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Instructional Assistant Professor - Civic Engagement and Community - Engaged Learning

University of Houston
Houston, TX
The Honors College at the University of Houston invites applications for a promotion-eligible Instructional Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2023. We seek applicants whose teaching, research, and service interests focus on Civic Engagement and Community-Engaged Learning.

Ability and willingness to teach the Introduction to Civic Engagement seminar (HON 3331) and to teach new or existing courses in one or more of the following Honors College Minors is required: Phronesis (an interdisciplinary minor in politics and ethics); Global Engagement and Research; Data and Society; or Leadership Studies. Information on the minors may be found at

The position requires teaching two courses per semester and a leadership contribution to co-curricular community engagement programs in the College. There is a particular need for faculty collaboration with the College’s Bonner Leaders program. Information on the College’s co-curricular offerings can be found at and information on the Bonner Leaders program can be found at The successful candidate will demonstrate teaching effectiveness and a strong commitment to mentoring undergraduates with a broad array of majors in an interdisciplinary, liberal arts environment. The position requires a PhD completed by August 2023, in a social science or humanities 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; a CV; a Teaching Statement that addresses how the candidate would contribute to the Honors curriculum in one or more of the areas listed above; a Community-Engaged Learning Statement that describes how the candidate would contribute to co-curricular programs in the Honors College; and the names and contact information for three letters of recommendation. Questions about the position may be directed to the search committee via Jesse Rainbow at [email protected]. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

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

Ph.D. required by August 2023.

Organization: H0078 Dean, Honors College
Employee Status: Regular/Benefits
Job Posting: Nov 17, 2022, 3:52:09 PM

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