Johns Hopkins University Academic Communication Instructor - Summer Intensive (Washington, DC) in Washington, District Of Columbia

General summary/purpose: Summer Intensive Instructor

Purpose: To teach 2 sections of the Summer Intensive program’s Academic Communication course.

Summary: The Part-time Summer Intensive Academic Communication instructor will provide enthusiastic instruction for 2 sections of an intensive speaking and pronunciation-focused course from July 30- August 13 at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. The main objective for this course is to orient students to communication norms in the American classroom: idioms, email conventions, discussion and presentation skills. The instructor will use an established curriculum and lesson plans to create an enjoyable learning environment for newly arrived international graduate students. The instructor will participate in a required one-day orientation session on July 24. Instructors will teach two sections in the morning or afternoon. Each 18-25 student section meets 9 times for 1.5 hours per class, and a case competition will take place for all sections on the final day. There will be approximately 15-20 hours of planning/grading per section. The payment will be $2,900/section for new instructors and $3,000/section for returning instructors, plus $300 for leading three complementary sessions on portfolio development on July 30, August 7 and August 13.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Teach assigned sections of Academic Communication and lead 3 portfolio development sessions

  • Ensure students get clear and detailed feedback on their performance and participation

  • Maintain accurate attendance and records of students on Blackboard

  • Serve as a friendly and knowledgeable cultural and linguistic guide to students

  • Participate in regular communication with the Summer Intensive staff and program manager

  • Attend one-day orientation session and final case competition

  • Participate in program meetings

  • Maintain a high level of professionalism as a representative of the school

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Bachelor’s degree required. TESL/TEFL certification desirable. MA/MEd TESOL or closely related field preferred.

Experience teaching communicative speaking classes to advanced international students. Ability to lead an effective and dynamic class with skill and patience. Experience in higher education, especially in a business school, or corporate setting preferred.

Applications must be made through Interfolio and should include a Cover Letter and C.V. or Resume.

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.