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Faculty Positions:

Open Rank Faculty Search in Political Economy

The SNF Agora Institute’s Center for Economy and Society (CES) at Johns Hopkins University is conducting an open-rank search for two professorships in political economy. Successful candidates will have their tenure lines in both a university department as well as in the SNF Agora Institute.

The Center has been supported by $11 million in funding from the Hewlett Foundation, which provides support both for these chairs and the other activities of the Center. The Center is in the process of creating a new selective, inter-disciplinary Moral and Political Economy major, as well as conducting research and hosting an intense schedule of convenings on a variety of political economy topics. Named professors identified by this search will be expected to contribute to all of the programs of CES, as well as to be active participants in the larger activities of SNF Agora.

CES is committed to fundamental research in political economy that cuts across geographic, disciplinary and ideological lines. The Center is grounded in the insight that yesterday’s ideological categories are insufficient for understanding the core issues of political economy—from the power of technology platforms to the housing crisis of large cities—that states will face in the coming decades. In addition to their academic work, candidates will be assessed by their interest in working across ideological lines, and in communicating their research with a broad range of political and intellectual audiences.

Staff Positions:

SNF Agora Executive Assistant

The SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University is seeking a seasoned executive assistant to provide expert administrative support to the institute’s director and deputy director, and to manage the Office of the Director.  The executive assistant will be an integral member of the Office of the Director and have high visibility with university leaders and major university donors, as well as high-profile visitors to the institute. The executive assistant will be the primary point of contact for the Office of the Director and be responsible for office management and scheduling and communicating with executives and senior leadership, including but not limited to, the JHU president, vice presidents, provost, deans, faculty, and a number of external stakeholders.

They will be responsible for all administrative activities for the institute, requiring a highly skilled individual who can manage multiple priorities and deadlines while providing a high level of service to institute and university executives.  The ideal candidate will have experience coordinating busy executive-level calendars, be committed to the institute’s mission, and exhibit a positive attitude of service

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Senior Academic Program Coordinator

The SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University is seeking a senior academic program coordinator to advance key aspects of its academic mission. The senior academic program coordinator will provide academic coordination, administrative assistance, and scholarly support for the institute. This position includes managing the institute’s curricular offerings, coordinating its fellows programs (including visiting fellows and pre/post-doctoral fellows programs), and administering its faculty and student grant programs. The position will also help manage the institute’s efforts to track and report on key strategic metrics. The person hired into this position will be an integral member of the Office of the Director, reporting to the deputy director and working closely with the institute’s director, faculty, and senior fellows, and will be the primary point of contact for our visiting fellows and faculty affiliates.

The SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University is seeking a qualified administrative specialist to coordinate and oversee the administrative functions of the newly launched Center on Economy and Society within the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins. The administrative specialist will plan and coordinate a large portfolio of special events and projects both on-site and externally. He/she will have a dual reporting relationship to the CES director and the deputy director of the SNF Agora Institute and will be responsible for ensuring the smooth execution of center events and operations.

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Student worker position: Office Assistant

SNF Agora Institute has an exciting opportunity for an outgoing, organized, and detail-oriented individual to join our team as an office assistant. This position will assist with routine office and communications duties and help produce events hosted by the institute. Office duties may include: greeting visitors, answering telephones, and routing calls and/or taking messages; directing guests/visitors in the suite and answering routine questions; keeping kitchen and conference room clean and stocked, making copies, and providing back-up administrative support to SNF faculty and staff as needed. Communications duties may include making updates to SNF Agora’s website, posting on social media channels, maintain mailing lists, and tracking event registration. Additionally, the office assistant will help staff in-person and virtual events by greeting visitors, setting-up and breaking down event stage materials, producing hybrid and virtual webinars, staffing the front desk while other staff are assisting with an event, and other administrative support as needed.

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Graduate Research Associate

The SNF Agora Institute is seeking a graduate research associate to support the director and deputy director in their work under two of the institute’s core pillars: Discovery (research) and Design (translational praxis). Responsibilities will include conducting discrete research and writing projects for the director and deputy director; providing all-around support to research and translational projects in the institute; supporting development of materials for academic initiatives of the institute; and supporting events that share research by institute faculty and fellows. Candidates will need to use independent judgment and initiative to manage relationships, help develop strategic direction of projects, and independently advance research and writing projects.

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Johns Hopkins 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.