The Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership at the
Hobby School of Affairs invites applications for a two-year
Visiting Assistant Professor position in Ethics and Leadership to
begin September 1, 2022.
The goal of this Visiting Assistant Professor position is to
provide junior researchers who have recently received their PhDs
with an opportunity to develop their research program and make
contacts with people in their field prior to taking on a
tenure-track position. Teaching and service expectations are
relatively light. The Visiting Assistant Professor will teach one
course per semester for each semester during their two-year
appointment. The Visiting Assistant Professor will also be expected
to attend events sponsored by the Elizabeth Rockwell Center and
possibly to help to plan some events.
The salary is $75,000 per year plus medical and other benefits as
well as $4,000 per year in discretionary research funds for
conferences, books, and research travel. A small moving stipend
will also be available. Applicant should have earned their PhD
before beginning this position on September 1, 2022. We welcome
candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community
service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to
diversity and excellence.
Applications for this position should be submitted electronically
and should include:
1. A formal letter of application detailing your interest in this
position and relevant qualifications.
2. A curriculum vitae.
3. One research article or dissertation chapter.
4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available (e.g., student
evaluations, a teaching observation, a brief assessment by a
professor for whom you were at teaching assistant).
5. Three letters of reference.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021 and continue
until the position is filled. For questions about this position,
please contact Daniel Engster at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership
at the Hobby School of Public Affairs and University of
With over 45,000 students on the main campus and as one of the most
culturally and ethnically diverse public universities in the
nation, the University of Houston ( www.uh.edu
) is a Carnegie-Designated Tier
One Public Research University. The Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center
was created in the fall of 2020 with a $6.5 million endowment to
establish the Hobby School of Public Affairs as a nationally
recognized leader in ethics, leadership, and public policy.
Houston is the fourth largest and the most ethnically diverse city
in the country. It has multi-national industries, commercial
centers, the largest medical center in the world, a robust arts
community, professional sports, an entrepreneurial approach to new
technologies, and is the world capital for petroleum exploration
and energy. The Chronicle of Higher Education has named the
University of Houston as one of the best places to work.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action employer. Minorities, veterans, women and persons with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.
A Ph.D. is required for this position
Competitive candidates should have a PhD in political theory,
social and political philosophy, ethics, or leadership studies with
some connection to public policy. The Center is especially
interested in helping to promote diversity in these fields.
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.