Faculty Program Director / Sr. Lecturer - Individualized Genomics and Health
Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: A-94991-3
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 graduate and post-baccalaureate education to students in the mid-Atlantic region and online. AAP has approximately 18,000 enrollments each academic year and offers master's degrees and graduate certificate programs at its Washington, DC and Homewood (Baltimore) campuses. JHU is committed to hiring candidates who, through their teaching and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
The Center for Biotechnology Education, housed within the Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), seeks a Faculty Program Director to teach in and provide administrative leadership to the Individualized Genomics and Health (IGH) program. Of particular interest are candidates who have experience teaching and engaging students from diverse backgrounds. The Faculty Program Director is a full-time, non-tenure-track, 12-month renewable faculty position with the academic title of Senior Lecturer. The Faculty Program Director will have significant interaction/collaboration with all members of the Center (Center Director, other Program Directors, Assistant Program Directors, Program Coordinators and Faculty), as well as with the Associate Dean for AAP, other AAP Program Directors, AAP staff, and administrators. The Program Director reports to the Associate Dean for AAP and the Director for the Center for Biotechnology Education. This position is expected to begin January 2022. The Program Director will have the following faculty and administrative responsibilities:
Teaching 4 graduate courses per year, including the preparation for and time spent in the classroom (online or onsite), using best practices for online teaching, engaging and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds in the learning process, responding to student questions;
Advising students, including thesis and/or capstone advising;
Providing innovative leadership for curriculum design and new course development to ensure the growth and delivery of quality programs;
Other academic duties normally performed by full-time, such as participating on committees, attending academic events, or contributing to other academic service.
Providing overall supervision for the IGH program, including management of Certificates or Concentrations;
Overseeing full-time and adjunct faculty development, hiring, and evaluation; making personnel decisions in consultation with the Center Director and KSAS Dean or designee
Overseeing program admissions processes, including reviewing and approving prospect admission materials
Assisting the Center Director in semesterly course scheduling
Coordinating program promotion and outreach, including interacting with outside groups and developing external / internal partnerships;
Coordinating with staff in student and faculty services, online education, marketing, finance, and enrollment services departments on operational issues related to program administration
Other administrative duties as assigned.
Master's degree in the life sciences or in a relevant field [e.g. bioinformatics, genomics];
3-5 years of higher education teaching experience online and/or at the graduate level;
3 or more years of experience at the Associate Director level, or equivalent administrative experience
1-3 years of related professional work experience outside of academia, including but not limited to outside consulting or collaborative work within the life science, biotechnology, and/or pharmaceutical fields;
the ability to teach a wide variety of courses in, for example, the fields of life sciences and omics.
demonstrated track record of excellence in teaching and innovation in curriculum design
Terminal Degree in the life sciences or in a relevant field [e.g. bioinformatics, genomics];
5 or more years of higher education teaching experience online and/or at the graduate level;
3 or more years of related professional work experience outside of academia within the life science, biotechnology, and/or pharmaceutical fields;
Strong organizational skills;
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with competing demands and multiple deadlines;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Experience managing a degree or certificate program
Experience with managing a budget
The position will remain open until filled.
Candidates must submit the following:
a cover letter
contact information for three references
Teaching evaluations for the most recent two semesters.
The selected candidate will be expected to undergo a background check and to submit proof of educational attainment.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.