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Adjunct Faculty: Environmental Sciences and Policy

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Adjunct Faculty, Environmental Science s and Policy
Krieger School of Arts and Sciences  
Advanced Academic Programs  

Johns Hopkins University  

Position Description

The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) division seeks non-tenure-track adjunct faculty to teach courses within the Environmental Sciences & Policy program . The modality of this course is an in -person/online course at the Washington DC campus with potential to offer multiple sections and 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.

Advanced Academic Programs

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 academic community.

Please specify which course(s) you are qualified to teach and which modality you would like to teach the course ( o n-site in Washington D.C. or online) .

Core Courses:
  • Environmental Policymaking and Policy Analysis (on-site)
  • Geological Foundations of Environmental Science (on-site)
  • Hydrology and Water Resources (on-site)
  • Environmental Applications of GIS (on-site)
Elective Courses:
  • Bioremediation and Biofuels for Environmental Restoration (online and/or on-site)
  • Ecology and Management of Wetlands (online and/or on-site)
  • Urban Wildlife Ecology (online and/or on-site)
  • Climate Change on the Front lines: The Study of Adaptation in Developing Countries (online and/or on-site)
  • Community development and Sustainability in Developing Countries (online and/or on-site)
  • Freshwater Ecology & Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems (online and/or on-site)
  • Ecotoxicology ( online and/or on-site)
  • Ecology and Ecosystem Management in Coastal and Estuarine Systems (online and/or on-site)
  • Soils in Natural & Anthropogenic Ecosystems (online and/or on-site)
  • Agroecology (online and/or on-site)
  • Air Quality Management and Policy (online and/or on-site)
  • Habitat Conservation and Ecological Niche Modeling  (online and/or on-site)
  • Analysis of Environmental & Ecological Data (online and/or on-site)
For more information, see our website: MS in Environmental Sciences and Policy . Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field.
  • Professional and/or scholarly experience.
  • One year of college-level teaching experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A Ph.D., J.D., or other terminal degree in a relevant field
  • The background to teach a wide variety of courses relevant to environmental sciences
  • 3-5 years of teaching higher education courses.
Application Instructions

The position will remain open until it is filled. Candidates must submit the following:    
  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Teaching evaluations for three most recently taught courses.
  • Transcript ( Submit an official transcript for your highest degree awarded).
The selected candidate may be expected to submit references upon request.

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