Assistant / Associate Program Director

Johns Hopkins University
Advanced Academic Programs - Center for Biotechnology Education
United StatesMarylandBaltimore


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 graduate and post-baccalaureate education to students in the mid-Atlantic region and online. AAP has approximately 21,000 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.

Position Description:

The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) division seeks a Faculty Assistant or Associate Program Director/ Sr. Lecturer to teach in and provide administrative leadership to the Computational Biology Division of the Center for Biotechnology Education. Of particular interest are candidates who have experience teaching and engaging students from diverse backgrounds. The position is a full-time, non-tenure-track, 12-month renewable faculty position with the academic title of Senior Lecturer. The Asst/Assoc. Program Director will have significant interaction/collaboration with all members of the Center (Center Director, 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 Asst/Assoc Director reports to the Associate Dean for AAP, the Center Director, and the Program Director for Computational Biology. This position is expected to begin Summer 2022 and will have the following faculty and administrative responsibilities:

Faculty Responsibilities:

Teaching five 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 in the Computational Biology Division, including thesis and/or capstone advising [where appropriate]
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 or regular part-time faculty, such as participating on committees, attending academic events, or contributing to other academic service.

Administrative Responsibilities:

Assisting the Program Director in supervising the Computational Biology Division
Assisting the Program Director with overseeing faculty (full-time and adjunct) development, hiring, and evaluation
Assisting in the admissions processes, including reviewing and approving applicants
Assisting in 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
Assisting in the planning of onsite and/or remote events and/or seminars
Other administrative duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in a life or computer science field
Five years of higher education teaching experience online and/or at the graduate level
The ability to teach a wide variety of courses in computational biology
Demonstrated track record of excellence in teaching and innovation in curriculum design
Three years of experience equivalent to the Assistant Director level (to qualify for Associate Program Director)
Preferred Qualifications:

Terminal Degree in life or computer science field
Six or more years of higher education teaching experience online and/or at the graduate level
Three or more years of related professional work experience outside of academia within the omics fields and/or computer science
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

Start date

As soon as possible

How to Apply

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James Coker