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Company: Howard University

The Talent Acquisition department hires qualified candidates to fill positions which contribute to the overall strategic success of Howard University. Hiring staff “for fit” makes significant contributions to Howard University’s overall mission.

The Department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for several fulltime and part-time teaching positions for 2024-25 (French, Japanese, Swahili, Yoruba). 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. It is a residential campus of approximately 13,000 students located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned Master’s in French, Japanese, Swahili, or Yoruba 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) 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 Screening will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. The desired starting date is August 14, 2024. 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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