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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:

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.


NOAA Cooperative Science Center for Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology (NCAS-M), Director

Howard University (HU) invites applications for the position of Director of the NOAA Cooperative Science Center for Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology (NCAS-M) at the rank full professor (associate professor considered).  The appointment of a new director of NCAS-M is an opportunity to lead a 13-member academic and research consortium of international reputation that supports NOAA mission science in weather, climate, and atmospheric sciences.  NCAS-M is the largest multi-disciplinary research program on the HU campus. 

This is an outstanding opportunity for a creative leader to be a part of a growing program in atmospheric and environmental sciences within the University, while supporting NOAA’s vision to diversify its technical workforce.  This individual must be committed to advancing diversity with innovative ideas concerning the recruitment, development, and retention of underrepresented minorities in the domestic technical workforce.  The new director is expected to elevate the visibility and performance of NCAS-M as a national resource for atmospheric sciences talent, research products and applications, and strengthen the institution’s mission and ability to serve its students and the global community. 

Screening of applications will begin May 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. 

Please submit applications to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Kim Michelle Lewis, ( For more information about NCAS-M please go to

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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