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Career Opportunities in the College of Arts and Sciences

Join us in the College of Arts and Sciences at Howard University, a premier, comprehensive, research university in Washington, D.C. We invite applicants to apply for the following positions:

Department of Chemistry, Department Chair

Howard University invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Chemistry. This administrative appointment will be at the rank of Full Professor.

The Department of Chemistry seeks a dynamic, energetic leader and researcher with the ability to effectively manage a diverse body of faculty, staff, and students, while engaging external constituencies in a collegial and collaborative manner. The Chair will be expected to have a strong record of excellence in collegial academic leadership, scholarship, faculty development, and financial management. Working in partnership with senior administration in the College of Arts and Sciences, the successful candidate will be expected to embrace and contribute to the University’s mission. 

The Chair represents the Department as part of the College of Arts and Sciences' leadership team. As such, the Chair is responsible for the Department's faculty and staff recruiting, development, retention, resource attainment, budgetary matters, and relationship management with stakeholders. The Chair must be an active intellectual leader, committed to strengthening departmental research initiatives and efforts to increase external funding. Successful candidates must be adept at building and supporting multi-disciplinary partnerships within a diverse community, knowledgeable in higher education issues, and able to collaborate to develop team-focused, data-driven approaches to problem solving, through strong people-skills. The Chair will also be expected to maintain a dynamic, productive, externally-funded research program.

Current research thrusts in the Department of Chemistry include materials chemistry, environmental chemistry, medicinal chemistry and biochemistry. In prior years, research in the Department has been funded by grants from DOD, DOE, NASA, NOAA, NSF, NIH, and EPA. The Department has instrumentation capabilities, in addition to resources through University research centers in Computer Science and in the Colleges of Medicine and Engineering and Architecture. For more details about our research program and available resources, please visit

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College of Arts and Sciences, Assistant Professor (Associate Professor considered)

The College of Arts and Sciences seeks to strengthen research and teaching in atmospheric sciences and environmental sustainability with the appointment of two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor (Associate Professor considered) in the following focus areas:

  • Focus Area 1: Ground/Airborne/Laboratory Instrumentation & Lidar
  • Focus Area 2: Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) & Atmospheric Dynamics

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Atmospheric Science, Meteorology, or a field that complements current faculty strengths in atmospheric sciences (e.g. Physics, Chemistry, Climate Sciences, Geosciences). The appointment is expected to broaden and complement existing research programs in active and passive remote sensing, ground-based and airborne in situ observations, and atmospheric modeling. The candidate will be expected to possess the ability to teach effectively in the undergraduate curriculum of their parent department as well as graduate level atmospheric sciences courses.

Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee, Dr. John Harkless, and submitted electronically to Screening will begin on May 29, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. The desired start date is January 1, 2021.


Department of Music, Director of Bands

The Howard University Department of Music invites applications for the position Director of Bands. This is a full-time, tenure-track position with a July 1 start date annually. Responsibilities include conducting concert, marching, and pep bands; recruiting, advising, score arranging, rehearsals, game day leadership, managing ensembles, and participating in the broader life of the University.

In addition to directing bands, the successful candidate will teach courses in the Music Education curriculum that may include Instrumental Survey and Instrumental Methods courses, applied lessons, and Instrumental Conducting. We seek a passionate, and innovative individual committed to the highest standard of music education and performance, and the development of music professionals.

Application screening will begin on April 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

The desired start date is July 1, 2019.

Department of Art, Department Chair

The Department of Art invites applications for a Department Chair. The search comes at an exciting time, as the Board of Trustees has approved the re-establishment of the College of Fine Arts. We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in research, visual arts and visual culture, and teaching to lead the Department into the next chapter of growth and impact.

Screening will begin on April 19, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

The desired starting date is July 1, 2019.

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