma
membrane structures and behaviors, as well as the mechanics of cell
division, sites of macromolecular synthesis and processing,
transport across cell membranes, cell dynamics, organelle
biogenesis, and cell specialization. Students are also introduced
to the experimental techniques used in cell biology to study cell
growth, manipulation, and evaluation.
Advanced Cell Biology II - 410.604
This course is a continuation of 410.603 Advanced Cell Biology and
further explores cell organization and subcellular structure.
Students examine cell-to-cell signaling that involves hormones and
receptors, signal transduction pathways, second messenger
molecules, cell adhesion, extracellular matrix, cell cycle,
programmed cell death, methylation of DNA, modification of
chromatin structure, and mechanisms of the cell. The roles that
defects in signal transduction pathways play in the development of
cancer and other disease states will be stressed. Prerequisites:
410.601 Biochemistry, 410.602 Molecular Biology, 410.603 Advanced
Cell Biology I.
Human Molecular Genetics - 410.612
In this course, students learn to use the tools of modern genomics
to elucidate phenotypic variation within populations. The course
uses human disease (from simple Mendelian disorders to common,
complex disorders) to exemplify the types of studies and tools that
can be used to characterize cellular pathophysiology as well as to
provide genetic diagnostics and therapies. Students become facile
with linkage analysis, cancer genetics, microarray analysis (oligo
and DNA arrays), gene therapy, SNP studies, imprinting,
disequilibrium mapping, and ethical dilemmas associated with the
Human Genome Project.
Minimum Qualifications: A successful candidate would ideally be
able to begin teaching on August 30, 2021.
- A Master’s degree in the Biological Sciences or in a relevant
- Professional and/or scholarly experience in Biotechnology or
the listed courses
- One year of college-level teaching experience
- A Ph.D. or terminal degree in the Biological Sciences or in a
- The background to teach a wide variety of courses in
- The ability to teach both on campus and online courses
The position will remain open until filled.
Candidates must submit the following:
- Cover letter (in your cover letter, please indicate which
course you are applying to teach for)
- Curriculum vitae
- Teaching evaluations for two 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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