Adjunct Faculty (Environmental Science and Policy Program)

Johns Hopkins University

Washington, DC, US


The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) unit of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences seeks adjunct faculty to teach in the areas of ocean sustainability and policy.  Positions are available for both classroom and online instructors. 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 located in the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. regions and throughout the United States and abroad.

The Advanced Academic Programs division provides high-quality master’s degrees and post-baccalaureate education to students in the mid-Atlantic region and online.  AAP currently offers master’s degrees and graduate certificate programs for graduate students at its Washington, DC Center as well as in Montgomery County and Baltimore, MD, and online.  AAP enrolls more than 3000 part-time graduate students and is looking to aggressively grow its programs.

We invite applications to fill an opening for a non-tenure-track, adjunct teaching position.  The adjunct faculty will teach one or more courses per year in the following topics in either an onsite, online or combined format.

The following fields are preferred:

Ocean Sustainability

This course is a solutions-based conservation course focusing on key issues in the marine environment such as fisheries management, destruction of marine habitats, plastic pollution, ocean acidification and coral bleaching, and the impacts of marine engineering, ship traffic, and ocean drilling.  Conservation of mangroves, reefs, and other threatened environments will be discussed as well as sustainable solutions and policies to address these issues.


The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree in a relevant field, with a master’s degree being a minimum, but a Ph.D. preferred. Teaching experience, especially online and with professional students, and work experience within the relevant science fields are also desired.  A successful candidate would ideally be able to begin teaching in May 2019. College-level teaching experience is required and a proven record of effective online teaching and familiarity with Blackboard (or a similar learning management system) are strong advantages.  The applicant should also have the background to teach a wide variety of courses in the greater environment and sustainability science/policy fields.

Application Instructions

The position will remain open until filled; however, for best consideration please apply by December 15, 2018.  Submit the following: (a) a cover letter; (b) curriculum vitae; (c) list of 3 references with names, titles, institutions, email addresses, and telephone numbers, and (d) end-of-semester student evaluations for any two courses taught recently. The selected candidate will be expected to undergo a background check and to submit proof of educational attainment.