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International Orientation Instructor

Johns Hopkins University
East Case, MD
Closing date
Jul 14, 2024

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Job Req ID: 114418

International Orientation Instructor

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School is seeking skilled teaching professionals for a short-term role as International Orientation Instructor. This assignment begins on or about August 1, 2024 and concludes with a 1 hour debrief session on or before August 30, 2024. The Instructor will provide enthusiastic instruction to roughly 300 F-1 international students through culturally based orientation sessions at the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. Sessions will focus on academic expectations and norms in the U.S. classroom, immigration requirements, and cultural adjustment to living in the U.S. Instructors will be expected to teach course material in an engaging way in a theater style set up.

The main objective for these sessions is to orient students to U.S. expectations, norms, and nuances of learning in American graduate school classrooms. Emphasis on communication norms such as idioms, email conversations, discussions (in-person/virtual), and presentation skills is expected as well. The successful Instructor will use our established curriculum and lesson plans to create an enjoyable learning environment for newly arrived international graduate students. The instructor will participate in a 2-hour online onboarding and training session, plus a 1-hour debrief after the program concludes.

Application should include Cover Letter and Resume.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities
  • Teach assigned sections of International Orientation.
  • Provide feedback and edits to Carey Business School's established International Orientation curriculum.
  • Serve as a friendly and knowledgeable cultural and linguistic guide to roughly 350 students.
  • Participate in communication with Carey Business School staff, faculty and program manager.
  • Attend an online training and final recap sessions.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism as a representative of the school.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Must be available to start after August 1, 2024.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Ability to lead an effective and dynamic class with skill and patience.
  • Intermediate computer skills.
  • Online learning applications.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • Two or more years' teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Two or more years' experience teaching international students strongly preferred.
  • Experience teaching cross-cultural communication strongly preferred.
  • Master's degree preferred. MA/MEd TESOL or closely related field preferred.
  • Experience in higher education, especially in a business school, or corporate setting preferred.
  • TESOL/TEFL certification desirable.

Classified Title: Carey Summer Intensive Instructor

Job Posting Title (Working Title): International Orientation Instructor

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MB

Starting Salary Range: $20.97 -$36.71 HRLY ($1,875 targeted; Commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Casual / On Call

Schedule: Will vary based on onboarding and class time.

Exempt Status: Exempt

Location: District of Columbia

Department name: Academic Administration

Personnel area: Carey Business School

Total Rewards

The referenced base salary range represents the low and high end of Johns Hopkins University's salary range for this position. Not all candidates will be eligible for the upper end of the salary range. Exact salary will ultimately depend on multiple factors, which may include the successful candidate's geographic location, skills, work experience, market conditions, education/training and other qualifications. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Education and Experience Equivalency

Please refer to the above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Applicants Completing Studies

Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Background Checks

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

EEO is the Law

Accommodation Information

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit

Vaccine Requirements

Johns Hopkins University strongly encourages, but no longer requires, at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. We still require all faculty, staff, and students to receive the seasonal flu vaccine. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. This change does not apply to the School of Medicine (SOM). SOM hires must be fully vaccinated with an FDA COVID-19 vaccination and provide proof of vaccination status. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit

The following additional provisions may apply, depending upon campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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