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Director/Associate Director, Undergraduate Faculty Mentoring

Johns Hopkins University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 30, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs
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Full Time
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The Whiting School of Engineering (WSE) at Johns Hopkins University is seeking a visionary and innovative faculty member, with excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills to serve as the Director/Associate Director for Undergraduate Faculty Mentoring. This is a career-oriented, renewable appointment with both administrative and teaching responsibilities. Johns Hopkins University has a well-established non-tenure track career path for full-time teaching faculty culminating in the rank of Teaching Professor. The successful candidate will be appointed at the Director or Associate Director and Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Associate Teaching Professor rank depending upon their level of prior experience.

The successful candidate will assume this role at an exciting time as the WSE Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs is reimagining undergraduate academic advising, faculty mentoring, and professional academic advisor career development. The Director/Associate Director for Undergraduate Faculty Mentoring will report to the Vice Dean for Undergraduate Education and work closely with the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Academic Advising to develop and implement all strategies and programming to mobilize and engage a pool of high-quality, well-prepared, diverse faculty mentors. Demonstrated experience with faculty engagement, program design and program assessment are highly desired. This faculty member will be appointed in the academic departments or centers most closely aligned with their academic background and will teach in these academic programs. Teaching faculty members are also encouraged to engage in departmental and university service and may have advising responsibilities. Applicants for the position must have a Ph.D. in an engineering discipline, computer science, or a closely related field, demonstrated excellence in and commitment to teaching and mentoring, and excellent communication skills.

The Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, located on the beautiful Homewood campus in north Baltimore, Maryland, supports the WSE mission to prepare undergraduates to be 21st century leaders by providing an outstanding engineering education and enabling undergraduates to participate fully in the research and translational activities of the school.

The Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Johns Hopkins University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students and actively encourages applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop and implement all strategies that will mobilize and engage a pool of high-quality, well-prepared, diverse faculty mentors
  • Identify learning outcomes for faculty mentors and students
  • Design curriculum and execute orientation and training for all first year, and upper division faculty mentors
  • Facilitate and train first year and upper division faculty mentors
  • Assess and build mentor skills and capabilities required to meet organizational goals; work to connect mentors with additional training resources as needed
  • Provide training and implementation support on building inclusive climates that honor the culture, experiences, and humanity of students, faculty, and community
  • Conduct ongoing evaluations and assessments to ensure effectiveness of programs and services and recommend/implement modifications as necessary to effect continual improvements.
  • Develop Mentoring & Advising Awards coordinate dinner/presentation
  • Mentor a cohort of WSE Undergraduate students
  • Other duties as assigned
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Enthusiasm for working with high achieving, socially and culturally diverse student populations
  • Demonstrated experience in assessment
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Effective project management skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
  • Knowledge of co-curricular academic experiences necessary for a comprehensive undergraduate experience
  • Ability to interact productively with faculty, administrators, students, and other academic and administrative departments
  • Understanding of student development theory and current academic advising practices
  • Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to all levels of the organization and work in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing
  • Ph.D. in an engineering discipline, computer science, or a closely related field required
  • 5 or more years of experience in higher education, preferably with both academic advising and teaching experience
  • Strong multicultural competency
  • Demonstrated experience in program development, staff development, and program assessment
Applications should include a cover letter and CV. All application material should be submitted online via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin May 6th, and will continue until the position is filled.

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

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

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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