Adjunct Faculty: Science of Climate Change and its Impact
Johns Hopkins University
Location: Washington, D.C.
Internal Number: A-98709-2
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 Science of Climate Change and its Impact course listed below within the Energy Policy & Climate program. The course will be offered asynchronously online during the spring 2022 semester, and it may be offered in other modalities (synchronous zoom and in-person at the Washington, DC campus) in future semesters, depending on enrollment and program needs. The instructor will be required to maintain a Blackboard site for course resources. Of particular interest are candidates who have experience teaching and engaging students from diverse backgrounds.
The Science of Climate Change and Its Impact - The course begins examining the basic processes of the climate system. The course, then, moves to the study of the changing climate. While natural changes will be studied, the emphasis will be on anthropogenic climate change. Various models for predicting future climate change will be presented, including the assumptions and uncertainties embedded in each model. The regional climate impacts and impacts on subsystems will be examined, including changes in rainfall patterns, loss of ice and changes in sea level. The possible ecological effects of these predicted changes will also be examined.
This course covers topics such as:
Fundamentals of radiation
Energy flows into and out of the Earth system
Greenhouse effect and constituents
Atmospheric dynamics and structure
Weather and climate connections
Modeling the weather climate system
Climate system feedbacks
Natural carbons cycle, fossil fuels, and energy
Human interaction with the carbon cycle
Paleo/historic climate change
Climate change impacts
A successful candidate would ideally be able to begin teaching on January 24, 2022.
A Master's degree in a relevant field, such as climatology, atmospheric science, meteorology, oceanography, physics, or earth system science.
Professional and/or scholarly experience in climate modeling, forecasting, atmospheric and/or oceanic science, or earth system science.
One year of college-level teaching experience.
A Ph.D., J.D., or other terminal degree in a relevant field, such as climatology, atmospheric science, meteorology, oceanography, physics, or earth system science.
The background to teach a wide variety of courses in the climate science, energy, and policy fields.
The position will remain open until filled. For best consideration, please apply before December 18, 2021.
Candidates must submit the following:
Cover letter (in your cover letter, please indicate for which course you are applying to teach)
Statement clarifying level of proficiency using Blackboard and/or Canvas LMS
Teaching evaluations for three most recently taught courses.
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