Interim Program Director in Film and Media
Johns Hopkins University
United States

Interim Program Director: MA in Film & Media Program

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 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. 

Position Description 

The Johns Hopkins MA in Film and Media Program in the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences seeks a full-time, non-tenure-track, faculty position as Interim 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. The program is housed in the JHU/MICA Film Centre located in Baltimore's Station North Arts and Entertainment District. 

Internally at the Film Center, the director works collaboratively with the director of the Undergraduate Program in Film and Media Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and the director of the MICA Filmmaking MFA program.  The position reports to the Associate Dean of Advanced Academic Program in the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, with assistance in curricular oversight from a program chair.  


The director will have the following program teaching and administrative responsibilities: 

  • Teaching on site at the Film Center in Baltimore;   

  • Engaging and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds in the learning process, responding to student questions; 

  • Advising students in the Film and Media program; 

  • Ensuring the delivery of the program and courses during the search for a new Program Director; 

  • Overseeing adjunct instructors; 

  • Reviewing applications and making admission decisions; 

  • Supervising an Assistant Program Director (currently vacant); 


Minimum Qualifications: 

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

  • 3-5 or more years of higher education teaching experience online and/or at the graduate level; 

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

  • Demonstrated track record of excellence in teaching and innovation in curriculum design 

  • 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 

  • References and their contact information 

  • Teaching evaluations  

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

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