Adjunct Faculty: Nuclear / Solar Energy, Power Markets, Energy Efficiency, Policy
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 master's degrees and post-baccalaureate education to students in the mid-Atlantic region and online. In addition to the online programs, AAP also offers master's degrees and graduate certificate programs at its Washington, DC Center, Montgomery County Campus and at the Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD. AAP enrolls almost 5,000 students each academic year. JHU is committed to hiring candidates who, through their teaching and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) division seeks non-tenure track adjunct faculty to teach one of the four courses listed below within the Energy Policy and Climate program. The course(s) will be taught online and onsite beginning in January 2021. Of particular interest are candidates who have experience teaching and engaging students from diverse backgrounds.
Nuclear Energy, Policy, and Regulations - Nuclear Energy is a potent energy source that is widely feared and misunderstood in today's society and will continue to play an integral role in the global energy landscape today and in the future. This course will discuss the different forms of energy, the history of nuclear energy and regulation, the fundamentals of fission and fusion nuclear power, radiological health applications and electromagnetic radiation in the environment. Students will also learn about the federal and international policies and regulations that govern the civilian use of nuclear energy. Current topics in the media such as the nuclear capabilities and politics of certain countries will also be covered.
Solar Energy: Science, Technology & Policy - This course focuses on the two primary solar technologies i the contemporary market: photovoltaic cells and concentrate solar power, with a focus on PV. The course will investigate techniques for increasing efficiency, expanding storage, and decreasing price. Solar energy for use as both distributed and grid-independent resources is considered. The course covers science and technologies, as well as the environmental impact on solar technologies. Additionally, the course examines the main structure considerations for solar technology development.
Power Markets and Energy Policy - The electric sector is in the midst of immense and fundamental change, unlocked by innovation and technological progress. This progress holds enormous promise for the sector, but has created symptomatic stress upon elemental aspects of the underpinning governing it. The rise of grid operator run power markets is emblematic of both this promise and stress. This class will focus upon those power markets, and how decisions made and enforced by grid operators influence the necessary and considerable investment that drives the energy sector. The (1) rise of competitive power markets, (2) regulation of grid operators, (3) policy imperatives power markets reveal, (4) current debates, and (5) outlook for the future will be covered in class. Legal, economic, policy, and regulatory issues relevant to power markets will be studied.
Energy Efficiency: Demand Side Options - The focus of this course is a reduction of energy use on the demand side with a focus on buildings (their structure, design, and the contents, e.g., refrigerators, standards, and integration) and communities, and, to a lesser extent, industry technologies (e.g., timber and concrete). The course will also cover general concepts in demand side management and the benefits and implementation of a smart grid system. The course covers both technology and policy of energy efficiency.
An advanced degree in a relevant field, such as renewable energy technology or energy policy, with a master's degree at minimum
Work experience within the relevant science, engineering, and/or policy fields
One year of college-level online teaching experience
A Ph.D. in a relevant field, such as renewable energy technology or energy policy
The background to teach a wide variety of courses in the energy, policy, and climate science fields.
The position will remain open until filled. For best consideration, please apply by June 30, 2020.
Candidates must submit the following:
Cover letter (in your cover letter, please indicate which course you are applying to teach for)
Teaching evaluations for three most recently taught courses.
References upon request.
Internal Number: A-75462-2
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