Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Chair, Department of Sociology and Criminology

Posted: 11/17/2019 (Employment)

The Department of Sociology and Criminology seeks a dynamic, energetic leader with the ability to effectively engage faculty, staff, students, and external constituencies in a collegial and collaborative manner. The ideal candidate will have a proven record of excellence in scholarship, academic leadership, faculty development, fundraising, and financial management.

The Chair represents the Department as part of the college’s leadership team, and is primarily responsible for the recruitment, development, and retention of the Department’s faculty and staff. Other responsibilities will include resource attainment, financial management, and stakeholder-relationship management. The Chair manages a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students and oversees a broad curriculum, so the ideal candidate must be adept at building and supporting multi-disciplinary partnerships and outreach activities, within a diverse community.

The ideal candidate must have an active and vibrant research agenda, be able to model intellectual leadership, be knowledgeable about higher education trends and issues, and be collaborative in developing team-focused, data-driven approaches to problem solving.  

Working in partnership with the senior administration of the College of Arts & Science, the successful candidate will be expected to embrace and contribute to the missions of the Department and University.

Applications should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae.  Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled. Confidential review of materials and screening of candidates will begin immediately.

Contact Information:

Dr. Nikki Taylor

Chair, Department of History and Sociology

 and Criminology Chair Search Committee

Howard University

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Location: Howard University (Open until filled)