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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (EXPIRED)

Hobby School of Public Affairs, University of Houston

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Applied Ethics and Political Philosophy
AOS categories Applied Ethics
Normative Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Ethics, Political Philosophy, Public Policy
AOC categories Applied Ethics
Normative Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Houston, Texas, United States
Start date Fall 2017
Job description

The Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston (UH) anticipates hiring one open-rank faculty member beginning in fall 2017 in the area of ethics or political theory and public policy.  

Ethical or political theory and public policy faculty are expected to be philosophers or political theorists who continue to expand their impact beyond disciplinary boundaries into public policy and applied ethics. 

Applicants for the position are expected to demonstrate a record predictive of future scholarly productivity, potential and commitment to develop and sustain a nationally competitive program of research with implications for public policy, capability and commitment to contribute to undergraduate and graduate programs and a doctoral degree or equivalent. The Hobby School emphasizes multidisciplinary collaboration and affiliation. Individuals with cross-cutting disciplinary and/or methodological interests are particularly encouraged to apply, as are those with interest in working with diverse populations.

With over 40,000 students on the main campus and one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse public universities in the nation, UH (www.uh.edu) is a Carnegie-Designated Tier One Public Research University. The Hobby School was recently created by the UH system and thus offers incoming faculty the opportunity to join existing faculty in building and shaping the direction and culture of the school. The Hobby School emphasizes advanced social science methodology and political philosophy in its teaching, training, and research.

The Hobby School is well-positioned for impactful research in Houston, the nation’s fourth (soon to be third) most populous American city. Houston itself is a laboratory for the future, as it reflects what is happening in the United States in terms of demographic and economic trends. Moreover, Houston (www.houston.org) boasts a high quality of life with the following attributes: (a) a growing economy, including oil & gas, the Johnson Space Center, and the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical center, (b) rich traditions in music, theatre, art, and sports, (c) a diverse population, (d) award winning restaurants reflective of many cultures, and (e) relatively low cost/affordability among large cities.

Interested individuals are asked to apply at https://jobs.uh.edu and to include a letter of interest, statements of teaching philosophy and interests and research interests, three names and email addresses of prospective writers of letters of recommendation (i.e., referees), a curriculum vita, up to three representative papers, and evidence of excellence in teaching. Upon receiving applications, referees may be contacted via the online application system to submit letters directly for junior applicants, but not for senior applicants. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled. Questions may be directed to Jeffrey Church (jchurch@central.uh.edu).

Committed to the active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body, UH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, the search committee anticipate holistically assessing the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research, or other work activities. For the complete UH nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see the Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Statement at http://www.uh.edu/af/universityservices/policies/sam/1GenAdmin/1D5.pdf. The position is also subject to the University of Houston’s background check policy.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://jobs.uh.edu
Deadline for full consideration: February 1, 2017, 12:00am CST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact name Jeffrey Church
Contact email
Contact phone 713-743-3914
Time created January 20, 2017, 1:38pm EST
Scheduled expiry date August 8, 2017, 11:20am CST
Expired on May 24, 2017, 9:38am CST
Last updated July 24, 2017, 3:00pm EST
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