Many PhDs and postdocs will transition into careers with a teaching focus at universities and community colleges as professors, lecturers, and instructors. Success in these careers will require a demonstrated history of teaching at the undergraduate or community college level and a commitment to facilitating student learning.

The Professional Development and Career Office partners with the Teaching Academy to offer programming for trainees preparing for teaching careers and opportunities for trainees to teach at local universities and community colleges through the Collaborative Teaching Fellows Program.

For PhDs interested in entering careers in teaching, be sure to check out the Finding the Right Postdoc page on our website for resources on choosing postdocs, a webinar on IRACDA teaching postdocs, and information about our yearly Finding the Right Postdoc Week, held annually in June.

There are many ways to develop your teaching skills at Johns Hopkins and beyond:

Gain Skills and Experience

Teaching Opportunities

For postdoctoral and graduate teaching opportunities, check out this list from the Teaching Academy that includes paid opportunities such as HEART through the Whiting School of Engineering and SOUL through KSAS and Teaching Apprenticeships.

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Teaching Academy

"The Teaching Academy serves as an exceptional graduate and post-doctoral fellow professional development program. Our mission is twofold: to support the learning experiences for undergraduates by training graduate student teachers; and to prepare graduate students so they may thrive in higher education as academic professionals once they graduate."

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Collaborative Teaching Fellows Program

"The Teaching Fellows program gives trainees a hands-on teaching experience with mentorship and coaching from exemplary undergraduate teaching faculty at local institutions. This experience prepares them for teaching responsibilities at academic faculty positions."

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Institute for Excellence in Education

In an effort to bring the most effective and evidence-based teaching strategies to everyone in the global community, the Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE) has compiled a series of valuable resources for clinicians, researchers, educators, and leaders at JHU. This website includes practical teaching tips and free online modules on teaching methods, assessment and evaluation, pedagogical theory, and more. Many additional resources are also provided.

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Center for Education Resources

The Center for Educational Resources is the teaching and learning center supporting instructors in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Whiting School of Engineering.

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The Academic Career Readiness University of California, San Francisco

"The Academic Career Readiness Assessment (ACRA) framework is a tool developed by the Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) with a grant from Burroughs Wellcome Fund to help biomedical postdoctoral scholars explore, plan for and apply to faculty careers at different types of institutions."

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