Program Director, Financial Economics

Johns Hopkins University
Washington, DC
May 19, 2022
May 28, 2022
Full Time
POSITION: Program Director, Financial Economics Krieger School of Arts & Sciences Advanced Academic Programs REPORTS TO: Veronica Donahue, PhD Associate Dean for Graduate & Professional Programs Krieger School of Arts & Sciences INSTITUTION: Johns Hopkins University LOCATION: Washington, DC 20036 The Johns Hopkins University invites nominations and applications for the position of Program Director for the Master of Science in Financial Economics, a new degree offering, within the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences' Advanced Academic Programs Division. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs, the Program Director will create and sustain the excellence of the program, will foster and lead ongoing innovation in the curriculum, and will pursue efficiency and excellence in support of the program's faculty and students. JHU is committed to hiring candidates who, through their teaching and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Advanced Academic Programs 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 its most prestigious research universities, Johns Hopkins offers high-quality master's degrees and post-baccalaureate education to students online, at its Washington, DC Center,?and at the Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD.? AAP enrolls almost 6,000 students each academic year in over 45-degree programs.? AAP was started in 1992 to provide students with the opportunity to obtain a master's degree in a professional and part-time graduate program at the Johns Hopkins University. Over the course of nearly 30 years, AAP has worked diligently to add new degree programs that fit within the academic structure of the School of Arts and Sciences and satisfy the demands of the marketplace. AAP distinguishes itself through its intensive instructional assistance, selective admissions, and 50 dedicated full-time faculty. Tenured Krieger School faculty members serve as Program Chairs within AAP and work together in the Council of Program Chairs, an academic governance body. Through years of serving the graduate education needs of professionals and industry human capital demand, AAP saw value in establishing the new degree, the MS in Financial Economics this year. AAP's website, , provides additional information. The Position In both academic and administrative leadership roles, the Program Director oversees the curriculum, students, and faculty.? The Program Director will work closely with the MS in Applied Economics Program Director and the full-time and adjunct economics faculty to implement and manage the new program. The MSAE enrolls 546 students, with roughly 300 online and 245 on-ground. The MSFE and MSAE Program Directors will collaborate to lead and work with the economics faculty on the development and oversight of new initiatives in the credit and non-credit environments. The Program Director is a full-time, non-tenure-track, 12-month renewable faculty position located in Washington, DC, with the academic title of Senior Lecturer.? The Program Director reports directly to the Associate Dean for Graduate & Professional Education, who leads the Advanced Academic Programs and reports to the Dean of the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences.? The Program director consults with the Program Chair for Financial Economics and Applied Economics. The Program?Director will have the following faculty and administrative responsibilities: Faculty Responsibilities+ Teaching 3 graduate courses per year, including preparation and time spent in the classroom (online or onsite), using best practices for teaching, engaging and mentoring students from diverse backgrounds in the learning process, and responding to student questions+ Advising students+ Providing innovative leadership for curriculum design and new course development to ensure the growth and delivery of quality programs+ Other academic duties normally performed by full-time or regular part-time faculty, such as participating on committees, attending academic events, or contributing to other academic service. Administrative Responsibilities+ Overseeing full-time and adjunct faculty hiring, development,?and evaluation; making personnel decisions in consultation with the Program Chair and KSAS Dean or designee+ Overseeing a small operational budget for the MS in Financial Economics+ Overseeing program admissions processes, including reviewing and approving prospective students' admissions materials+ Coordinating with staff in student and faculty services, online education, marketing, finance, and enrollment services departments on operational issues related to program administration The Program Director role is critical to maintaining the overall high quality of the new program. The Program Director must be entrepreneurial, energetic, collaborative, and inclusive. They will bring passion for education and its power to change lives, especially for part-time and non-residential students, combined with the business acumen necessary to lead a successful professional-education enterprise. A track record of building successful in-person and online education programs, as well as skills in instructional design, content development, and instructional technology, are important, as is experience with delivering an excellent student experience. Candidates who have experience teaching and engaging students from diverse backgrounds are of particular interest. To be considered, candidates should meet a set of minimum qualifications and ideally meet several additional preferred qualifications. Minimum Qualifications:+ Ph.D. in Economics or Finance with a specialization in Financial Economics preferred.+ Five-plus years of higher education teaching experience online and/or at the graduate level+ The ability to teach a variety of courses in financial economics+ Demonstrated track record of excellence in teaching and innovation in curriculum design+ Strong organizational skills+ The ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with competing demands and multiple deadlines+ Excellent oral and written communication skills Preferred Qualifications:+ Five or more years of higher education teaching experience online and/or at the graduate level+ Three to five years of related professional work experience outside of academia+ Experience managing a degree or certificate program Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following:+ Cover letter that contains a program vision statement+ CV+ Teaching evaluations from the two most recent semesters The selected candidate will be expected to undergo a background check and to submit proof of educational attainment. Job Type: Full 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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