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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 http://chemistry.howard.edu.

Procedure of Candidacy


Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement on current and future research interests (1–2 pages), statement on teaching philosophy (1–2 pages), statement on administrative and leadership philosophies (1–2 pages), and contact information for at least three references. Review of materials will begin February 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled, pending final budget approval. Please submit applications to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Kim Michelle Lewis, (COAS.applications@howard.edu). For more information about the Howard University Chemistry Department, please visit the Chemistry Department website.

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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.

Procedure of Candidacy

Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee, Dr. John Harkless, and submitted electronically to jharkless@howard.edu. 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 Art, Department Chair

Howard University’s mission, vision, and core values speak to providing an exceptional world class global educational experience; attract and sustain a cadre of faculty committed to excellence, leadership, and service; and a pedagogy which advances and engages scholars and professionals in impactful solutions and innovations to contemporary global issues. The University’s prestigious visual arts program has senior level vacancy and invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Art. The search comes at an exciting time, as the Board of Trustees has approved the re-establishment of the College of Fine Arts.

The Chair represents the Department as part of the college’s leadership team and is responsible for but not limited to faculty and staff recruitment, development, retention, resource attainment, financial management, and creating and maintaining strategic management with stakeholders. An active intellectual leader, the Chair must be adept at building and supporting multidisciplinary partnerships within a diverse community, knowledgeable in higher education issues, collaborative in developing team-focused, data-driven approaches to problem solving, and possess strong interpersonal and communication-skills.

The successful candidate shall work in partnership with the senior administration of the College of Fine Arts and the University to embrace as well as contribute to the mission, vision, and values of the Department, College, and University. The Department is NASAD accredited and consists of 17 tenured, tenure-track, master teacher, and adjunct faculty members. It offers the B.A., B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees with concentrations in Art History, Ceramics, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Electronic Studio, Painting, Photography, and Sculpture.

Procedure for Candidacy

Please direct all queries and submit all application materials electronically to the attention of the Search Committee at ArtChairSearch@Howard.edu. Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of materials and screening of candidates will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. The desired starting date is July 1, 2021, pending final budget approval.

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Department of Mathematics, Assistant Professor

The Department of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences, Howard University, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with research interests in the area of Combinatorics, with a focus on enumerative and algebraic combinatorics. We seek outstanding applicants with the potential for excellence in research and teaching. Successful candidates are expected to develop extramurally funded research programs in their areas of expertise, actively participate in the Department's teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and engage in service activities. Evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented minority students is highly desired.

Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black students. Howard University is classified as a Doctoral University: Higher Research Activity research by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. It is a residential campus of approximately 10,000 students located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

Procedure for Candidacy


Complete applications should be addressed to Dr. David James, Search Committee Chair, and submitted electronically to djames@howard.edu. Complete applications consist of a single PDF file containing:

  1. Cover letter addressing qualifications listed above;
  2. Current curriculum vita;
  3. Two-page statement of research accomplishments, interests and future plans;
  4. Two-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy; and
  5. Names and contact information for at least three references who will provide letters upon request from the search committee.

Screening will begin on November 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled, pending final budget approval. The desired starting date is no later than August 15, 2021. Additional details and information can be found on the Mathematics Department website.

 

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Department of Economics, Assistant Professor

The Department of Economics invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with research interests in the area of Economics of Race & Gender and/or Economic History with a strong background in Microeconomics. We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in research and teaching. Successful candidates are expected to develop vigorous, extramurally funded research programs in their areas of expertise, actively participate in the Department's teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented minority students is highly desired.

Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black students. Howard University is classified as a Doctoral University: Higher Research Activity research by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. It is a residential campus of approximately 10,000 students located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

Procedure for Candidacy

Review of complete applications will begin November 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled, pending final budget approval.

Contact Information:
Name/Email Address to receive Job Market Signals from the AEA: gmeepagala@howard.edu
Name/Email Address to receive Job Market Scramble information from the AEA: gmeepagala@howard.edu

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Department of Mathematics, Associate Professor

The Department of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position at the rank of Associate Professor with research interests in Applied Mathematics, inclusive of Mathematical and Computational Biology. We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in research and teaching. Successful candidates are expected to develop vigorous, extramurally funded research programs, actively participate in the Department's teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented minority students is highly desired.

Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black students. Howard University is classified as a Doctoral University: Higher Research Activity research by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. It is a residential campus of approximately 10,000 students located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

Procedure for Candidacy

Complete applications consist of a single PDF file containing
1) Cover letter addressing qualifications listed above;
2) Current curriculum vitae;
3) Two-page statement of research accomplishments, interests and future plans;
4) Two-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy; and
5) Names and contact information for at least three references who will provide letters upon request from the search committee.


Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Dennis Davenport, and submitted electronically to dennis.davenport@howard.edu. Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, pending final budget approval. The desired starting date is no later than August 16, 2021. Additional details and information can be found at https://mathematics. howard.edu

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Department of Sociology and Criminology, Department Chair

Howard University (HU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The Department of Sociology and Criminology seeks a dynamic, energetic leader with the ability to engage faculty, staff, students, and external constituencies collaboratively and effectively. The ideal candidate will have a proven record of excellence in scholarship, collegial academic leadership, faculty development, and financial management.

The Chair represents the Department as part of the College’s leadership team and is primarily responsible for recruiting the Department’s faculty and staff and promoting their development and retention. Other responsibilities include overseeing the Department’s relationships with students and administering Department finances. The Chair manages a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students and a broad curriculum that includes two undergraduate majors in Sociology and Criminology, and a graduate program offering an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Sociology. The ideal candidate must therefore possess strong people skills and be adept at building and supporting multi-disciplinary partnerships and outreach activities.

The Chair must have an active and vibrant research agenda that complements our departmental focus on Race, Inequality, and the Black Experience, as well as our recently updated research area clusters: Health, Environment, and Science; Social Structure, Conflict, and Change; and Crime, Justice, and the City. The ideal candidate should be knowledgeable about higher education trends and issues and collaborative in developing team-focused, data-driven approaches to problem solving.

Working in partnership with the senior administration of the College of Arts and Sciences, the successful candidate will be expected to embrace and contribute to the missions of the Department, the College, and the University.

Procedure for Candidacy

Applications should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled, pending final budget approval.

Contact Information:
Dr. Nikki Taylor
Chair, Department of History
Chair, Sociology and Criminology Chair Search Committee
Howard University
nikki.taylor@howard.edu

View the position announcement here

Department of Mathematics, Associate Professor

The Department of Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences, Howard University, invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position at the rank of Associate Professor with research interests in Statistical Sciences inclusive of Mathematical, Applied and Computational Statistics. We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in research and teaching and an interest in leading our Statistics program into the future. Successful candidates are expected to develop vigorous, extramurally funded research programs, actively participate in the Department's teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and engage in service activities. Evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented minority students is highly desired.

Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black students. Howard University is classified as a Doctoral University: Higher Research Activity research by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. It is a residential campus of approximately 10,000 students located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

Procedure for Candidacy

Complete applications should be addressed to Dr. David James, Search Committee Chair, and submitted electronically to djames@howard.edu. Complete applications consist of a single PDF file containing:
1) Cover letter addressing qualifications listed above;
2) Current curriculum vita;
3) Two-page statement of research accomplishments, interests and future plans;
4) Two-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy; and
5) Names and contact information for at least three references who will provide letters upon request from the search committee.

Screening will begin on November 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled, pending final budget approval. The desired starting date is no later than August 15, 2021. Additional details and information can be found at http://mathematics.howard.edu.

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Department of Music, Department Chair

Howard University invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Music.

The Department of Music seeks a dynamic, energetic leader with the ability to effectively engage faculty, staff, students, and external constituencies in a collegial and collaborative manner. The candidate will have record of excellence in academic leadership, faculty development, fundraising, and financial management. The search comes at an energized time, as the Board of Trustees has approved the re-establishment of the College of Fine Arts. This is an outstanding opportunity for a creative leader at an exciting time in the continued growth of the department, college, and university.

The Chair represents the department as part of the college’s leadership team and is responsible for faculty and staff recruiting, development, retention, resource attainment, financial management, and stakeholder relationship management. The Chair serves as the music unit’s executive to the National Association of Schools of Music. The Chair manages a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and leads a department strong in scholarship, teaching ability, and outreach.

The Chair’s initial appointment is three years with a reduced course-load, at the faculty rank of associate or full professor with tenure. The successful candidate may be reappointed for a second three-year term as Chair.]

Procedure of Candidacy

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references (in PDF format). Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Confidential review of materials and screening of candidates will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Contact Information:
Applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee and submitted electronically to veichelberger@howard.edu. The starting date is August 16, 2021, pending final budget approval.

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Department of Theatre Arts, Department Chair

Howard University (HU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts.

The Department of Theatre Arts seeks a dynamic, energetic leader with the ability to effectively engage faculty, staff, students, and external constituencies in a collegial and collaborative manner. The Chair will have a strong record of excellence in collegial academic leadership, faculty development, fundraising, and financial management. This is an outstanding opportunity for a creative leader at an exciting time in the continued growth of the Department, College, and University. The Chair represents the Department as part of the college’s leadership team and is responsible for the Department’s faculty and staff recruiting, development, retention, resource attainment, financial management, and stakeholder relationship management. The Chair manages a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and leads the Department in strong scholarship, teaching capacity, and outreach.

The Chair must be an active intellectual leader, adept at building and supporting multi-disciplinary partnerships within a diverse community, knowledgeable in higher education issues, collaborative in developing team-focused, data-driven approaches to problem solving, and possess strong people-skills. Working in partnership with the senior administration of the College of Arts & Science, the successful candidate will be expected to embrace and contribute to the mission of the University.

Procedure for Candidacy


Applications should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae and must be submitted electronically to:

Professor Royce Zackery
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Theatre Arts
Howard University
royce.zackery@howard.edu

In the email subject line please state: Chair Job Position

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled, pending final approvals. The position starting date is July 01, 2021.

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Department of English, Assistant Professor

The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a specialization in the area of African American Literature. We welcome applicants who are able to bridge African American literary studies with one or more of the following areas of study: Afro-futurism and science/speculative fiction, environmental literature, medical humanities, Black popular cultures (visual and material), and digital humanities and/or technology studies. We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in research and teaching. Successful candidates are expected to develop vigorous, extramurally funded research programs in their areas of expertise, actively participate in the Department's teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented minority students is highly desired.

Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Dana Williams, and submitted electronically to d_williams@howard.edu. Screening will begin December 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled, pending final budget approval. The desired starting date is August 16, 2021. More information about the Department of English can be found at www.english.howard.edu.

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Department of Afro American Studies, Department Chair

Howard University (HU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of Department of Afro-American Studies. Full professor or associate professor considered.

The Department of Afro-American Studies seeks a dynamic, energetic leader with the ability to effectively serve and engage faculty, staff, students, and external constituencies in a collegial and collaborative manner. The Chair will have a strong record of excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship in “disciplinary Africana Studies,” an intellectual project that engages and narrates the fullness of Africana humanity in time and space while utilizing internal frames of reference and cultural experiences of African people to generate theory that discerns linkages, continuities, discontinuities, repetition of normative categories, and improvisations among African people in the face of episodic challenges.

The Chair will also have an extensive background in working in a department/program dedicated to Africana Studies, and preferred demonstrated strong collegial academic leadership, faculty development, fundraising, and financial management. This is an outstanding opportunity for a creative colleague to join a faculty in one of the country's few Africana Studies departments comprised primarily of holders of PhDs in the discipline, at a critical time in the life of the Department, College, and University. The Chair represents the Department as part of the college’s leadership team and is responsible for the Department’s faculty and staff recruiting, development, retention, resource attainment, financial management, and stakeholder relationships. The Chair manages a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and leads the Department in strong scholarship, teaching capacity, and outreach. The Chair must be an active intellectual leader, adept at building and supporting multidisciplinary partnerships within a diverse community, knowledgeable in higher education issues, collaborative in developing team-focused, data-driven approaches to problem solving, and possess strong people-skills. Working in partnership with the senior administration of the College of Arts & Science, the successful candidate will be expected to embrace and contribute to the mission of the University.

Procedure for Candidacy

Applications should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Review of materials and screening of candidates will begin February 1, 2021 and continue until filled, pending final approvals. The desired starting date is August 16, 2021. Contact Information: Please send applications to AfAmChairSearch@Howard.edu.

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Department of Physics & Astronomy, Associate Professor - Program Director, Medical Physics

The Department of Physics & Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor to serve as the founding Director of the newly established Medical Physics Program. The two-year M.S. granting program in Medical Physics has an initial therapeutic-radiation oncology track. We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in research and teaching in Medical Physics. Successful candidates are expected to develop vigorous, extramurally funded research programs in their areas of expertise, actively participate in the Department's teaching and curriculum development at the graduate level, and mentor graduate students. Evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented minority students is highly desired. Candidates who have successfully completed a CAMPEP accredited residency program are preferred.


Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black students. Howard University is classified as a Doctoral University: Higher Research Activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. It is a residential campus of approximately 10,000 students located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.


The Department of Physics & Astronomy currently consists of 17 faculty members, conducting pure and applied research with specializations in Condensed Matter Physics, Batteries & Renewable Energy, Laser Spectroscopy & Optics, Cosmology & String Theory, Nuclear and Elementary Particle Physics and Biophysics. It offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Physics with foci in Experimental, Theoretical and Computational Physics research related to the above cited areas and is a leading producer of African Americans earning degrees in Physics.

Procedure of Candidacy 

  1. Cover letter addressing qualifications listed above;
  2. Current curriculum vita;
  3. Two-page statement of programmatic vision, research accomplishments, interests, and future plans;
  4. Two-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy; and
  5. Names and contact information for at least three references who will provide letters upon request from the search committee.


Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee: Dr. Prabhakar Misra, and submitted electronically to pmisra@howard.edu. Screening will begin on March 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date is July 1, 2021. Additional details and information can be found at http://physics.howard.edu.

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Department of Sociology & Criminology, Assistant Professor

The Department of Sociology and Criminology in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for three tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor with research interests in the department-wide focus area of Race, Inequality and the Black Community that complements our three-research area clusters: (1) Health, the Environment, and Disasters; (1) Social Structure, Conflict, and Change; and (3) Crime, Justice, and the City.


We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in research and teaching. Successful candidates are expected to develop vigorous, extramurally funded research programs in their areas of expertise, actively participate in the Department's teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Howard is a metropolitan-based university that offers opportunities for community- and policy-engaged research opportunities. Evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented students is highly desired.


Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black students. Howard University is currently classified as an R2 research university with aspirations and actions underway to achieve R1 status within the next few years. It is a residential campus of approximately 10,000 students located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

Procedure of Candidacy

  1. Cover letter addressing qualifications listed above;
  2. Current curriculum vita;
  3. Two-page statement of research accomplishments, interests and future plans;
  4. Two-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy; and
  5. Names and contact information for at least three references who will provide letters upon request from the search committee.

Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee: Dr. Eleanor King, and submitted electronically to emking@howard.edu. Screening will begin on March 22, 2021 and continue until positions are filled. The desired starting date is August 16, 2021. Additional details and information about the Department of Sociology and Criminology can be found at https://sociologyandcriminology.howard.edu/.

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Department of Philosophy, Assistant Professor

The Department of Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences (COAS) invites applications for tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with research interests in the area of Ethics or Global Justice, construed broadly to include traditional questions in moral theory, gender justice/feminist philosophy, environmental justice, racial justice as well as issues related to public policy. We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in research and teaching. Successful candidates are expected to develop vigorous, extramurally funded research programs in their areas of expertise, actively participate in the Department's teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented students is highly desired.


Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black students. Howard University is currently classified as an R2 research university with aspirations and actions underway to achieve R1 status within the next few years. It is a residential campus of approximately 10,000 students located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

The Department of Philosophy currently consists of seven faculty members, conducting pure and applied research with specializations in Africana Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Law, and Pragmatism. It offers a BA degree in Philosophy and is a leading unit in the Bioethics Interdisciplinary major. In collaboration with the Howard University Law School, the Department also offers a 3+3 BA-JD program.

Procedure of Candidacy 

Complete applications consist of a single PDF file containing:

  1. Cover letter addressing qualifications listed above;
  2. Current curriculum vita;
  3. Two-page statement of research accomplishments, interests and future plans;
  4. Two-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy; and
  5. At least three (3) letters of reference.

Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee: Dr. Brandon Hogan, and submitted electronically at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18042.
Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date is August 16, 2021. Additional details and information can be found at https://philosophy.howard.edu/.

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Department of Political Science, Assistant Professor - International Relations & Public Law

The Department of Political Science (POLS) in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with research interests in the area of International Relations and Public Law. The successful candidate will be prepared to conduct externally-funded research in the area of international relations, comparative politics, and law and politics. We envision the successful candidate’s expertise as expansive and methodologically diverse, concerned with how the law constitutes and orders political and social relationships around the world, inclusive of judicial behavior and politics, constitutional development, comparative constitutional politics, international law and courts, and law and society. The successful candidate will be expected to play a key role in our undergraduate prelaw program, the POLS Bachelor of Arts to Juris Doctor (B.A.-J.D.) joint degree program, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in international relations, judicial politics, and comparative constitutional law.

We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in research and teaching. Successful candidates are expected to develop vigorous, extramurally funded research programs in their areas of expertise, actively participate in the Department's teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented students is highly desired.

Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis on educational opportunities for Black students. Howard University is classified as a Doctoral University: Higher Research Activity research by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. It is a residential campus of approximately 10,000 students located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

The Department of Political Science currently consists of 15 faculty members and offers BA, MA, and PhD degrees in political science. Founded in 1928 by Nobel laureate, diplomat Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, the Department counts Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris, U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, and U.S. Representative Charles Diggs among its many prominent graduates. The only graduate program in political science in the world with a specialization in Black politics and currently the second-largest undergraduate major, POLS is also the leading department in International Affairs, the undergraduate Interdisciplinary major, and Community Development, the undergraduate Interdisciplinary minor.

Procedure of Candidacy 

Complete applications consist of a single PDF file containing:

  1. Cover letter addressing the qualifications listed above
  2. Current curriculum vita
  3. Two-page statement of research accomplishments, interests and future plans
  4. Two-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy
  5. A writing sample
  6. Three letters of recommendation

Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee: Dr. Michael Fauntroy at IRSearch@Howard.edu. Applications can be submitted electronically via Academic Jobs Online here. Screening will begin on March 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date is August 16, 2021.

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Department of Political Science, Assistant Professor - Black Politics & American Politics

The Department of Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with research interests in the area of Black Politics and American Politics. The successful candidate will be a scholar whose research and teaching engages Black politics in the United States. Scholars’ research should focus on people of African descent and fall into one of the following areas: healthcare or health policy, American political institutions, American political development, and/or American political behavior. Substantive areas of teaching should include, but not limited to, American government and politics, Black politics, healthcare or health policy, public policy, electoral politics, and/or Black social movements. We welcome applications from candidates with a range of theoretical and methodological frameworks and approaches.

We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in research and teaching. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to vigorously pursuing extramurally funded research programs in their areas of expertise, actively participate in the Department's teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented minority students is highly desired. Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black students.

Howard University is classified as Doctoral University: Higher Research Activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. It is a residential campus of approximately 10,000 students located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

The Department of Political Science currently consists of 15 faculty members and offers BA, MA, and PhD degrees in political science. Founded in 1928 by Nobel laureate, diplomat Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, the Department counts Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris, U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, and U.S. Representative Charles Diggs among its many prominent graduates. The only graduate program in political science in the world with a specialization in Black politics and currently the second-largest undergraduate major, POLS is also the leading department in International Affairs, the undergraduate Interdisciplinary major, and Community Development, the undergraduate Interdisciplinary minor.

Procedure of Candidacy 

Complete applications consist of a single PDF file containing:

  1. Cover letter addressing the qualifications listed above
  2. Current curriculum vita
  3. Two-page statement of research accomplishments, interests and future plans
  4. Two-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy
  5. A writing sample
  6. Three letters of recommendation

Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee, Dr. Niambi Carter at AmericanBlackPoliticsSearch@Howard.edu. Applications can be submitted electronically via Academic Jobs Online here. Screening will begin on March 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date is August 16, 2021.

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Department of Political Science, Assistant Professor - Comparative Politics

The Department of Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with research interests in the area of Comparative Politics. The successful candidate will be prepared to conduct externally-funded research in the areas of comparative politics with a focus on: (1) women and gender issues broadly defined within their specific regional or thematic expertise and (2) social movements & contentious politics in the Black Diaspora. Regional specialization is open to all areas. We envision this position as expansive and methodologically diverse, concerned with how ongoing global changes intersect with historical patterns of power and dominance and how these factors affect current and future global discourses. The successful candidate will have a strong record of and ability to using online tools to design and teach distance learning courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The successful candidate will contribute to the International Affairs undergraduate major and also work closely with the Center for Women, Gender, and Global Leadership.

We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in research and teaching. Successful candidates are expected to develop vigorous, extramurally funded research programs in their areas of expertise, actively participate in the Department's teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented minority students is highly desired.

Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black students. Howard University is classified as a Doctoral University: Higher Research Activity research by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. It is a residential campus of approximately 10,000 students located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

The Department of Political Science currently consists of 15 faculty members and offers BA, MA, and PhD degrees in political science. Founded in 1928 by Nobel laureate, diplomat Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, the Department counts Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris, U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings, and U.S. Representative Charles Diggs among its many prominent graduates. The only graduate program in political science in the world with a specialization in Black politics and currently the second-largest undergraduate major, POLS is also the leading department in International Affairs, the undergraduate Interdisciplinary major, and Community Development, the undergraduate Interdisciplinary minor.

Procedure of Candidacy

Complete applications consist of a single PDF file containing:

  1. Cover letter addressing the qualifications listed above
  2. Current curriculum vita
  3. Two-page statement of research accomplishments, interests and future plans
  4. Two-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy
  5. A writing sample
  6. Three letters of recommendation

Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee: Dr. Richard Seltzer at ComparativePoliticsSearch@Howard.edu. Applications can be submitted electronically via Academic Jobs Online here. Screening will begin on March 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date is August 16, 2021.

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Department of History, Lecturer

The Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a non-tenure-track, full-time position at the rank of Lecturer, with a teaching load of four courses per semester. We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track-record of excellence in teaching U.S. History. Evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented students is highly desired.


Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black students. Howard University is classified as a Doctoral University by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. It is a residential campus of approximately 10,000 students, located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.


The Department of History currently consists of eleven faculty members, conducting research with specializations in United States, Africa, African Diaspora, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Public History. It offers BA, MA, and PhD degrees in History with concentrations in the United States, Africa, African Diaspora, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Public History.

Procedure of Candidacy

Complete applications consist of a single PDF file containing:

  1. Cover letter addressing the qualifications listed above
  2. Current curriculum vita
  3. One-page statement outlining teaching experience, including courses taught
  4. Three letters of recommendation that speak to teaching experience and abilities

Completed applications should be addressed to the Department Chair, Dr. Nikki Taylor, and submitted electronically to Nikki.Taylor@howard.edu. Screening will begin on April 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled, pending final budget approval. The desired starting date is August 16, 2021. Additional details and information can be found at https://history.howard.edu/

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Department of Physics & Astronomy, Assistant Professor

The Department of Physics and Astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with research interest in the areas of nanoscale materials science, quantum optics or condensed matter physics related theory, computational physics and/or modeling which is applicable to quantum materials for quantum information and artificial intelligence systems. Talented candidates in other areas will also be considered. We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in research and teaching along with a demonstrated commitment to the missions of the department and Howard University. Existing synthesis and characterization facilities are available to help the new faculty researcher to quickly establish and advance their research initiatives. Howard University is ranked as one of the top private universities that focuses on producing African American scientists. The University has on-going relationships and access to world-class external research facilities as it works to promote and maintain interdisciplinary collaborations with nationally recognized research organizations, such as NASA, NIST and NRL. In addition, the Department has a strategic priority of enhancing collaborations and interactions with national laboratories and to lead/participate in large interdisciplinary research programs. Successful candidates are expected to develop vigorous, extramurally funded research programs in their areas of expertise, actively participate in the Department's teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented students is highly desired.

Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black students. Howard University is currently classified as an R2 research university with aspirations and actions underway to achieve R1 status within the next few years. It is a residential campus of approximately 10,000 students located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.


The Department of Physics and Astronomy currently consists of 16 faculty members, conducting pure and applied research with specializations in Condensed Matter Physics, Batteries &
Renewable Energy, Laser Spectroscopy & Optics, Cosmology & String Theory, Nuclear and Elementary Particle Physics and Biophysics. It offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in physics with foci in Experimental, Theoretical and Computational Physics research related to the above cited areas and is a leading producer of African Americans earning degrees in Physics.

Procedure of Candidacy

Complete applications consist of a single PDF file containing:

  1. Cover letter addressing qualifications listed above;
  2. Current curriculum vita;
  3. Two-page statement of research accomplishments, interests and future plans;
  4. Two-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy; and
  5. Names and contact information for at least three references who will provide letters upon request from the search committee.

The application should be submitted via e-mail to Prof. Prabhakar Misra (pmisra@howard.edu), Chairman, Appointments, Promotions and Tenure Committee, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Howard University, 2355 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20059. The position is expected to be filled effective August 16, 2021. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.

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