Below is a list of current open positions in the Cathy Hughes School of Communications

Department of Communication, Culture and Media Assistant Professor Position

The Communication, Culture, and Media Studies Department (CCMS), a doctoral studies program in the Cathy Hughes School of Communications at Howard University, seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure track assistant professor position in the area of new and emerging media. The appointment begins August 16, 2023. The successful candidate will teach doctoral-level courses full-time. A PhD in mass communication, new media, media studies, or related field is required.

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. 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 Overview

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. CCMS has 5 full-time faculty, an additional 17 affiliate faculty, and 38 doctoral students. The department offers three specialty tracks: 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-served communities.


The Candidate’s primary responsibilities include taking an active role in research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate will teach doctoral courses in research methodologies, communication theory, and in their area of expertise. Applicants must hold an earned doctorate in communications, possess a record of published scholarship, and have experience teaching graduate students. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate the potential for producing and maintaining an ongoing program of research. Preference will be given to candidates who have proven teaching proficiency. The candidate should demonstrate a record of success contributing to excellence in teaching, mentoring and research within diverse campus environments and a firm commitment to assisting the department’s efforts to support the university’s mission ( The ideal candidate will be able to teach in two of the Department’s foci; with a primary specialization in Technology, Policy and Society and a secondary expertise in either Media and Cultural Studies or Health Communication.

Additional information about the CCMS Department and School may be found at: Please send a cover letter and current CV to the search committee chair Dr. Monica Ponder by January 6, 2023.

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