Prospective Employees

Mr and Miss Howard 2019 waving at crowd while riding in car during Homecoming parade

We understand that learning how to navigate the system and locate resources can sometimes be challenging. That's why we have listed helpful links to pages frequently viewed by prospective employees. Information about:...... and more can be found here.

Office of the Dean
Alain Locke Hall
2441 6th Street, NW Suite 101
Washington, DC 20059
Phone: 202-806-6700
Email: COASFacultyAffairs@howard.edu

Office of Human Resources
Howard University
2244 10th Street, NW, Suite #413
Washington, D.C. 20059
Phone: 202-806-1280
Email: humanresources@howard.edu

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 Political Science - Open Rank Position

The Department of Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track position 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 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.

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, and submitted electronically via Academic Jobs Online. Screening will begin on September 20, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date is August 16, 2022. Additional details and information can be found here.

View full ad announcement

Department of Biology - Lecturer, Global Climate & Population Genetics

The Department of Biology 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. Although courses are to engender competitive STEM skill development, the content of the possible courses to be taught includes but not limited to global climate and population genetics. The Department is looking for applicants with an outstanding demonstrated track- record of excellence in teaching and have and a record of research and service. It is also of great importance that applicants show evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented students.

The Department of Biology consists of eighteen faculty members (Lecturer and tenured/tenure- track) with most conducting research in one or more of the following areas: ecology, environmental, microbiology, parasitology ichthyology, plant physiology, genetics, evolution biology, population studies, neurophysiology, and renal physiology. The Department offers bachelors, Masters, and doctoral degrees.

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. Mildred A. Pointer, and submitted electronically to mildred.pointer@howard.edu. Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, pending final budget approval. The desired starting date is August 16, 2021.

View full ad announcement

Department of English - Lecturers & Temporary Adjunct Faculty

The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for full-time lecturers and part-time temporary adjunct faculty positions to assist in teaching courses in first-year writing, the humanities, and literature. We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in facilitation of active learning in the classroom. Primary teaching duties will be at the undergraduate freshman level, and evidence of interest and success in teaching and mentoring underrepresented minority students is highly desired.

The Department of English currently consists of over 60 faculty members, and its First- Year Writing Program consists of over 40 faculty members. The courses for which we seek qualified applicants include Expository Writing and Literacy Studies; Persuasive Writing and Research; Writing, Literacy, and Discourse; Reflective Writing Portfolio; Humanities I; Humanities II, African American Literature to 1940; African American Literature from 1940, and Introduction to Caribbean Literature.

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 teaching experience and philosophy; and

4) A teaching portfolio of no more than 15-25 pages (which can include a sample syllabus, a sample assignment, a graded essay, and sample student and/or peer evaluations);

5) Names and contact information for at least three references who will provide letters upon request from the Chair of the Department.

Completed applications should be addressed to the Acting Chair of the Department of English, Dr. Yasmin Y. DeGout, and submitted electronically to ydegout2@howard.edu. Screening will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. The desired starting date is August 16, 2021.

 

View full ad announcement

Department of Biology - Lecturer, Evolution Biology & Environmental Studies

The Department of Biology 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. Although courses are to engender competitive STEM skill development, the content of the possible courses to be taught includes but not limited to evolution biology and environmental studies. The Department is looking for applicants with an outstanding demonstrated track-record of excellence in teaching. It is also of great importance that applicants show evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented students.

The Department of Biology consists of eighteen faculty members (Lecturer and tenured/tenure-track) with most conducting research in one or more of the following areas: ecology, environmental, microbiology, parasitology ichthyology, plant physiology, genetics, evolution biology, population studies, neurophysiology, and renal physiology. The Department offers bachelors, Masters, and doctoral degrees.

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. Mildred A. Pointer, and submitted electronically to mildred.pointer@howard.edu. Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, pending final budget approval. The desired starting date is August 16, 2021.

View full ad announcement

Department of Chemistry - Adjunct & Lecturer

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for part-time positions at the rank of Adjunct, teaching one or two courses per semester, and also full-time Lecturer, teaching four courses per semester. Qualified applicants will have a PhD and postdoctoral or equivalent experience, with a demonstrated track-record of excellence in teaching. Candidates committed to working with underrepresented minorities in STEM and non STEM disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply.

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 of teaching philosophy outlining experience, including courses taught
  4. Three letters of recommendation that speak to teaching experience and abilities

Completed applications should be addressed to the Department Interim Chair, Dr. Charles Hosten, and submitted electronically to chosten@howard.edu. Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Additional details and information can be found at https://chemistry.howard.edu/

View full ad announcement

Department of English - Assistant Professor, Caribbeanist

The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant with specialization in the area of Caribbean Literature. A strong knowledge of Caribbean cultural and literary theory is a requirement. While the primary area of expertise is Anglophone Caribbean, applicants with a knowledge of Francophone, Spanish-speaking or other non-Anglophone Caribbean literary histories will be at an advantage. An ability to bridge Caribbean literary and cultural studies with one or more other current fields of inquiry such as the African diaspora; postcolonial/globalization studies; archival studies; and the digital humanities is also very welcome.

We seek outstanding applicants with an active research agenda in the required field and 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.

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.

Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee: Dr. Curdella Forbes, and uploaded to Academic Jobs Online. Screening will begin on December 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date is August 16, 2022. Additional details and information can be found at http://english.howard.edu.

View full ad announcement

Department of English - Assistant Professor, Americanist

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 American Literature before 1865. We welcome applicants who can bridge early American literary studies with one or more of the following areas of study: African- American literature before 1865, Indigenous studies, and/or digital humanities.

We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in research and teaching in the field of early American literature. 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.

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.

Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee: Dr. Marc Singer, and uploaded to Academic Jobs Online. Screening will begin on December 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date is August 16, 2022. Additional details and information can be found at http://english.howard.edu.

View full ad announcement

Department of Chemistry - Adjunct and Lecturer

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for part- time positions at the rank of Adjunct, teaching one or two courses per semester, and also full- time Lecturer, teaching four courses per semester. Qualified applicants will have a PhD and postdoctoral or equivalent experience, with a demonstrated track-record of excellence in teaching. Candidates committed to working with underrepresented minorities in STEM and non- STEM disciplines are strongly encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Chemistry or Biochemistry from an accredited institution

  • Teaching or equivalent experience

  • Record of effective teaching

  • Effective communication and organizational skills

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 of teaching philosophy outlining experience, including courses taught

Three letters of recommendation that speak to teaching experience and abilities

Completed applications should be addressed to the Department Interim Chair, Dr. Charles Hosten, and submitted electronically to chosten@howard.edu. Screening will begin immediately

and continue until the position is filled. Additional details and information can be found at https://chemistry.howard.edu/

View full ad announcement