Assistant Program Director/ Senior Lecturer in Film and Media
Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
United States

Assistant Program Director / Sr. Lecturer, Film and Media

Johns Hopkins University: Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences: Advanced Academic Programs


Baltimore, MD, 21202

Open Date

Mar 17, 2022


Institution Description:  

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 has approximately 6,000 enrollments 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. 

Position Description 

The Johns Hopkins MA in Film and Media Program in the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track, 12-month faculty position as Assistant Program Director.  

The Master of Arts in Film and Media provides an in-depth curriculum designed to develop skill sets required to succeed in the film, television, and media industries. Students are exposed to the latest technology, taught the most current financial and distribution strategies, and trained in advanced narrative techniques. This innovative program brings the industry to Baltimore, as our students grow their professional network while creating a two-way bridge between the local burgeoning film scene and the industry hubs in Los Angeles, New York and abroad. The program is housed in the JHU/MICA Film Centre which is home to the game company Sparkypants Studios, The Impact Hub, The Center for Neighborhoods, and The Baltimore Jewelry Center. The Centre is in Baltimore's Station North Arts and Entertainment District.   

Internally at the Film Center, and reporting to the Program Director for the Film and Media Studies Program, the assistant director works collaboratively with faculty in the Undergraduate Program in Film and Media Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and the faculty of the MICA Filmmaking MFA program.  

Of particular interest are candidates who have experience teaching and engaging students from diverse backgrounds.  


 Faculty Responsibilities 

  • Teaching 5 graduate courses per year, including the preparation for and time spent in the classroom (online or onsite), using best practices for online teaching, engaging and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds in the learning process, responding to student questions; 

  • Program Advising, including capstone advising; 

  • Providing input on the curriculum and new course development to ensure the delivery of quality programs; 

  • Participating in course and program assessment activities 

  • Other academic duties normally performed by full-time or regular part-time faculty, such as participating on committees or in other academic service. 

Administrative Responsibilities 

  • Assisting in reviewing and approving prospect admission materials 

  • Planning onsite and/or remote events and/or seminars 

  • Mentoring and evaluating adjunct faculty in their pedagogy and professional development; 

  • Assisting the Program Director with administrative tasks; 

  • Other administrative duties as assigned. 


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field to Film and Media Studies; 

  • 3 years of online and/or graduate level teaching experience 

  • 1-3 years of professional work experience outside of academia within the Film and Media fields;  

  • The ability to teach a wide variety of courses in the Film and Media fields.  

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Terminal Degree in a field relevant to Film and Media Studies; 

  • Strong organizational skills; 

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with competing demands and multiple deadlines; 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; 

  • Experience managing a degree or certificate program 

Application Instructions

The position will remain open until filled.  

Candidates must submit the following:  

  • a cover letter 

  • curriculum vitae 

  • 3 references and their contact information 

  • Teaching evaluations for the most recent two semesters. 

The selected candidate will be expected to undergo a background check and to submit proof of educational attainment. 

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