The 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 enrolls almost 5,000 students 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 Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) division seeks non-tenure track adjunct faculty to teach the Bioremediation & Biofuels for Environmental Restoration course listed below within the Environmental Sciences & Policy program. The instructor will teach from a classroom studio location at either the Washington, DC campus or the Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD, and the students will attend the course remotely via Zoom. Of particular interest are candidates who have experience teaching and engaging students from diverse backgrounds.
Bioremediation & Biofuels for Environmental Restoration - This course presents details of environmental technologies for assessment, remediation, and restoration of contaminated sites. The course includes a brief review of environmental policy related to impacts of hazardous chemicals and endocrine blockers, but focuses on remediation technologies available for reclaiming contaminated resources and reducing health risks. It covers the application of multiple physical, chemical, and biological technologies, but emphasizes use of biological systems for the cleanup of hazardous chemicals. Students are introduced to the nature of hazardous waste, behavior of chemicals in the subsurface, biochemistry of microbial degradation and technology applications. Students also explore the use of biotechnology to maintain biodiversity, to remediate contaminated soils, and to isolate and remove substances. In keeping with the emerging "bio" technology exploration, students take a look at biofuels and their role in combating climate change on a global-scale and their role in restoration of degraded land on a local-scale. Students in this class learn to select appropriate technologies, design a monitoring program for assessing the applicability of bioremediation techniques, develop biological conceptual models for natural attenuation, and understand the key principles for design.
This course covers topics such as:
Environmental policy associated with contaminated sites
Assessment of contaminated sites
Biological systems for remediation and cleanup
Biofuel use in restoration
A successful candidate would ideally be able to begin teaching on January 25, 2021.
An advanced degree in a relevant field, such as environmental science, environmental engineering, biotechnology, environmental policy, or sustainability with a master's degree at minimum
Relevant experience in bioremediation, grey biotechnology, biofuels, environmental restoration, and/or related environmental fields
One year of college-level online teaching experience.
A Ph.D. in a relevant field, such as environmental science, environmental engineering, environmental policy, or sustainability
The background to teach a wide variety of courses in the environmental science and policy fields.
The position will remain open until filled. For best consideration, please apply before Jan 11, 2021.
Candidates must submit the following:
Cover letter (in your cover letter, please indicate for which course you are applying to teach)
Teaching evaluations for three 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.
Internal Number: A-78501-2
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