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Full-time Writing Instructors

Howard University
Washington D.C.
Posted Date
Nov 7, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Howard University

Department of English

Full-time Writing Instructors

The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences seeks writing instructors for its First-Year Writing Program for the upcoming academic year (2023-24). These are full-time positions with benefits and a 4-4 teaching load. Contracts are potentially renewable for up to seven years, depending on student enrollment. We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of effective teaching.


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 13,000 students located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.


 Required Qualifications:

  • Earned M.A. or Ph.D in English literature, Composition and Rhetoric, or a related field from an accredited institution;
  • Record of teaching commensurate with the rank of Lecturer; 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.   Teaching portfolio of no more than 25 pages that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, writing assignments, student or peer evaluations, sample grading, syllabi, and/or group assignments; and
  4.   Three recommenders that can be contacted at a later date and who can note teaching effectiveness and experience.


Completed applications should be addressed to the Acting Chair of the Department: Dr. Yasmin Y. DeGout, and submitted electronically to Additional details and information 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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