Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth
May 25, 2018
Princeton, New Jersey
2400.00 - 3000.00
Contract - Faculty
4 Year Degree
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) is currently seeking instructors for our Epidemiology, Pandemics,and Re-emerging Infectious Diseasescourse at our residential summer program at Princeton University, in Princeton, New Jersey.
The Course (grades 10-12):
Students in this course investigate the science and politics of disease. From examining the role that epidemiologists play in unlocking the points of origin of pandemics to dissecting the behavior of policymakers as they address AIDS or avian flu, students gain insight into the cause and spread of global diseases, the role of scientists in identifying, controlling, and/or preventing diseases, and the political and ethical implications therein. Moreover, students build a foundation in cell, bacterial, and viral biology as they explore topics including evolutionary biology and pathogenic resistance to drugs
While this is a science-based course, it also explores the interplay between society and disease by examining the roles of the arts and the media in highlighting not only issues of global health but also issues of human rights and the stigma associated with infectious diseases. Combining the societal lens with an understanding of the tools scientists use—from statistical analysis to computer modeling to biomedical research—students leave the course with a more complete understanding of how epidemiologists combat diseases in the present and prepare for diseases in the future.
Dates of Employment :
June 21 – July 14
Terms of Employment:
Starting salary is $2,400 to $3,000 for a three-week session, depending on degree status and previous teaching experience
Room and board are provided on campus
Employees pay their travel to and from program locations
Instructors' daily working hours are class times (typically: 9am-12pm; 1-3pm; and 7-9pm each day) and additional class planning and preparation time as needed. At residential sites, instructors are responsible for Sunday evening class sessions and for working the opening weekend, some of intersession, and the closing weekend, periods when all staff must remain on campus to assist with student arrival and departure. Otherwise, instructors do not have scheduled responsibilities on the weekends.
What is CTY?
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY), a world leader in gifted education, offers summer academic programs at colleges, universities, and independent schools around the world. CTY gives highly qualified students the opportunity to engage in an intense immersion in a particular subject. In addition to rigorous academics, students enjoy a rich experience outside the classroom through recreational activities.
Why teach for CTY?
work with highly motivated and talented students in an environment that is focused on learning rather than grades
be a part of an intellectual community
work alongside dedicated educators and administrators from across the country and around the world
develop professionally and share strategies in a supportive, collegial environment
limited class size (15 students), plus an instructor and teaching assistant for each class, ensures a low student-teacher ratio
Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.
Candidates for these courses have lead independent teaching experience at either the high school or college level. Competitive Epidemiology candidates have extensive curricular familiarity with the subject and its related fields, and have taught either an epidemiology course or something closely pertaining to it (e.g., public health and public policy, biomedical science policy, biostatistics, etc.). All candidates should have experience with student-centered, active engagement teaching strategies such as simulations and reciprocal teaching.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is for 3 weeks, plus room and board on college campus.