Visiting Assistant Professor - Ethics and Leadership

University of Houston

United States

December 1, 2021


Visiting Assistant Professor - Ethics and Leadership - (FAC001885)


: H0128 Hobby School of Public Affairs


Commensurate with experience



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 to https: // www. 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

About the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership at the Hobby School of Public Affairs and University of Houston

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. 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.

Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Letters of Recommendation, Writing Samples, Evidence of Effective Teaching

Employee Status

: Regular/Benefits

Job Posting

: Aug 24, 2021, 12:07:39 AM

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