The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) division in Washington, D.C., seeks a Faculty Program Coordinator to teach in and provide administrative support to the Johns Hopkins Science Writing Program. Of particular interest are candidates who have experience teaching and engaging students from diverse backgrounds. The Faculty Program Coordinator is a full-time, non-tenure-track, 12-month renewable faculty position with the academic title of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer. The Faculty Program Coordinator will have significant interaction/collaboration with the Science Writing Associate Program Director and will report to the Program Director for the Writing Programs. This position is ideally expected to begin in the Spring 2020 semester. The Program Coordinator will have the following faculty and administrative responsibilities:
Teaching 5 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 up to 70 students in the Science Writing program, including thesis advising;
Providing input on the curriculum and new course development to ensure the delivery of quality programs;
Other academic duties normally performed by full-time or regular part-time faculty, such as participating on committees or in other academic service.
Participate in adjunct faculty hiring and development;
Assist the Program Director with administrative tasks;
Other administrative duties as assigned.
Master's degree in science writing or in a relevant field, such as journalism, nonfiction writing, English, communication, or a scientific field;
1-3 years of online teaching experience at the graduate level;
1-3 years of work experience as a writer or editor, preferably covering science, health, technology or related field;
the ability to teach a wide variety of courses, which may include journalism and creative writing, in addition to those in science writing.
Terminal Degree in science writing, journalism, English, communication, or nonfiction writing or in a scientific field;
4 or more years of online teaching experience at the graduate level;
4 or more years of work experience as a writer or editor, preferably covering science, health, technology or related field;
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
Portfolio of publications, including works that cover health, science, or technology for news, communications, or literary outlets
Experience in multimedia writing
The position will remain open until filled.
Candidates must submit the following:
a cover letter
3 references and their contact information
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.
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