The graduate programs in Communication the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track, 12-month faculty position as Academic Program Director. The director will oversee the following programs: the Master of Arts (MA) in Communication, dual MA in Communication/Master of Business Administration, combined MA in Communication/Certificate in Nonprofit Management, and Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Applied Research in Communication. We are seeking a candidate with ideas and a vision to lead a dynamic, innovative communications program that meets the evolving needs of learners and employers.
The graduate Communication programs have approximately 300-400 students. The Academic Program Director reports to the Associate Dean of the Advanced Academic Programs, with assistance in curricular oversight from a program chair. The director will have the following teaching and program administrative responsibilities:
Manage instructional and operational budgets.
Help plan for and track enrollments each semester.
Innovate and/or differentiate the program curriculum.
Support the development and evaluation of online and on-ground courses, particularly to ensure that they fit with the program’s curriculum and meet the needs of learners.
Schedule courses and workshops throughout a full calendar year.
Identify, train, monitor, coach, and evaluate full-time and adjunct faculty members.
Teach a minimum of 3 graduate courses, including pre-requisite, required, and core courses, online or on-ground throughout a full calendar year, including the summer.
Sit on thesis and admissions committees.
Advise current students.
Collaborate on program marketing and outreach activities (e.g., open houses, recruitment fairs, materials development, orientation).
Respond to inquiries from prospective students and others.
Manage supplies needed for teaching, such as textbook or software.
Attend monthly Program Director meetings.
Service to the School/University (e.g. committees, open houses, commencement, etc.).
Coordinate with staff in student and faculty services, online education, marketing, finance, and enrollment services departments on operational issues.
Complete other duties as assigned.
Supervise staff of two full time faculty, including the Assistant Program Director and Program Coordinator.
The ideal candidate will have the following:
PhD or professional doctorate in Communication or another related field.
Experience overseeing both full and part-time academic staff.
Knowledge of and experience in online teaching and learning.
Experience conducting primary or secondary research involving either qualitative or quantitative methods, with a record of peer-reviewed publications on learning pedagogy a plus.
Understanding of students as adult learners who are seeking to change or advance their careers.
Excellent communication skills.
A customer service orientation toward students, with the ability to handle difficult situations and bring quick, satisfactory resolutions.
Strong leadership and organizational skills.
Proven ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with competing demands and multiple deadlines.
Comfort with operating in a decentralized culture, while managing staff in order to maximize productivity.
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