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Friday, June 24

Johns Hopkins University: Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences: Advanced Academic Programs


Location: Washington, DC

The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) unit of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences of Johns Hopkins University seeks an academic program director to oversee its graduate level Environmental Programs. Since 1993, Johns Hopkins has provided high-quality master’s degrees to students in the Baltimore-Washington area.  With three degrees and one certificate, and with substantial parts of these curricula available online, the program enjoys a national and international reputation, with increasing numbers of online students.  The position of Academic Program Director is a full-time, twelve-month faculty and administrative position (non-tenure track) with an initial appointment of one year.

The Academic Program Director is responsible for the following programs:

  • Master of Science in Environmental Sciences and Policy (this degree includes four optional concentrations; available onsite in Washington, DC or online with a residency requirement)
  • Master of Science in Energy Policy and Climate (available in DC or fully online)
  • Master of Science in Geographic Information Systems (fully online)
  • Post-Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (fully online)

A newly created Master of Science in Geospatial Intelligence is in its final stages of approval and will also be a responsibility for the Academic Program Director of Environmental Programs.  In addition to teaching, responsibilities include the day-to-day operation and management of academic programming, including instruction, curriculum development, academic planning and scheduling in addition to hiring and supervising full-time, part-time, limited-time, and adjunct faculty.  Full-time and part-time faculty may include one or more Associate Program Directors and one or more Program Coordinators.  The Academic Program Director serves as the primary faculty recruiter for his or her program, and works closely with AAP’s marketing and finance teams to promote the program and to manage its budget.

Major responsibilities include the following:

  • Teaching three graduate courses
  • Curriculum oversight and development
  • Academic advising and administration
  • Program promotion, including outreach to prospective students and partners
  • Hiring and supervising of program faculty
  • Budgetary management and financial planning

Academic Program Directors report to discipline-based program chairs as well as to the Dean of the Krieger School through the Associate Dean for Advanced Academic Programs.

The ideal candidate will possess a terminal degree (Ph.D., MBA, JD, etc.) in a discipline related to the Environmental Sciences or Environmental Policy (Environmental Chemistry, Ecology, Hydrology, Earth Sciences, Geography, or Environmental Policy).  Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate significant academic experience and research in both environmental science and policy areas.  Candidates should possess experience managing online programs or at least to have taught in an online environment as well as have administrative and/or management experience (preferably in an academic setting). Ideally, the candidate should also understand and promote modern day computing practices in instructional technology, such as cloud computing and virtualization, which are a foundation of some of the programs. 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis; for best consideration please apply online before July 7, 2016.  Please apply online by clicking the "Apply Now for Free" button below and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for 3 professional references, and a recent salary history.