Friday, February 8, 2008

Summer Employment at Johns Hopkins

Who: Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) seeks outstanding science teachers, professors, graduate students, and undergraduate students to work in our summer programs

What: CTY offers challenging 3-week academic programs for highly talented elementary, middle, and high school students from across the US and around the world.

Where: Residential sites in California, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. As well as in China, Mexico and Spain.
Day Site locations in the Baltimore-Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and San Diego areas.

When: Session 1: June 26 – July 19
Session 2: July 19 – August 9
Instructors and teaching assistants may work one or two sessions.

Why: Teach what you love, work with exceptional students in small classes, learn from talented colleagues, and enjoy a generous lab budget.

Salary: Instructors: $2100 – $3000 per 3-week session, based on experience.
Teaching assistants: $1100 per 3-week session.
Plus room and board at our residential sites.

Classes: 12 – 18 students
Each course has an instructor and teaching assistant.

Courses Available:

Crystals and Polymers
Students examine the structural and chemical features of crystals and polymers to better understand their properties. Students learn about metals, ionic solids, and composite materials such as orthodontic memory metal, discovering their features by building models ranging from simple cubic unit cells to network solids.

Examining the Evidence
By taking on the role of forensic scientists investigating different types of crime scenes, students develop their laboratory techniques and build knowledge of biology and chemistry.

Medical Sciences: Pharmacology & Toxicology
Students begin with a study of basic biochemistry, cell biology, and some human physiology. The course then moves into pharmacology and the effects of drugs and toxins.

The Edible World
Students take a closer look at the common products on grocery shelves, and use these items as a springboard to learn about chemistry and biotechnology.

Fast-Paced High School Chemistry
This course covers material ordinarily included in a year-long introductory course in high school chemistry (the usual prerequisite for honors or AP Chemistry).

Chemistry in Society
Designed for those who have not yet taken a chemistry course, this course gives students an introduction to the field of chemistry and its uses in the world around us.

Nuclear Science
This course covers the principles governing atomic and nuclear structure, radioactivity, and nuclear processes. Students employ these principles to understand technologies such as carbon-14 dating, treatments for cancer, nuclear reactors, and the effects of radiation exposure.

For additional information please visit our website at:

If you have questions, feel free to contact us by sending an e-mail to or by calling 410-735-6185. Also, if you could take a moment and forward this opportunity to a friend or colleague who you think would be a good fit for our program, we would greatly appreciate it.

Vince Bonina
Program Manager - Summer Programs
Johns Hopkins University - Center for Talented Youth
Phone: (410)735-6185
Fax: (410)735-6187

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