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Adjunct Faculty: Hydrology & Water Resources

Johns Hopkins University
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 9, 2022

Institution Description:

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.

Position Description:

The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) division seeks non-tenure track adjunct faculty to teach the Hydrology & Water Resources course listed below within the Environmental Sciences & Policy program. The course will be offered asynchronously online during the summer 2022 semester, and it 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 Blackboard site for course resources. Of particular interest are candidates who have experience teaching and engaging students from diverse backgrounds.

Hydrology & Water Resources - This course provides an introduction to the hydrological cycle and examines the influence of climate, geology, and human activity on this cycle. The components comprising this cycle will be examined and include: precipitation; evapotranspiration; surface and groundwater flow; storage in natural reservoirs; water quality; and water resource management and regulation. Discussion of these topics in threaded discussions using the primary literature as well as problem sets will highlight applications and areas of current hydrological research. Offered online and onsite three times per year. Onsite version includes a required field trip.

This course covers topics such as:
  • Hydrologic cycle
  • Precipitation
  • Infiltration
  • Evapotranspiration
  • Runoff
  • Erosion
  • Channel flow
  • Groundwater
  • Water policy
  • Hydrologic impacts and land use change
  • Conducting a hydrologic study

A successful candidate would ideally be able to begin teaching on May 23, 2022.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field, such as hydrology, geology, geography, water management, or earth system science.
  • Professional and/or scholarly experience in surface water hydrology, groundwater hydrology, marine hydrology, water management, or water policy.
  • One year of college-level teaching experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A Ph.D., J.D., or other terminal degree in a relevant field, such as hydrology, geology, geography, water management, or earth system science.
  • The background to teach a wide variety of courses in hydrology, geoscience, water management, policy fields.
Application Instructions

The position will remain open until filled. For best consideration, please apply before March 15, 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 Blackboard and/or Canvas LMS)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching evaluations for three most recently taught courses.
  • References upon request.
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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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