Associate Professor - Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Howard University
Washington D.C.

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Four-Year Institution

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Howard University

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor with research interests in the area of environmental science. Preference will be given to candidates who specialize in policy as it relates to the intersection of social equity. A strong candidate will have a record of data science and GIS expertise to inform policy. 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. Candidate will be expected to teach introductory courses in Environmental Science, and well as develop their own courses in areas of expertise. 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.




  • Earned doctorate in Environmental Science or associated discipline (e.g., Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Geography) from an accredited institution; Strong academic record of scholarship, or professional experience commensurate with the rank of associate professor; Teaching excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate level Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty in other disciplines; and Evidence of successful grant writing experience.

Preferred Qualifications


Research expertise in data science, especially as it informs policy


Technical expertise with GIS application for teaching and research


Applicants should submit a current Curriculum Vitae; a letter of interest; a teaching statement, a research statement; and the names and contact information for three references. References will not be contacted immediately but may be at subsequent points in the review process.


Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee: Dr. Janelle Burke, and submitted electronically to Review of applications will begin right away and will continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date is August 16, 2022. 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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