Teaching-Track Position at Johns Hopkins University

Teaching-Track Faculty Position in Technical Communication
Johns Hopkins University


The Professional Communication Program at Johns Hopkins University seeks candidates for a teaching-track faculty position in technical writing and professional communication. All candidates must be student-centered teachers with documented success in the classroom. Strong candidates will be able to design and teach technical communication courses within the context of a scientific, engineering, or medical discipline and to offer STEM-based journalism, ethics, or policy courses. 


This teaching load for this position is three writing and communication courses each fall and spring (a total of six courses per year). All communication courses have small enrollment caps. While the candidate’s primary responsibilities will be focused on the undergraduate curriculum, there are opportunities to develop and teach graduate level courses. Candidates may also participate in the PCP’s new Technical Communication Lab


We are looking for a long-term colleague who wants to build their career with us. This position offers employment security through a full-time, renewable, well-benefitted contract at a competitive salary. Lecturers who demonstrate meaningful contributions in teaching and service are eligible for advancement on a well-defined path of promotion where each step offers a longer-term contract and increased pay. This position also includes funding for travel/conferences and professional development.


The Professional Communication Program (PCP) is housed in The Center for Leadership Education (CLE), a vibrant, interdisciplinary center in the Whiting School of Engineering. The CLE offers a broad range of undergraduate- and graduate-level curricula in professional communication, innovation, leadership, accounting/finance, entrepreneurship, and professional development. CLE courses emphasize experience-based, active learning techniques that teach students confidence, clarity, adaptability, and self-awareness. For more information about the PCP and the CLE, please visit: https://engineering.jhu.edu/cle/academics/undergraduate-studies/professional-communication-program/



Candidates must possess an advanced degree and demonstrate capability as a teacher of writing. Candidates with advanced degrees or professional background in STEM are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates with a master’s level degree will be considered if they also bring substantial academic or professional experience in a STEM-related field. Johns Hopkins University is committed to building a diverse educational environment; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Johns Hopkins is an EEO/AA employer.


Application Instructions:  


Applicants should submit the following materials no later than January 31, 2023, to Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/118634


  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • a statement of teaching philosophy
  • sample syllabus from a recent, relevant writing/communication course


Letters of recommendation and other materials will be requested in advance of an interview. 

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