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Instructional Assistant Professor - Medical Humanities/Historian of Medicine

University of Houston
Houston, TX

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Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Health & Medical, Medicine
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Honors College at the University of Houston invites applications for the promotion-eligible position of Instructional Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2023. Disciplinary expertise is open, however applicants should demonstrate how their teaching and research interests lie within the health and medical humanities, broadly construed.

The successful candidate will teach small Honors sections of the “Readings in Medicine and Society” each semester. This is the foundation course in the interdisciplinary Medicine and Society minor, one of the Honors College’s seven interdisciplinary minors. The candidate will also teach an upper-level seminar of their own design that contributes to the minor. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will serve as the Director of the Medicine and Society minor, which enrolls 500 students and includes several co-curricular programs. Experience working with undergraduate students in the pre-health professions and collaborating in co-curricular activities is preferred. Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant field.

As a national leader in curricular and co-curricular education, the Honors College cultivates a community of agile and innovative thinkers, engaged citizens, and life-long learners. Its 2,500 students come from majors across the University to take intellectually challenging courses (generally taught as small seminars), minors, and programs that emphasize speaking and writing, encourage critical inquiry in disciplined conversation, and promote active learning and principled leadership.

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 ( is a Carnegie-Designated Tier One Public Research University. 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.

To apply, please submit an online application that will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample and the names and contact information for three letters of recommendation. For full consideration submit your application by December 15th, 2022.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Ph.D. is required.

Organization: H0078 Dean, Honors College
Employee Status: Regular/Benefits
Job Posting: Oct 10, 2022, 2:04:08 PM

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