Lecturer in Biotechnology
Johns Hopkins University
United States


Lecturer  in Biotechnology

Requisition #: A-130099-3

Status: Full Time

Type: Faculty

School: Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Department/Program: Advanced Academic Programs

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD

Location Zip Code: 21218

Closing Date: Open until filled

General Description

Institution Description:
The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) is a division of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). As the nation's oldest and one of the most prestigious research universities, Johns Hopkins offers high-quality graduate and post-baccalaureate education to students in the mid-Atlantic region and online. AAP has approximately 18,000 enrollments each academic year and offers master's degrees and graduate certificate programs at its Washington, DC, and Homewood (Baltimore) campuses. JHU is committed to hiring candidates who, through their teaching and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Position Description:
The Center for Biotechnology Education (CBE) housed within the Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) seeks a Program Coordinator to teach in the Biotechnology program and manage regular operations of the Center's teaching laboratory. Of particular interest are candidates who have experience teaching and engaging students from diverse backgrounds. The Program Coordinator is a full-time, non-tenure-track, 12-month renewable faculty position with the academic title of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer. The Program Coordinator will have significant interaction/collaboration with all members (Center Director, Program Directors, Assistant/Associate Directors, Program Coordinators, and instructors) of the Center and will report to the Center Director, and to the Associate Dean for AAP.  Candidates must be able to be on location at the Homewood campus several days a week as the position requires being physically present in the Center's teaching laboratory. This position requires knowledge of science laboratory instruction, as well as excellent communication and administrative skills to plan laboratory activities, maintain current materials, schedule coverage, problem-solve and coordinate the day-to-day operations of the teaching laboratory. Working conditions include potential exposure to body fluids, disease organisms, and hazardous materials. The Program Coordinator will have the following faculty and administrative responsibilities:

 Faculty Responsibilities:

  • Teaching four graduate courses (two being laboratory courses) per year, including the preparation for and time spent in the classroom (online and onsite), using best practices for science teaching, online student engagement, mentoring students from diverse backgrounds in the learning process, and responding to student questions.
  • Coordinating activities in the teaching laboratory, including procuring materials, services, and facilities necessary for science instruction.
  • Advising students in Biotechnology programs, including thesis, capstone, or independent research advising [where appropriate].
  • Providing input on the curriculum and new course development, especially laboratory courses and/or workshops, to ensure the delivery of quality programs.
  • Other academic duties normally performed by full-time or regular part-time faculty, such as participating on committees or in other academic service.

 Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Center's teaching laboratory, by but not limited to the following:
    • Maintaining laboratory supplies and records of purchases
    • Preparing media, materials, and cultures in support of laboratory classes
    • Maintaining bacterial and mammalian cell culture stocks
    • Coordinating with laboratory class faculty
    • Ensuring all equipment is in good working order
    • Ensuring compliance with all regulations to provide safe operation
    • Communicating with sales representatives and Hopkins staff (Core/supply store)
  • Participate in adjunct faculty hiring and development
  • Assisting in the admission process, including reviewing and approving applicants
  • Assist in the planning of onsite and/or remote events and/or seminars
  • Other administrative duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in a life science field with related graduate research experience
  • One to two years of science laboratory teaching experience
  • One to two years of teaching experience online and/or at the graduate level
  • The ability to teach a wide variety of courses in the biotechnology field

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in a life science field with related graduate research experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, and/or cell culture methods
  • Three or more years of science laboratory teaching experience
  • Three or more years of teaching experience online and/or at the graduate level
  • Three or more years of work experience in the life science and/or biotechnology field
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with competing demands and multiple deadlines
  • Experience managing a laboratory
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Application Instructions

The position will remain open until filled. Candidates must submit the following:

  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching evaluations for the most recent two semesters.

The selected candidate will be expected to undergo a background check, provide three references and submit official transcripts for each degree awarded.

To apply for this position, visit: apply.interfolio.com/130099

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

  • During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.
  • The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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