POSITION: Adjunct Faculty, Intelligence Analysis Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Advanced Academic Programs
INSTITUTION: Johns Hopkins University
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 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. Our website, advanced.jhu.edu provides more information.
Position Description: The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) division seeks non-tenure track adjunct faculty to teach several courses within the MS in Intelligence Analysis program. The course(s) will be taught fully online beginning in Summer 2023 and beyond. Candidates with online course development and teaching experience and those with experience teaching and engaging students from diverse backgrounds are of particular interest. We are looking for faculty who can teach one or more of the following courses:
473.600 the Art and Practice of Intelligence This course introduces students to the field of intelligence, particularly as practiced in the United States. After a brief overview of the historical foundations of modern intelligence, it discusses how intelligence is conducted including collection, analysis, counterintelligence, covert action, and oversight. It also discusses intelligence ethics, as well as the disruptive influences of September 11, new technologies, and emerging social trends.
473.602 Intelligence Analysis Intelligence analysis is fundamentally about understanding and communicating to decision makers what is known, not known, and surmised, as it can best be determined. Students will read seminal texts on intelligence analysis, discuss the complex cognitive, psychological, organizational, ethical, and legal issues surrounding intelligence analysis now and, in the past, and apply analytic methodologies to real-world problems.
473.604 Advanced Critical Thinking and Analysis Critical thinking involves the methods and principles of correct reasoning and argumentation. Students will apply a combination of logic, critical thinking skills, and structured analytical techniques to identify biases, promote self-reflective reasoning, and improve the quality of intelligence analysis. Using a selection of empirical case studies and operational exemplars, students will conduct a comparative assessment of analytical outcomes based on the application of course learnings versus outcomes derived in their absence.
473.607 Intelligence Ethics This course will address the ethical dilemmas and issues that challenge intelligence and government decision makers in an increasingly complex operational and technological environment. We will examine basic moral, ethical and privacy considerations at several key points in intelligence operations from collection to covert action. The course will analyze the evolving nature of privacy concerns worldwide, with an emphasis on the balance between individual rights and national security. Students will examine the policy implications inherent in seeking to address these tensions.
473.606 Legal Issues in Intelligence This class will examine the interplay between the laws and the practices and policies of the United States' Intelligence Community and national security system, both foreign and domestic. While discussion of the history of intelligence activities and laws dating from the origins of our colonial days will necessarily shape the framework of the class, the focus shall particularly be on current debates and challenges faced by the United States in the 21st Century.
473.800 Research Seminar This course will introduce a variety of research, analytical, and statistical methods intended to provide a basis for designing a research project, including an introduction to quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method research design. Within the context of the course, students will complete foundational work for the capstone project, including identifying and accessing relevant primary and secondary source data, surveying and evaluating the literature, and framing a research question based on the intersection of empirical studies and organizational needs. Attention will be given to the unique restrictions placed on research design and publication within the intelligence community.
473.801 Capstone: Current Issues in Intelligence In this culminating course, students complete an independent, faculty-approved project that will address a substantive or methodological challenge in intelligence analysis. A successful capstone will include research that provides evidence of the student's mastery of the theoretical knowledge and analytical skills central to the degree's learning outcomes. The capstone provides an opportunity to apply the skills acquired throughout the program to a key challenge facing their organization or community. Students will conduct a literature review, select a research method appropriate to their study, analyze data using qualitative or quantitative methods in their capstone project, and propose and defend their findings.
An advanced degree in any relevant field, with a master's degree at minimum.
At least five years of professional work experience within the intelligence field.
A terminal degree in international relations, global security studies, political science, history, or in a relevant field related to intelligence.
A scholar-practitioner background and publications in the field.
1-3 years of graduate level teaching experience.
Leadership experience within the US Intelligence Community.
Online teaching experience.
Experience in developing graduate courses.
The background to teach a wide variety of courses in an intelligence analysis program.
Strong interest in advising graduate students interested in an intelligence career.
The position will remain open until filled. For best consideration, please apply by April 1 2023.
Candidates must submit the following:
Cover letter should indicate the course or courses you're interested in teaching plus your experience with online learning management systems (i.e., Canvas)
Teaching evaluations for two most recently taught courses
Transcript from highest degree earned
The selected candidate will undergo a background check and provide three references.
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