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Current Opportunities:

SNF Agora Open Rank Faculty – Institutions of Democracy Under Stress 

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University seeks faculty (or nominations of faculty) for endowed professorships at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (soon-to-be-tenured Assistant Professors with exceptional records of scholarship can also be considered) in any discipline who focus on the institutional and organizational dimensions of democracy under stress, particularly as related to questions of civic engagement and inclusive discourse. We define these terms broadly and seek scholars from a range of disciplines, including but not limited to scholars who study the dynamics of states; state contexts; political, civic, social, and economic organizations and institutions; social movements; and social networks, as well as their role in shaping, interacting with, constraining, making possible, and challenging the realization of democracy in global contexts or the U.S.

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SNF Agora Open Rank Faculty – Social Cognition/Political Psychology

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University seeks faculty (or nominations of faculty) for endowed professorships at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (soon-to-be-tenured Assistant Professors with exceptional records of scholarship can also be considered) in any discipline who focus on social cognition or political psychology. We seek scholars from a range of disciplines examining the cognitive and psychological foundations of social and collective behavior, especially as it relates to questions about civic engagement and inclusive discourse across the globe or in the U.S.

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SNF Agora Open Rank Faculty – Challenges of Multi-Ethnic Democracy, Race, Inequality

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University seeks faculty (or nominations of faculty) for endowed professorships at the rank of Associate or Full Professor (soon-to-be-tenured Assistant Professors with exceptional records of scholarship can also be considered) in any discipline who focus on the dynamics of race and ethnicity, class and inequality, migration, group identities (including gender and sexuality), community and urban dynamics, and forms of structural inequality in shaping, interacting with, making possible, and challenging the realization of democracy in global contexts and the U.S. We define these terms broadly and seek scholars from a range of disciplines.

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Deputy Director for SNF Agora Institute

The Deputy Director for the SNF Agora will report directly to the Director and will be responsible for support and delivery of all Institute activities including execution of the Institute’s strategic plan.  The Deputy Director  is also responsible for working with stakeholders within and outside of the university: to facilitate the development of research and teaching missions, to create programming, content, collateral and plans to market (and support others’ efforts to market) the work of the Institute; to develop relevant relationships across government (local, state, federal, other); to serve in advisory capacity on design/development of companion building for the institute; to nurture the relationship with the donor as well as other prospective funders of the project; to oversee other operational and budgetary aspects of the overall program; to expand relationships with external organizations and individuals engaged in complementary work; and more.

Deputy Director Duties:

  • Executes strategy and ensures goals and timelines are met
    • In collaboration with the Director, develops and executes institute strategy tracks goals and timelines. This may include a broad set of activities including but not limited to: identifying themes and topics for research, academic symposia and other public presentations and seminars, coordinating bi-annual meetings/conferences in Athens and US, helping to identify and recruit potential speakers, overseeing visiting fellows program, executing on student engagement strategy, development of case study program, and so on
  • Provides guidance, counsel, and strategic input to the director and the teams
    • Acts in an advisory capacity for the Director on a range of issues by supporting and collaborating with the Director to establish priorities, set agendas, develop ideas, id and evaluate alternatives, create action plans, and drive the program forward.
    • Prepares or represents Director for a wide range of internal and external interactions to include students, University Administration, Trustees, donors and outside stakeholders as needed.
    • Develops briefing materials for senior leadership on various topics for the Director
    • Supports other team members including responsibility for communications/events/public programs, finance, HR, development, and other functions
  • Oversees all staff and professional development and supports development of cultural norms for the SNF Agora to ensure organizational alignment on mission/vision from an HR perspective
  • Acts as Institute liaison to internal groups across Johns Hopkins such as Development and Alumni Relations, Government and Community Affairs, Johns Hopkins Facilities and Real Estate, Office of the General Counsel, Budget and Finance teams and others.
  • Works with Development and Alumni Relations to facilitate existing relationships and to identify, cultivate and manage new relationships for the institute.  Helps to identify and prioritize a range of funding opportunities to support Institute’s goals and coordinate across DAR groups to ensure work considers broader Hopkins needs.  Act as representative of SNF Agora as needed with various constituencies and, in concert with DAR, support preparation of proposals, materials, other.
  • Works closely with SNF Agora Director of Finance and KSAS budget teams on strategic budgeting decisions, design, and reporting on all activities and financial issues from year to year.  Also support finance director in management of HR related activities.
  • Works with the Director and SNF Agora faculty members on goals for research, translation of ideas into products, events and convening of relevant parties for discussions on various research topics, development of communities of practice, and support for individual labs and conferences, etc.  This includes assisting in student research efforts to support faculty work.
  • Work with Director and various department chairs and related university administrative groups to research, plan, and implement new curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular programs related to the work of the SNF Agora as well as other ways to integrate existing JHU faculty into SNF Agora efforts, and vice versa.
  • With Director, maintains relationship with Board of Overseers including responsibility for all agendas, reports, materials, background readings, in preparation for meetings
  • Develops relationships with outside groups including other university institutes, non-profits, think tanks, policy makers, etc.
    • Support the development of broader external relationships with groups engaged in like-minded efforts, work, and research around the country and the world to ensure that SNF Agora is part of a global ecosystem of voices in tackling the core issues at stake.
    • Identifies ways for groups to interact, resources to be accessed etc.
  • Responsible for development of new ideas, programs, and other activities to support and expand the mission of the institute
  • Responsible for oversight and development of all reporting requirements for the institute (to Foundation, other DAR entities, KSAS, President’s office, trustees and others)
  • Serves as key liaison between SNF Agora and JHFRE, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, and Senior JHU leadership on the Building project
  • Supports efforts of Director of Communications and assists as needed in:
    • Drafting, editing and/or reviewing: all communications, briefings, remarks, presentations, collateral (print and electronic), website, social media, and other that created to market/brand/communicate on all SNF Agora activities.
    • Development of media/PR plans for SNF Agora developed by communications director including coordination across university on all communications/marketing/branding efforts.
    • Planning and execution for programs for the Institute; including events, conferences, webcasts, etc.  including but not limited to identifying the goals, themes, communication plan, and executing/developing related materials, outreach, etc. with communications team

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Postdoctoral Fellow/P3 Lab

The P3 Lab at Johns Hopkins University is seeking two Postdoctoral Research Associates with expertise in multi-method, social science research to work with Professor Hahrie Han on a set of grant-funded studies of the effectiveness of contemporary grassroots organizing efforts in the United States. These studies are designed both to develop and implement measures of power-building in the communities in which these organizing efforts occur, and identify the organizational mechanisms that make this kind of work possible. All of the work will be done in close partnership with field organizations. All candidates must be comfortable working in underserved communities with grassroots organizations, have a commitment to developing data tools that can sharpen the strategic practice of field partners, and have the methodological expertise to both develop and use a range of computational tools for analysis, and also conduct qualitative data collection.

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Administrative Coordinator

The P3 Lab at Johns Hopkins University seeks a full-time administrative coordinator to join its team. The P3 Lab is the research lab of Professor Hahrie Han and is part of the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University. The Lab is dedicated to understanding how constituency-based organizations make the participation of ordinary people possible, probable, and powerful, so that people can engage in public life in ways that allow them to exercise voice over outcomes that matter most in their lives.

Responsible for a wide range of administrative duties for the lab, this position will provide administrative support to the members of the lab team as well as coordinate with external partners working with the lab.  This position will require someone with strong interpersonal and organizational skills, experience working in a fast-paced and changing environment, and ability to manage the role with considerable judgment, tact, creativity, initiative and a high level of confidentiality.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support for P3 lab with direct supervision by the P3 Senior Lab Director
  • Manage overall lab calendar, preparation of materials for meetings
  • Schedule individual and group meetings with students, colleagues and external contacts and partners
  • Coordinate with SNF Agora on room assignments for meetings, classes and other work
  • Assist visitors to the lab
  • Prepare outgoing mail and packages as needed
  • Order and maintain office and other supplies for the lab
  • Prepare and organize expense reimbursements, invoices, corporate card, travel, and other financial transactions
  • Assist in setting up new employees to the lab
  • Arrange routine maintenance and service calls on office equipment
  • Work with Facilities and IT department and SNF Agora team to ensure lab office space is properly maintained and any problems are resolved in a timely manner
  • Perform other duties as assigned

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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.