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Non-tenure-track, full-time Lecturer - Department of Biology

Howard University
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Jul 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Howard University

Department of Biology


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.

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.

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.

Required Qualifications:

• Earned doctorate in biological sciences from an accredited institution by the starting date

• 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 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 Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, pending final budget approval. The desired starting date is August 16, 2021.

Howard 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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