Lecturers - Department of World Languages and Cultures

Howard University
Washington D.C.

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Four-Year Institution

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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 lecturers to teach Spanish language courses. 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 and mentor undergraduate 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 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.


The Department of World Languages and Cultures currently a major and minor in Spanish. There are other 16 languages taught in the department with minors in Arabic, French, German, Portuguese, and Swahili.


 Required Qualifications:


  • Earned MA degree or doctorate in Afro Latin or Spanish studies 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) Two-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy; and


4) Three letters of recommendation that speak to teaching experience.


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 with a copy to thailan.trussell@howard.edu. Screening will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. The desired starting date is August 16, 2022. Additional details and information can be found at https://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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