Howard University Department of Sociology and Criminology

District of Columbia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Mar 26, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Howard University

Department of Sociology and Criminology

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

  • Assistant Professor (Open Field: Research Methods, and Race, Class, and Gender)
  • Assistant Professor (Open Field: Social Theory, and Race, Class, and Gender)
  • Open Rank (Criminology)

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.

 Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Sociology or Criminology 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 sponsored research activity.

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. Eleanor King, and submitted electronically to Screening will begin on April 9, 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


The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, marital status, religion, disability or protected veterans status. Veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities or veterans status, Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX should be directed to the Office of Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity at 202-806-1280

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