The Whiting School of Engineering (WSE) at Johns Hopkins University is seeking a visionary and innovative faculty member, with excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills to serve as the Director/Associate Director for Undergraduate Faculty Mentoring. This is a career-oriented, renewable appointment with both administrative and teaching responsibilities. Johns Hopkins University has a well-established non-tenure track career path for full-time teaching faculty culminating in the rank of Teaching Professor. The successful candidate will be appointed at the Director or Associate Director and Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, or Associate Teaching Professor rank depending upon their level of prior experience.
The successful candidate will assume this role at an exciting time as the WSE Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs is reimagining undergraduate academic advising, faculty mentoring, and professional academic advisor career development. The Director/Associate Director for Undergraduate Faculty Mentoring will report to the Vice Dean for Undergraduate Education and work closely with the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Academic Advising to develop and implement all strategies and programming to mobilize and engage a pool of high-quality, well-prepared, diverse faculty mentors. Demonstrated experience with faculty engagement, program design and program assessment are highly desired. This faculty member will be appointed in the academic departments or centers most closely aligned with their academic background and will teach in these academic programs. Teaching faculty members are also encouraged to engage in departmental and university service and may have advising responsibilities. Applicants for the position must have a Ph.D. in an engineering discipline, computer science, or a closely related field, demonstrated excellence in and commitment to teaching and mentoring, and excellent communication skills.
The Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, located on the beautiful Homewood campus in north Baltimore, Maryland, supports the WSE mission to prepare undergraduates to be 21st century leaders by providing an outstanding engineering education and enabling undergraduates to participate fully in the research and translational activities of the school.
The Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Johns Hopkins University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students and actively encourages applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research, teaching and clinical missions. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.
Essential Job Functions:
Develop and implement all strategies that will mobilize and engage a pool of high-quality, well-prepared, diverse faculty mentors
Identify learning outcomes for faculty mentors and students
Design curriculum and execute orientation and training for all first year, and upper division faculty mentors
Facilitate and train first year and upper division faculty mentors
Assess and build mentor skills and capabilities required to meet organizational goals; work to connect mentors with additional training resources as needed
Provide training and implementation support on building inclusive climates that honor the culture, experiences, and humanity of students, faculty, and community
Conduct ongoing evaluations and assessments to ensure effectiveness of programs and services and recommend/implement modifications as necessary to effect continual improvements.
Enthusiasm for working with high achieving, socially and culturally diverse student populations
Demonstrated experience in assessment
Excellent organization and time management skills
Effective project management skills
Ability to work independently as well as the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
Knowledge of co-curricular academic experiences necessary for a comprehensive undergraduate experience
Ability to interact productively with faculty, administrators, students, and other academic and administrative departments
Understanding of student development theory and current academic advising practices
Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to all levels of the organization and work in a team environment.
Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing
Ph.D. in an engineering discipline, computer science, or a closely related field required
5 or more years of experience in higher education, preferably with both academic advising and teaching experience
Strong multicultural competency
Demonstrated experience in program development, staff development, and program assessment
Applications should include a cover letter and CV. All application material should be submitted online via Interfolio. Review of applications will begin May 6th, and will continue until the position is filled.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.