The Master of Liberal Arts Program of the Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), a rapidly growing degree program with seminar classes in Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD, and online, is seeking a full-time Program Director/Senior Lecturer. We are looking for a creative, forward-thinking individual who is grounded in the liberal arts, experienced in online teaching and learning, and able to provide oversight for a new digital humanities initiative. This position’s responsibilities include program administration, curriculum development, teaching, student advising and faculty recruitment. A significant initial focus will be the continuing development of new curricula and expansion of online offerings. The continuing success of this long-established Master of Liberal Arts program owes much to the historical centrality of the liberal arts at Johns Hopkins University, the nation’s first modern research institution, founded in 1876, and one of the most prestigious universities in the world. We are pleased to be recruiting a faculty member who can help to carry on that commitment to the liberal arts, particularly in the interactive digital sphere.
The MLA Program Director supervises a Program Coordinator. The Program Director is responsible for teaching or developing three graduate courses per 12-month academic year (three semesters); this includes core and elective courses, both on-ground and online. Responsibilities include:
Overseeing management of the Program budget
Participating in managing and planning for enrollments
Hiring, overseeing, and evaluating full-time and part-time faculty
Working with faculty to enhance their development and build faculty interaction/engagement
Responding to inquiries from prospective students and others
Conducting site-based and online student information sessions
Working with the Instructional Resource Center (IRC) to develop and evaluate online courses
Maintaining the supplies and equipment for field work and coordinating field trip budgets
Attending monthly Program Directors meetings
Coordinating with staff in student and faculty services, online education, marketing, finance, and enrollment services departments on operational issues related to program administration
Supervising the coordinator of the new Digital Humanities Certificate, and working to build the DH curriculum.
Developing, implementing, and maintaining program curricular strategy and schedules, with a particular focus on the development of online courses that serve the interdisciplinary needs of MLA degree candidates
Recruiting new faculty (locally, nationally, and internationally); mentoring new and existing faculty in pedagogy and multimedia teaching tools; monitoring and evaluating faculty performance
Coordinating program publicity and outreach to potential students, including updates and improvements to the program website and social media
Collaborating with AAP course development staff to establish a highly interactive and distinctive online presence for MLA seminar courses, and building external partnerships in this area.
The initial appointment is for one year with annual renewal and the possibility of multiple-year contracts. All faculty positions in Advanced Academic Programs are non-tenure track. To apply please visit https://apply.interfolio.com/41650 and submit the following online by clicking the "Apply Now" button: (a) a cover letter; (b) curriculum vitae; (c) list of 3 references with names, titles, institutions, email addresses, and telephone numbers; and (d) syllabi and student evaluations from recent courses. Links to short teaching videos, excerpts from online course sessions, online group discussions, or descriptions of student assignments involving online digital tools are encouraged.
A successful candidate will be located in the Washington DC/Baltimore MD region or be willing to relocate here, and able to begin work in July 2017 or sooner. The position will remain open until filled.
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 Baltimore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.