Open Rank Faculty - Public Policy (Hobby School of Public Affairs) - (FAC001590)
The Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston (UH) seeks to hire three tenured or tenure-track faculty members to begin in Fall 2021. Our school is new and we are growing. We are well-supported by UH and we are interested in applicants who will help chart the future of our school with fresh ideas, practical experience, and an interdisciplinary mindset. Our faculty include experts in theoretical, practical, and analytical disciplines associated with public policy and we seek to complement that collective expertise with the three new hires. The University of Houston is a Carnegie Designated Tier One Research University and is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse institutions in the nation.
Competitive candidates may have expertise in one or more of the following areas or in another foundational area of public policy or policymaking:
Philosophy or ethics of some area of public policy, including, but not limited to, education, energy, the environment, health, housing, immigration, or in a theoretical perspective such as race, gender, governance, or markets that cuts across and informs diverse policy areas.
Policy data formulation and analysis - Individuals with cross-cutting disciplinary and/or methodological interests are encouraged to apply. Candidates with strong formal and methodological skill sets in areas including, but not limited to, data visualization, decision algorithms, GIS, natural language processing, network analysis, small area models, survey research methods, laboratory and/or field experiments, and probabilistic forecasts are of high interest.
Some core area of public policy and policymaking, including, but not limited to, education, energy, the environment, foreign economic policy, health, housing, immigration, public finance, voting, political institutions, political economy, social mobility, urban and community development, or other significant public policy areas.
In the selection process, the Hobby School will prioritize collaborative scholars who demonstrate their experience and desire to: (1) engage in nationally-recognized, interdisciplinary work on significant public policy issues, (2) are interested in working with diverse populations, and (3) demonstrate an eagerness to contribute to undergraduate and graduate education and student success.
To apply, please provide the following:
- A Curriculum Vita
- A Letter of Interest
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness and commitment to mentoring students
- A statement of research specialization and interests
- Up to three representative papers
- Three names and email addresses of prospective writers of letters of recommendation. Upon receiving applications, references may be contacted via the online application system to submit letters directly for junior applicants, but not for senior applicants (we will inform applicants prior to asking for letters in that case).
The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and able to provide access to high-quality childcare spots at the University's Children's Learning Centers. The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to the search committee chair, James Granato, at email@example.com.
A Ph.D. in the discipline and a scholarly record consistent with the rank is required.
Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check. Incomplete applications may not be considered.
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