Assistant/Associate Faculty- Department of Curriculum and Instruction

District of Columbia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Nov 19, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Howard University, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Howard University consist of two undergraduate programs (B.S. in elementary education and a secondary education minor program), three master’s degree programs in elementary, secondary, and special education, and has several school and university partnerships. 

Howard University

Howard University is a federally chartered, private, coeducational, nonsectarian, Historically Black University in Washington, D.C. It has a Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education status of RU/H: Research Universities (high research activity). Howard University’s commitment to preparing educators dates back to our charter in 1865. The School of Education seeks to improve and expand educational opportunity and access, particularly for African Americans and other underserved communities with a strong institutional commitment and capacity for advancing educator preparation, research, and practice.

Teacher Education and Reading and Language Arts

Candidates must have demonstrated: a) an emphasis in equitable instruction for diverse learners in the area of reading and language arts; b) evidence of successful university instruction at undergraduate and graduate levels; c) evidence of an active publication record with a focus on African American learners and literacy outcomes; and d) outcomes in seeking external funding. Candidates must commit to working in a productive, collegial atmosphere; preparing teachers to serve diverse populations in urban environments; developing and delivering undergraduate and graduate courses; advising students, and supporting student scholarship. Other requirements include an earned doctorate in an appropriate field and three or more years of K-12 teaching experience.

Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to: (1) demonstrate knowledge and sensitivity to instructional issues related to K-12 learners from various cultural and linguistic backgrounds; (2) lead and guide professional development workshops sponsored by the National Writing Project; and 3) link transformative theory to teacher education preparation and the ability to make practical decisions about the education of students in urban settings.

The faculty member will also manage the D.C. Area Writing Project associated with the School of Education.  This will require the coordination of professional development in the area of literacy for K-12 educators and membership in the network of the National Writing Project. 

Application Information: Review of applications will begin December 11, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a completed application package to Completed applications include one pdf document that contains: a) letter of application, b) curriculum vitae, and c) the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. Candidates should also attach a reprint of a recent publication/writing sample. References will not be contacted before notifying finalists. Visit for more information. Direct queries to the following: Dr. Joy Banks –

Additional information on Howard University, the School of Education and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction may be found at

References will not be contacted before notifying finalists. Direct queries to the following: Dr. Joy Banks,

Howard University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion or disability.