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 and at the Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD. AAP has approximately 18,000 enrollments 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 Center for Biotechnology Education within AAP seeks non-tenure track adjunct faculty to teach the Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Advanced Cell Biology, Cellular Signal Transduction graduate-level courses listed below. The instructor will teach online and/or on the Homewood campus. Of particular interest are candidates who have experience teaching and engaging students from diverse backgrounds.
Biochemistry - 410.601
This course explores the essential roles of key biological molecules: proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. It provides a systematic and methodical application of general and organic chemistry principles, particularly as applied to protein biochemistry. Students examine the structure, function, and regulation of a wide variety of proteins, and also the techniques and laboratory methods used to purify and characterize proteins. Enzyme mechanisms, kinetics and inhibition are covered in detail. Major pathways for carbohydrate metabolism are examined from thermodynamic and regulatory perspectives. This course illuminates the links between the disciplines of chemistry and biology.
Molecular Biology - 410.602
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the key concepts in molecular biology. Topics to be covered include nucleic acid structure and function, DNA replication, transcription, translation, chromosome structure, and the remodeling and regulation of gene expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Extended topics to be covered include methods in recombinant DNA technology, microarrays, and microRNA.
Advanced Cell Biology - 410.603
This course covers cell organization and subcellular structure. Students examine the evolution of the cell, chromosome, and plasma membrane structures and behaviors, as well as the mechanics of cell division, sites of macromolecular synthesis and processing, transport across cell membranes, cell dynamics, organelle biogenesis, and cell specialization. Students are also introduced to the experimental techniques used in cell biology to study cell growth, manipulation, and evaluation.
Cellular Signal Transduction - 410.604
This course is a continuation of 410.603 Advanced Cell Biology and further explores cell organization and subcellular structure. Students examine cell-to-cell signaling that involves hormones and receptors, signal transduction pathways, second messenger molecules, cell adhesion, extracellular matrix, cell cycle, programmed cell death, methylation of DNA, modification of chromatin structure, and mechanisms of the cell. The roles that defects in signal transduction pathways play in the development of cancer and other disease states will be stressed.
Minimum Qualifications:A successful candidate would ideally be able to begin teaching in Fall 2022.
A Master's degree in the Biological Sciences or in a relevant field.
Professional and/or scholarly experience in Biotechnology or the listed courses.
One year of college-level teaching experience.
A Ph.D. or terminal degree in the Biological Sciences or in a relevant field.
The background to teach a wide variety of courses in Biotechnology.
The ability to teach both on campus and online courses.
Two or more years of graduate-level teaching experience.
Experience in curriculum development and implementation.
The position will remain open until filled.
Candidates must submit the following:
Cover letter (in your cover letter, please indicate which course you are applying to teach for)
Teaching evaluations for two most recently taught courses.
References upon request.
The selected candidate will be expected to undergo a background check and to submit proof of educational attainment.
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