Adjunct Professor, Nonprofits and Nonprofit Management
Johns Hopkins University
September 20, 2018
The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) unit of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences seeks an Adjunct Professor to teach an online course on 470.728 - Fundamentals of Nonprofits and Nonprofit Management for the graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management. This course is one of the six required courses of the certificate. 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.
A description of the course is as follows: In the United States, the flourishing of nonprofit initiative is intertwined with our country's legal and tax systems, the needs of the nation in wartime, interest groups addressing social and economic inequities, the federal role in social service delivery and foreign aid, rising wealth, and perceived threats to internal security. Successful nonprofits today must have strong management systems in place in order to assure quality programs for service and impact. These systems include management of finances, human resources, information technology, marketing, performance measures and other aspects of operations. The course will help the student understand the current thinking regarding "best practices" in managing and improving nonprofit organizations and appreciate the interplay of environmental and organizational factors that influence managerial decision-making. Throughout the course, there will be a comparative perspective that looks at the scope and status of nongovernmental organizations in other countries and the influences on those organizations by their own governments, foreign aid and international philanthropy. Many of the principles recommended as "best practice" can be applied to nongovernmental organizations in other countries as well.
We invite applications to fill a summer teaching position (20 hours per week), non-tenure track, 4-month teaching position. The Certificate program is fully online. The adjunct professor will report to the Director of the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies. The Adjunct Professor will have the following instructional and administrative responsibilities: Â
Teach 1 graduate course (possibly two sections in total) online using BlackBoard;
Personalize the graduate course through BlackBoard;
Learn online tools such as Voicethread, Panopto and Adobe Connect;
Grade assignments and provide regular feedback to students on the online discussion threads and in the grade center;
Answer student inquiries via email within 24 - 48 hours;
Complete other administrative duties associated with teaching as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a master's degree in management, non-profit management, or a relevant area of social science and at least 5 years of leadership experience in a nonprofit organization. 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 ideal candidate needs to be knowledgeable of the dynamic and evolving nature of nonprofit management and the broader area of social services delivery. An ability to commence work immediately is a plus. The initial appointment is for one summer semester with the potential for renewal of adjunct contract depending on teaching demand.
Please submit the following: (a) cover letter; (b) curriculum vitae; (c) list of 2 references with names, titles, institutions, email addresses, and telephone numbers; and (d) any end-of-semester student evaluations for any previous courses taught. Candidates may apply online only by clicking the
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