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Email: COASFacultyAffairs@howard.edu

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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 October 15, 2020 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 (HU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Art.

The Department of Art seeks a dynamic, energetic leader with the ability to effectively engage faculty, staff, students, and external constituencies in a collegial and collaborative manner. 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 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. 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, especially with African American and African Diasporic communities, 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 Fine Arts, 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. 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 awrandolph@howard.edu. The starting date is August 16, 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 History, Associate Professor

The Department of History in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for an Associate Professor of US History, with particular research interests/field experience in Public History. We seek outstanding applicants with demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. Successful candidates are expected to: have a vigorous research agenda in their area of expertise; teach and advise students at all levels of the department's curriculum--including master's, doctoral, and undergraduate courses of interest to a wide range of students; mentor undergraduate and graduate students; engage in service activity; and solicit and win grants. Evidence of an active scholarly agenda in the field of United States History, ability to earn research support, and/or participation on nationally recognized projects are highly desired.


Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research-oriented, historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality to students of high academic potential with particular emphasis upon the provision of educational opportunities to promising 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.

Procedure for Candidacy

Complete applications should consist of a single PDF containing:
1. Cover letter addressing the qualifications for the position
2. Current curriculum vita
3. Two-page research statement
4. Three samples of scholarly writing
5. Two-page statement of demonstrated experience in United States History, Public History, and student internship supervision
6. Names and contact information of at least three references who will provide letters upon request from the search committee


Completed applications should be addressed to the co-chair of the search committee: Dr. Elizabeth Clark-Lewis, and submitted electronically to eclark-lewis@howard.edu. Screening will begin on November 3, 2020 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 History, Assistant Professor

The Department of History 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 African Diaspora. Candidates with particular research interests in women are especially encouraged to apply. We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in research and teaching. Successful candidates are expected to develop a vigorous research agenda in their area 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 activity. 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 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 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/or philosophy
5. One copy of a recent publication or one dissertation chapter
6. 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 co-chair of the search committee: Dr. Ana Lucia Araujo, and submitted electronically to aaraujo@howard.edu. Screening will begin on September 15, 2020 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 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

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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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