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Program Coordinator/ Lecturer, Museum Studies

Johns Hopkins University
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 28, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support
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The Johns Hopkins University invites applications for the position of part-time Program Coordinator for the Master of Museum Studies within the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences’ Advanced Academic Programs Division. Reporting to the Program Director for Museum Studies and Associate Dean for Graduate & Professional Programs, the Program Coordinator will contribute to the excellence of the program and will demonstrate and support ongoing innovation in the curriculum. Johns Hopkins University is committed to hiring candidates who, through their teaching and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Advanced Academic Programs

The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) is a division of the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU). As the nation’s oldest and one of its most prestigious research universities, JHU offers high-quality master’s degrees and post-baccalaureate education to students online, at its Washington, DC Center, and at the Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD. AAP enrolls over 6,000 students each academic year in over 45-degree programs.

AAP was started in 1992 to provide students with the opportunity to obtain a master’s degree in a professional and part-time graduate program. Over the course of nearly 30 years, AAP has worked diligently to add new degree programs that fit within the academic structure of the Krieger School and satisfy the demands of the marketplace. AAP distinguishes itself through its intensive instructional assistance, selective admissions, and more than 50 dedicated full-time faculty. Tenured Krieger School faculty members serve as Program Chairs within AAP and work together in the Council of Program Chairs, an academic advisory body to the KSAS Dean.

AAP’s website, , provides additional information.

The Position

AAP’s Museum Studies program, which launched in 2008, continues to thrive as we make innovative additions to the curriculum, expand our reach internationally, and explore new partnerships and collaborations. As an intentionally online program from its inception, we prioritize technology and its transformational impacts on the field. With an ever-growing and diverse student body, the program is expanding and enhancing its course offerings to meet academic and practitioner needs. Currently, the program serves students across the US and abroad. As an online program, we emphasize community building through social networks and hands-on experiences through our required two-week onsite seminar.
The program coordinator supports the curriculum, students, and adjunct faculty in both academic and administrative roles. Of particular interest are candidates who have experience teaching and engaging students from diverse backgrounds. The Program Coordinator will have significant interaction/collaboration with the Program Director, Associate Program Director, Assistant Program Director, and other Program Coordinators within both the Museum Studies and Cultural Heritage Management programs, as well as across other AAP programs.

The Program Coordinator is a part-time, non-tenure-track, 12-month renewable faculty position with the academic title of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, commensurate with experience. The position can be based in our Washington, DC Center or be 100% remote. The Program Coordinator reports to the Program Director for Museum Studies, who consults with the Program Chair on academic matters, and to the Associate Dean for Graduate & Professional Programs, who leads the Advanced Academic Programs and reports to the Dean of the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences.

The Program Coordinator will have the following academic and administrative responsibilities:

Academic Responsibilities
  • Teaching 3 courses per year, including customizable core and elective courses, using best practices for teaching, engaging, and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds in the learning process, and responding to student questions. Most courses assigned will be online but may also include leading the Museum Studies two-week onsite seminar.
  • Advising students
  • Providing input on the curriculum and new course development to ensure the delivery and growth of quality programs
  • Other academic duties normally performed by full-time or regular part-time faculty, such as participating on committees, attending academic events, or contributing to other academic service
Administrative Responsibilities
  • Participate in the adjunct faculty hiring and development processes
  • Assist the Program Director with administrative tasks, such as planning events or reviewing admission materials
  • assisting with program communication, promotion and outreach, engagement, expansion, and coordination of the program’s social media networks
  • Other administrative duties as assigned

The Program Coordinator role is critical to maintaining the overall high quality of this program. The Coordinator must have a passion for education and its power to change lives, especially for part-time and non-residential students. A track record of successful graduate and/or online teaching, as well as skills in instructional design, content development, and instructional technology, are important.

Candidates who have experience teaching and engaging students from diverse backgrounds are of particular interest.

To be considered, candidates should meet a set of minimum qualifications and ideally meet several additional preferred qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Museum Studies, Heritage Management, or a related field such as Anthropology, Art History, History, or Public History.
  • 1-3 years of higher education teaching experience online and/or at the graduate level
  • 1-3 years of work experience within a museum or other cultural institution
  • The ability to teach a variety of courses in the Museum Studies
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Terminal Degree in Museum Studies, Heritage Management, or a related field such as Anthropology, Art History, History, or Public History;
  • 4 or more years of higher education teaching experience online and/or at the graduate level
  • 4 or more years of related professional experience within work experience within a museum or other cultural institution
  • Experience managing a degree or certificate program
  • Demonstrated track record of excellence in teaching and innovation in curriculum design
  • The ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with competing demands and multiple deadlines in both on-site and online environments
For consideration, interested and qualified candidates should submit the following materials:
  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Teaching evaluations from the two most recent semesters
The selected candidate will be expected to undergo a background check and submit proof of educational attainment.

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.

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