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Urban Studies - Assistant Professor of Instruction - Full Time

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 11, 2023

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Urban Studies - Assistant Professor of Instruction - Full Time

College/School/Unit: College of Liberal Arts
Department: American Studies
Posted: Jun 2, 2023
Apply By: Open until filled


The Department of American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking a full-time lecturer (Assistant Professor of Instruction) to teach the following courses in Urban Studies:
  • Introduction to Urban Studies (URB301)
  • Race, Social Justice, and the City (URB322R)
  • Urban Studies Research Methods (URB315)
  • Internship and Service Learning (URB360)
  • Senior Project (URB370)
  • One additional course of the applicant's choosing

Please note this position starts in January 2024. The position is a full time, 9-month position and carries a 3 course per semester teaching load in spring and fall. The ideal applicant will have experience relevant to diverse career paths including the public, private, and non-profit sectors. ​​​​Responsibilities include developing and revising syllabi, grading assignments and exams, maintaining grade records, consulting with students, and overseeing the learning management system (Canvas). Some administrative responsibilities associated with the Urban Studies degree and the American Studies department are also associated with the position. Initial appointment is for one year, with expectation of renewal based on performance and availability of funding.


A PhD in a field such as urban geography, community and regional planning, urban development, urban sociology, urban anthropology or the equivalent is required, as well as teaching experience. Strong candidates will be able to demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence, experience with instructional design, and experience working in or with public, private, and non-profit organizations.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest; current resume/CV; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and the names of three individuals to contact for letters of recommendation. Three confidential recommendations will be requested for finalists. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applications must be made via Interfolio's ByCommittee solution. If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one prior to applying for the position. If you have questions about using Interfolio, please email or call (877) 997-8807.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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