Howard University

Department of Communication, Culture and Media Studies Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Position in Communication Studies 

The Cathy Hughes School of Communications at Howard University in Washington, D.C. seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor position. The appointment begins August 15, 2020. The successful candidate will teach doctoral-level courses in the Department of Communication, Culture and Media Studies related to mass communication, communication theory, research methods and/or other areas of knowledge as these relate to African American and other underserved communities. The position also includes directing dissertations; serving on dissertation committees; conducting and publishing original research; serving on departmental, school and university committees; and taking an active part in academic associations. 

Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in communications when applying for the position, have experience teaching in communication studies, possess a record of published scholarship, and demonstrate commitment to working with African American and/or other ethnically diverse populations. Preference will be given to candidates who show strong interest in building interdisciplinary collaborative research teams and who have the potential to bring externally sponsored research to the department. The candidate should demonstrate a commitment to supporting the department’s and university’s mission to address inequality and other social justice concerns. 

University Mission 
Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that comprises 13 schools and colleges. It is a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research-intensive and historically Black private university located in Washington, DC. Howard 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. Moreover, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching, research and service, committed to the development of distinguished, historically aware, and compassionate graduates and to the discovery of solutions to human problems in the United States and throughout the world.   

Department and School Overview 
The Department of Communication, Culture and Media Studies (CCMS) is a doctoral-level department within the Cathy Hughes School of Communications. The other units include the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders; the Department of Strategic, Legal and Management Communication; and the Department of Media, Journalism and Film. The CCMS department has 6 full-time faculty, an additional 12 affiliate faculty, and 35 doctoral students. The CCMS Department offers specialty tracks in Media and Cultural Studies; Technology, Policy and Society; and Health Communication. The department emphasizes the Howard mission of social responsibility in its commitment to advance the education of and knowledge about African American and other under-represented communities. In keeping with the legacy of Howard University, the department is committed to the education and preparation of academicians and professionals who can assume positions of leadership and responsibility both nationally and internationally. Howard offers health benefits to married partners. Additional information about the CCMS Department and School may be found at:

Application Process 
Please submit: 1) a signed letter of application outlining your interests in and qualifications for the position; 2) a current vita (including e-mail address); 3) a recent publication, and 4) a list of three or more references. 
Send application materials by email to

Dr. Wei Sun
Search Committee Chair Department of Communication,
Culture & Media Studies Cathy Hughes School of Communications 
Howard University 525 Bryant St., NW Washington, DC, 20059 
Phone: 202-250-7402 

Review of applications will begin February 20, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Howard University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to a culturally diverse academic environment. Howard offers benefits to married couples.                                                                           

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