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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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/

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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.

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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.

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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/

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College of Arts & Sciences - Associate Dean, Student Affairs

The College of Arts and Sciences (COAS) invites applications for Associate Dean for Academic Student Affairs. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in a discipline offered within the Humanities or Humanistic Social Sciences and be eligible for appointment at the rank of tenured full professor. The Associate Dean for Academic Student Affairs is responsible for the College’s Office of Academic Student Affairs, which exists to facilitate positive educational experiences

that promote retention and graduation of COAS majors by providing academic and administrative assistance to students. Reporting to the Associate Dean are the COAS Assistant Dean for Academic Student Affairs and an administrative assistant.

The Associate Dean for Academic Student Affairs will provide college-level leadership in innovative curricular development and advising for all 16 academic departments, and will establish an infrastructure to support experiential learning, to ensure that all COAS students benefit fully from Howard’s location in the nation’s capital. The Associate Dean also liaises with advising leaders of other colleges and schools with undergraduate programs. The Office coordinates important events including Student Acceptance Day, Fall Orientation, Graduation Recognition Ceremony, and recurring meetings with freshmen students. The Office also engages in ongoing data collection, analysis, reporting, and environmental scanning.

Complete applications consist of a single PDF file containing the following:

  1. Cover letter addressing qualifications listed above;
  2. Current curriculum vita;

  3. Two-page statement of administrative accomplishments, interests and future plans;

  4. Names and contact information for at least four references who will provide letters upon request from the search committee.

Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee: Dr. Thomas A. Foster and submitted electronically to COASFacultyAffairs@howard.edu. Screening will begin on November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date is July 1, 2022.

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Department of Chemistry - Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Faculty

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2022. The first position is in physical and computational chemistry, preferably with research emphasis on sustainability and environmental chemistry. The second position is in all areas of chemistry but with the preference in organic chemistry. 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.

The Department of Chemistry currently consists of 16 tenured or tenure-track faculty members, conducting research in all subdisciplines of chemistry. It offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in chemistry, and its BS program is certified by the American Chemical Society.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Chemistry from an accredited institution;
  • Postdoctoral or equivalent experience; 
  • Record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service commensurate with the rank of assistant professor;
  • Effective communication and organizational skills; and
  • Evidence of successful grant writing experience.

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;
  6. Statement on Diversity and Inclusion.

Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee: Dr. Charles Hosten, and submitted electronically to chemistrysearch@howard.edu. Screening will begin on January 14, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date is August 16, 2022. Additional details and information can be found at http://chemistry.howard.edu.

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Department of Physics & Astronomy - Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Faculty

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 experimental condensed matter physics and atomic molecular and optical (AMO) physics. Research emphasis is placed on the study of the quantum nature of materials and information via the use of optical and photonic 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. 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.

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.

Required Qualifications:

Earned doctorate in physics or a related field of study from an accredited institution; •

Record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service commensurate with the rank of assistant professor; •

Effective communication and organizational skills; and •

Evidence of successful grant writing experience.

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. Silvina Gatica (sgatica@howard.edu), Chair, 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, 2022. Review of applications will begin on January 18, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

 

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Department of World Languages and Cultures - Tenure Track Assistant Professor

The Department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor with research interests in the area of Latin American Studies. A focus on race, ethnicity, African Diaspora studies, gender studies, minority languages, and urban literature in

Latin-America, and Afro-Latinx studies is desirable. Candidates should be able to teach different levels of Spanish. 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.

Required Qualifications:

• Earned doctorate in Latin American Studies or a related field from an accredited

institution;

  • Record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service commensurate with the rank

    of assistant professor;

  • Effective communication and organizational skills; and

  • Evidence of successful grant writing experience.

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 Department, Dr. Leonard Muaka, and emailed to Leonard.Muaka@howard.edu. Screening will begin January 10, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date is August 16, 2022. Additional details and information can be found at https://wlc.howard.edu

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Department of World Languages and Cultures - Yoruba & Chinese Lecturers

The Department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for two fulltime Lecturers: one to to teach Yoruba language and cultural studies and one to teach Chinese language and cultural studies. We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in teaching.

Evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented students is highly desired.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned Master’s degree in African Studies, Yoruba studies, or a related field from an accredited institution;
  • Earned Master’s in Chinese language or a related field from an accredited institution;

  • Record of effective teaching; and

  • Effective communication and organizational skills

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. 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 Department of World Languages and Cultures: Dr. Leonard Muaka and emailed to leonard.muaka@howard.edu. Screening will begin on January 17, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled. The desired starting date is August 16, 2022. Additional details and information can be found at https://wlc.howard.edu

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