Lecturers - Department of World Languages and Cultures
Howard University


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Howard University

Department of World Languages and Cultures

The Department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for two fulltime Lecturers: one to to teach Yoruba language and cultural studies and one to teach Chinese language and cultural studies. We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in teaching. 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 Minimum Qualifications:

· Earned Master's degree in African Studies, Yoruba studies, or a related field from an accredited institution;

· Earned Master's in Chinese language or a related field from an accredited institution;

· Record of effective teaching; 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) Two-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy; and

4) 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 Department of World Languages and Cultures: Dr. Leonard Muaka and emailed to leonard.muaka@howard.edu. Screening will begin on January 17, 2022 and continue until the positions are filled. The desired starting date is August 16, 2022. Additional details and information can be found at http://wlc.howard.edu.

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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