Teaching Opportunities

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 teachingacademy@jhu.edu with your questions or to set up a consultation.

Please note:

If you are in a visa status sponsored by JHU, you must contact the Office of International Services (ois@jhu.edu) 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. 

Current listing:
Open to: All JHU and University of Maryland, Baltimore Graduate Students and Post-doctoral Fellows

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.

Open to: Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Students

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 (allon@jhu.edu) the Teaching Academy’s Teacher Support Specialist. Allon and the Center for Educational Resources’ staff will also be available to help with any of your teaching needs once your course is approved.

Open to: Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Students

Expository Writing Program

Graduate student instructors and Allen Grossman Teaching Fellows 

The Program in Expository Writing (EWP) invites Johns Hopkins graduate students with teaching experience to apply for one-year positions as instructors. Expository Writing courses (AS.060.113/114) introduce students to the elements of academic argument and guide their practice as they learn to embody those principles in their writing. Instructors design and teach one topic-based Expos seminar each term and participate in a program of pedagogy workshops in mid-May and late August, as well as in meetings on pedagogy during fall and spring semesters. Instructors also earn the Teaching Academy Certificate of Completion upon completion of the training and teaching their course.

All stipends include tuition and health insurance. Please consult with your adviser before applying, and click here for specifics on the EWP site. 

Post-doctoral Fellowships in Expository Writing

The Program in Expository Writing invites advanced graduate students to apply for two one-year positions as Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellows. Each fellow will teach two sections of Expository Writing in the fall, and one section in the spring. The salary is currently $30,000, plus benefits at 75%.  The salary for 2020-2021 has not yet been determined.

To be eligible, a graduate student must have demonstrated excellence in the teaching of Expository Writing at Johns Hopkins; must have a course that can potentially enroll two sections; must have scheduled a date to defend; and must successfully defend by August 14, 2020.

Application deadline: April 14, 2020

To apply, please send the following documents by email attachment to Patricia Kain:

  • A letter expressing your interest in the fellowship, including the date of your defense
  • A course description
  • Your curriculum vitae.
Open to: Bloomberg School of Public Health Doctoral Students

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. 

Open to: All JHU Graduate Students and Post-doctoral Fellows (with relevant subject matter expertise)

Hopkins Engineering Applications & Research Tutorials (HEART) Program

The Hopkins Engineering Applications & Research Tutorials (HEART) program provides new undergraduate students with a window on 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 will be introduced to cutting-edge engineering research and learn how that research impacts society.  

Open to: All JHU Graduate Students, Post-doctoral Fellows, Faculty and Staff

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 ctyinfo@jhu.edu
Open to: Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Post-doctoral Fellows

Science Teaching Post-doctoral Fellowship

Eligibility: Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Post-doctoral Fellow

Application period: Late-October - Mid-November

We recommend you begin to work on your application in early August before the start of the fall semester. If you would like help with your application, please contact Allon Brann (allon@jhu.edu) the Teaching Academy’s Teacher Support Specialist. Allon and the Center for Educational Resources’ staff will also be available to help with any of your teaching needs once your course is approved.

Open to: All JHU Graduate Students, Post-doctoral Fellows, Faculty and Staff (with relevant subject matter expertise)

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, to be offered in Fall semester, 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 two 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. Instructors are paid $2000 per course.

Session I:  Thursday, August 28th – Friday, October, 9th  

Session II: Monday, October 19th  – Friday, December, 4th

Eligibility: Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty or staff are eligible to teach SOUL courses.
Application Period: Opens late-July/early-August

Deadline for submission of proposals for Session I August 14th, 2019. 
Deadline for submission of proposals for Session II is September 16th, 2019.

To submit a course proposal, please click here to be taken to the course proposal form.

(please use ​YourJhedID@​jh.edu as your username. NOT jhu.edu)

If you would like help with your course proposal, please contact Allon Brann (allon@jhu.edu) the Teaching Academy’s Teacher Support Specialist. Allon and the Center for Educational Resources’ 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 Joel Schildbach, joel@jhu.edu.  Courses will be reviewed on a rolling basis as applications are submitted. 

Open to: All JHU Graduate Students, Post-doctoral Fellows, Faculty and Staff

Summer & Intersession Sessions

Summer and Intersession programs serve pre-college, visiting, and JHU undergraduate learners. For more information, please visit the summer and intersession's program website.

Eligibility: JHU Graduate Students, Post-doctoral Fellows, Faculty and Staff

All course proposals must be submitted to your sponsoring department. Click on the links below to access the application form. 

Intersession Session Application period ends: Friday, September 13th – 4:00PM. Any form submitted after 4:30 PM on 9/13 will be processed, but the course may not be on the course proofs that the Registrar’s Office sends to departments.

Summer Session Application period ends: December 20th. However, sponsoring departments may consider new courses up until Feb 28, 2020. Per the Registrar’s timeline, final edits for courses that have rolled over must be submitted by January 31. 

Open to: All JHU Graduate Students and Post-doctoral Fellows

Teaching Apprenticeships

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 teachingacademy@jhu.edu

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