There a many opportunities to gain teaching experience both here at Johns Hopkins and at our partner colleges and universities in our surrounding area. A few international and online teaching opportunities are also available. Positions vary in terms of responsibilities, time commitment and whether or not compensation is offered.
If you have never taught before you may wish to consider a mentored teaching opportunity where you work with a faculty to help teach a portion of their course or propose to teach a short course during intersession. Another great option for first time or relatively new teachers is to teach a 1-credit course through the HEART or SOUL programs. If you aim to obtain a career with teaching responsibilities, consider teaching a 3-credit course here at JHU or through our Collaborative Teaching Fellows Program. Please see below for information on these opportunties and more!
Need help deciding which is the best option for you? Email email@example.com with your questions or to set up a consultation.
If you are in a visa status sponsored by JHU, you must contact the Office of International Services (firstname.lastname@example.org) to determine your eligibility to engage in paid teaching activities. Failure to do so could result in a violation of your visa status.
Post-doctoral fellows that are employed at a rate of 100% FTE (Full Time Equivalent) for their research/appointment must be pre-approved before any additional work (e.g. a paid teaching opportunity) is undertaken. Please work with your department or center Administrator who will work with the Office of the Dean on the necessary approval, before you accept a paid teaching opportunity.
Please understand that these policies are not to limit our support of your professional development but to protect you from being in violation of possible visa and/or funding restrictions. Both the Office of International Services and your department or center Administrator will be able to review your specific case and make recommendations based on your eligibility.
- Blast Courses in the Humanities
(Open to: Homewood graduate students across the humanities and humanistic social sciences )
- Collaborative Teaching Fellows Program
(Open to: All JHU and University of Maryland, Baltimore Graduate Students and Post-doctoral Fellows)
- Dean’s Teaching Fellowship
(Open to: Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Students)
- Gordis Teaching Fellowships
(Open to: Bloomberg School of Public Health Doctoral Students)
- Hopkins Engineering Applications & Research Tutorials (HEART) Program
(Open to: All JHU Graduate Students and Post-doctoral Fellows (with relevant subject matter expertise))
- Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
(Open to: All JHU Graduate Students, Post-doctoral Fellows, Faculty and Staff)
- Special Opportunities for Undergraduate Learning (SOUL) Courses
(Open to: All JHU Graduate Students, Post-doctoral Fellows, Faculty and Staff (with relevant subject matter expertise))
- Summer & Intersession Sessions
(Open to: All JHU Graduate Students, Post-doctoral Fellows, Faculty and Staff)
- Teaching Apprenticeships
(Open to: All JHU Graduate Students and Post-doctoral Fellows)
- Add a Teaching Opportunity
Blast Courses in the Humanities
All instructors will be compensated. Current grad students across Homewood are welcome to apply, as are recent graduates (who defended in AY 2021-22). Returning instructors are welcome to propose new courses. The program will run for the five weeks beginning July 11th through Aug. 8th, 2022.
Feel free to email email@example.com with any questions!
The deadline for proposals is Friday, April 1st. Approved instructors will be notified by mid-April.
Click here to review Blast Courses homepage
Collaborative Teaching Fellows Program
The Collaborative Teaching Fellows program aims to give Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at Johns Hopkins a hands-on teaching experience with mentorship and coaching from exemplary undergraduate teaching faculty at local partner institutions such as Towson, Loyola, Goucher, Notre Dame of MD, Stevenson and Morgan State.
Dean’s Teaching Fellowship
The Dean’s Teaching Fellowship (DTF) of the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences is designed to foster innovation in the undergraduate curriculum, to give advanced graduate students experience teaching their own undergraduate courses, and to provide funding for graduate research. This prestigious fellowship provides graduate students an opportunity to grow both as educators and scholars by allowing them to propose, design and offer an undergraduate seminar course.
Eligibility: Open to KSAS graduate students only. Must be in residence for the academic year during which you teach and have achieved ABD (all but dissertation) status before teaching.
Application period: Early September - Early October (exact dates vary) for courses taught in the following academic year.
Note: Many departments have their own internal deadlines 1-2 weeks earlier (mid to late September)
We recommend you begin to work on your application in July/early August. If you would like help with your DTF course proposal, please contact Allon Brann (firstname.lastname@example.org) the Teaching Academy’s Teacher Support Specialist. Allon and the Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation’ staff will also be available to help with any of your teaching needs once your course is approved.
Gordis Teaching Fellowships
Through support from the Deans of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Gordis Teaching Fellowship program supports up to 10 fellows per year to teach small, seminar-style courses in the Undergraduate Program in Public Health Studies. Gordis Fellows will receive $8,000 per course. Fellows may not co-teach a course with another student.
Eligibility: All JHSPH doctoral students are eligible to apply.
The application for the Gordis Teaching Fellowship typically opens in April or May of each year. Visit this url for more information and to apply. (Note: this site functions only during the application period.) Here is an example of the application form from previous years for planning purposes only.
For questions related to the Gordis Fellowship program, contact Caroline Barry, email@example.com
Hopkins Engineering Applications & Research Tutorials (HEART) Program
The Hopkins Engineering Applications & Research Tutorials (HEART) program provides undergraduate students a window into cutting-edge engineering research and its applications to society. These small classes are taught in the fall by advanced graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Students are introduced to cutting-edge engineering research and learn how that research impacts society.
Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
The world leader in gifted education since 1979, Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) is a nonprofit dedicated to identifying and developing the talents of academically advanced pre-college students around the world. CTY serves bright learners and their families through research, advocacy, and counseling, as well as through their signature gifted and talented summer, online, international, and family programs.
Teaching with CTY offers a substantive range of benefits for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who are interested in teaching (at any level)—specifically, opportunities to:
- Work directly with students who are passionate about the subject (having chosen to spend 2-3 weeks studying it for the better part of every day), are free from the pressure of grades, and who are typically much more inquisitive that first-year university students
- Supervise a TA
- Hone curriculum and pedagogy that can often later be modified for a university environment
- Work and live in a rich, intensive learning environment with other committed instructors and TAs; cross-pollination of teaching ideas is a tremendous and lasting part of the CTY teaching experience
- Log significant teaching hours in a student-centered environment
- Diversify one’s CV: competitive colleges and universities are increasingly interested in candidates who have experience with pre-university outreach programs; should the grad student or post-doc need to expand their job searches, experience with younger students opens up possibilities in public and private secondary schools, museums, educational outreach programs, and so on
A number of CTY instructors have gone on to faculty and administrative roles and have highlighted CTY as central to both getting their jobs and to their success as faculty members.
CTY instructional and administrative positions are now available and online. Please see the links below to explore current openings.
- Summer Teaching Opportunities
- Online Teaching Opportunties Filtered for 'CTY'. Note: for online, there are summer positions as well as positions throughout the year
- International Teaching Opportunities All international Sites run for a single session for the dates specified below. CTY pays for room and board at international sites. CTY will assist with travel to international sites.
- CTY is also working increasingly closely with the Baltimore City Public Schools. This takes a range of forms, from teacher training to parent workshops to direct work with the schools. Those interested in outreach activities with CTY should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Opportunities for Undergraduate Learning (SOUL) Courses
Would you like to introduce your field to undergraduates? Would students benefit from small, skill-oriented half-semester courses? Would you like to introduce undergraduates to the types and standards of research in your discipline? Then consider offering a SOUL course!
These courses are to small (enrollment 18 or fewer), 1-credit hour courses graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U-pass/fail) basis. Courses are to be academic in nature, but they can focus on skills that will be valuable to future study in the field. Course content should be accessible by freshmen and sophomores. Courses are offered in 6-week sessions, meeting either once or twice per week for a total of 12 hours of instruction time. Some form of assessment is required, and student attendance is mandatory. All SOUL courses are to be taught in person. Instructors are paid $2000 per course.
Spring 2022 Term dates: Classes begin the week of Monday, March 28th and end by Friday, May 13th
Eligibility: Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are eligible to teach SOUL courses.
Applications Due: Friday, February 18th at 5 PM
To submit a course proposal, please click here to be taken to the course proposal form.
If you would like help with your course proposal, please contact Allon Brann (email@example.com) the Teaching Academy’s Teacher Support Specialist. Allon and the Teachign Academy staff will also be available to help with any of your teaching needs once your course is approved.
SOUL Program questions may be directed to Erin Rowe, firstname.lastname@example.org. Courses will be reviewed on a rolling basis as applications are submitted.
Summer & Intersession Sessions
The Office of Summer and Intersession Programs (OSIP) serves pre-college, visiting undergraduate, and JHU undergraduate audiences.
Summer and Intersession course offerings are determined by each academic department and may be taught by faculty, staff, postdoctoral fellows, or graduate students.
If you are interested in offering an existing or new Summer or Intersession course, please contact your department administrator to confirm what documents you must submit to teach or propose a course (CV, draft syllabus, etc.) and what the deadline is for doing so.
For more logistical information, you can also visit the OSIP Faculty Fundamentals webpage.
The Teaching Academy Apprenticeship is a professional development opportunity for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to acquire significant teaching experience under the mentorship of faculty members. The Teaching Academy participant will work closely with a faculty mentor to help plan, teach, and assess a portion of a course in which the mentee is responsible for class instruction. Interested in finding a teaching mentor? Email email@example.com.
Add a Teaching Opportunity
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