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.
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
Required Attachments by Candidate: (1) a curriculum vita, (2) a letter of interest, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness and commitment to mentoring students, (4) a statement of research specialization and interests, (5) up to three representative papers, and (6) 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).
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.
Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Research Statement, Publications, Evidence of Effective Teaching
Internal Number: FAC001590
About Hobby School of Public Affairs
Interdisciplinary expertise and community visibility constitute the foundation of the Hobby School of Public Affairs. The Hobby School of Public Affairs offers a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree, as well as several dual degrees/accelerated pathway programs that are available via partnerships with other academic departments. The Hobby School’s research component is found within the Center for Public Policy, including programs and initiatives such as the Survey Research Institute, the Concept Visualization Lab, the EITM Summer Institute, and the Civitas Project. Public service and community engagement are also a vital component of the Hobby School as evidenced through Hobby Fellows, Leland Fellows, the Civic Houston Internship Program, the nationally-accredited Certified Public Manager program, the Civic Engagement Boot Camp, and various public events.
The Hobby School of Public Affairs is a Full Member of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) and Institutional Member of the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM). The Hobby School also maintains a Pi Alpha Alpha chapter, which is the global honors society for public affairs and administration.