Adjunct Faculty: Master of Liberal Arts

Johns Hopkins University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 18, 2023

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Position Overview
Adjunct Faculty, MA in Liberal Arts
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Advanced Academic Programs
Johns Hopkins University

Institution Description
Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) is a division of the Johns Hopkins University’s Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. As part of the nation’s first research university, AAP offers high-quality master’s degrees and certificate programs at its Washington, D.C., Center, at JHU’s Homewood Campus in Baltimore, Maryland, and online. AAP enrolls almost 6,000 students each academic year in over 45 programs and distinguishes itself through its intensive instructional assistance, selective admissions, and 60 dedicated full-time faculty. Tenured Krieger School faculty members serve as program chairs to oversee the academic rigor of AAP’s graduate offerings. AAP’s website, , provides additional information.

The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) division seeks non-tenure-track adjunct faculty to teach courses within the Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) program. Of particular interest are candidates who have experience teaching asynchronous online courses, working with part-time graduate students, and engaging students from diverse backgrounds.

About the MLA Program:
Established in 1962, the Johns Hopkins Master of Liberal Arts program has gained national recognition for the quality of its teaching and the breadth of its course offerings. The MLA thrives on the curiosity, passion, and diversity of its students. The Johns Hopkins Master of Liberal Arts is a unique, non-traditional graduate degree. Whereas most graduate programs ask students to become more and more specialized, the MLA expects them to both broaden and deepen their educational experience. MLA students interact with professors and one another in a stimulating online learning environment in an asynchronous format that is compatible with students’ work schedules and time zones.

Click on the link to see the MLA Program's course descriptions:


Minimum Qualifications
  • An advanced degree in any relevant field, with a master’s degree at minimum.
  • At least five years of professional work experience within the Liberal Arts.
Preferred Qualifications
  • A terminal degree in a relevant field related to the Liberal Arts.
  • 1-3 years of graduate-level teaching experience.
  • Online teaching experience.
  • Experience in developing graduate courses.
  • The background to teach a wide variety of courses in a Liberal Arts program.
Application Instructions

The position will remain open until it is filled. Candidates must submit the following:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching philosophy, with an emphasis on teaching in online modalities
  • Teaching evaluations for two most recently taught courses
  • Transcript for the highest degree earned
The selected candidate will undergo a background check and provide three references.

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