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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:

Events Planner

SNF Agora is seeking a dynamic Events Planner to plan, promote, and execute all logistical aspects of the institute’s events, in partnership institute leadership. Reporting to the director of communications, this position will support multiple departments within the institute. As a relatively new institute at JHU, SNF Agora has a start-up mentality, delivering a range of events aimed at bringing greater visibility to our work and mission. Therefore, the ideal Events Planner will be enthusiastic about our mission to strengthen global democracy, and will bring a high level of energy, creativity, independent judgement, initiative, and skill to the role. Given the institute’s high profile and public nature, this role also requires someone comfortable working with senior leadership of the university, leading public intellectuals, elected officials, journalists, and others.

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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.

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Budget Analyst

The SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins is seeking a qualified budget analyst to join the finance team to support the day-to-day financial activities of the institute. This position will report directly to the assistant director of finance and be primarily responsible for expense reimbursements, procurement, accounts payable, accounts receivable, hourly payroll, and account reconciliation. Additionally, this position will provide support with pre- and post-award management for the institute’s sponsored portfolio.

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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.