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Department of English

The Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for full-time Lecturer positions. The Department is seeking candidates with a strong background in Classics to teach various courses in the humanities, including Classical Mythology, Humanities Division literature courses (Humanities I and II), and possibly other topics in ancient literature and culture. The term of appointment is for one year, but this is potentially renewable for up to seven years. The course load will be four classes per semester. The deadline for applications is June 10, and reviews will continue until all of the positions are filled. We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in teaching. Successful candidates are expected to actively participate in the Department's teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate level. 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 12,000 students located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

Required Qualifications:

  • A completed PhD in Classics or related field is desirable, but not required.
  • Record of teaching at the college level.

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;
  4. Teaching portfolio of no more than 25 pages (may include sample syllabi, assignments, student and/or peer evaluations, and sample graded work); and
  5. At least three letters of recommendation which speak to teaching experience that can be provided upon request from the search committee.

Completed applications should be addressed to the Interim Chair of the Department of English: Dr. Yasmin Y. DeGout, and submitted electronically to

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.