Program Coordinator, MA in Science Writing Program
Johns Hopkins University
September 7, 2018
Johns Hopkins University: Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
Advanced Academic Programs
Program Coordinator - MA in Science Writing Program
The MA in Science Writing program in the Advanced Academic Programs at the Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a part-time, non-tenure-track, 12-month faculty position as Program Coordinator. The program has approximately 100 students. The Program Coordinator will report to the Academic Program Assistant Director and will possess the following instructional and administrative responsibilities:
teach 3graduate courses, including required and core courses, throughout the academic year (Fall, Spring, and Summer terms);
advise current students;
sit on thesis committees and serve as a thesis advisor;
help identify potential adjunct faculty members;
support program promotion activities, including outreach to prospective students and partners through open houses, recruitment events, conferences, and materials development;
assist with alumni relations;
assist with program events, including thesis readings, faculty and alumni readings, and Science Writers Speaker Series;
respond to inquiries from prospective students and others;
participate in admissions committees;
coordinate with staff in student and faculty services, marketing, finance, and enrollment-services departments.
The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree or certificate in science writing, journalism, or a scientific field, and professional experience covering health, science, or technology for news, communications, or literary outlets. Additional qualifications in teaching writing, particularly at the graduate level, would be an asset, as would having experience teaching and developing online courses in Blackboard. Also especially welcome is digital media expertise (podcast production, video scriptwriting, data visualization, etc.).
We are actively seeking to expand the diversity of our faculty.
The position will remain open until filled; however, for best consideration, please apply by October 15, 2018. Interested parties must apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/54314 and submit the following (a) cover letter, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) 3 to 4 writing samples, and (c) the names and contact information for 3 professional references.
Internal Number: A-54314-3
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