Johns Hopkins University
Advanced Academic Programs
Adjunct Faculty: Bioinformatics (Introduction to Bioinformatics, Practical Computer Concepts for Bioinformatics, Metagenomics)
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 18,000 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.
The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) division seeks non-tenure track adjunct faculty to teach the Introduction to Bioinformatics, Practical Computer Concepts for Bioinformatics, Metagenomics courses listed below within the Center for Biotechnology Education. The instructor will teach online and possibly on the Homewood campus. Of particular interest are candidates who have experience teaching and engaging students from diverse backgrounds
Introduction to Bioinformatics – 410.633
This course explores the theory and practice of biological database searching and analysis. In particular, students are introduced to integrated systems where a variety of data sources are connected through internet access. Information retrieval and interpretation are discussed, and many practical examples in a computer laboratory setting enable students to improve their data mining skills. Methods included in the course are searching the biomedical literature, sequence homology searching and multiple alignment, phylogeny, gene prediction, protein sequence motif analysis and secondary structure prediction, and several genome browsing methods. Introductory analysis using the R programming language is introduced. Computer access is required. Prerequisites: 410.601 Biochemistry. Corequisite: 410.602 Molecular Biology. SCIs: 410.601 Biochemistry, 410.602 Molecular Biology. SCI
Practical Computer Concepts for Bioinformatics – 410.634
This course introduces students with a background in the life sciences to the basic computing concepts of the UNIX operating system, relational databases, structured programming, object-oriented programming, and the Internet. Included is an introduction to SQL and the Python scripting language. The course emphasizes relevance to molecular biology and bioinformatics. It is intended for students with no computer programming background but with a solid knowledge of molecular biology. Prerequisites: 410.601 Biochemistry, 410.602 Molecular Biology. SCI
Practical Introduction to Metagenomics – 410.734
The emerging field of metagenomics allows for the study of entire communities of microorganisms at once, with far-reaching applications in a wide array of fields, such as medicine, agriculture, and bioremediation. Students will learn the principles of metagenomics through the exploration of published project data and guided readings of recent literature. Using data from the Human Microbiome Project, students will explore practical analysis tasks, including sequence assembly, gene prediction and annotation, metabolic reconstruction, taxonomic community profiling, and more. Prerequisites: 410.601 Biochemistry, 410.602 Molecular Biology, 410.633 Introduction to Bioinformatics, 410.634 Practical Computer Concepts for Bioinformatics. SCI
Minimum Qualifications: A successful candidate would ideally be able to begin teaching on August 30, 2021.
+ A Master’s degree in the Biological Sciences or in a relevant field.
+ Professional and/or scholarly experience in Biotechnology or the listed courses
+ One year of college-level teaching experience
+ A Ph.D. or terminal degree in the Biological Sciences or in a relevant field
+ The background to teach a wide variety of courses in Biotechnology
+ The ability to teach both on campus and online courses
The position will remain open until filled.
Candidates must submit the following:
+ Cover letter (in your cover letter, please indicate which course you are applying to teach for)
+ Curriculum vitae
+ Teaching evaluations for two 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.
Job Type: Part Time Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.
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