University of St. Thomas

Director and Open Rank Professor

Master of Public Policy and Administration and Political Science

The University of St. Thomas (UST), a private Catholic University committed to the liberal arts and the religious and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, located in Houston, Texas, near the vibrant central business district, Texas Medical Center, and museum district, is seeking applicants for a full-time Director and Open Rank Professor position of the Master of Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) Program and Political Science. This position reports directly to the Division Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Global Studies.


Position begins August 2022.

The primary responsibilities for this position include teaching courses in support of the MPPA and political science programs and serving as the director of the MPPA program. This role also includes academic and internship advising, program recruitment and marketing, class schedules and curricular development, and engaging in cross-campus communications to ensure effective processes related to admissions, marketing, and registration.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in public administration or policy, political science, or related discipline and have prior teaching experience in MPPA-related courses. Active contacts in federal, state, and local government and applied public sector experience are highly preferred.

Applications for this position should include the following materials: a letter of interest, transcripts, a statement concerning the mission of Catholic higher education in light of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and three letters of reference submitted by recommenders.

The University of St. Thomas is committed to hiring faculty who can help it not only fulfill its integrated mission – the formation of the whole person for flourishing in this life and the next – but also advance it in new ways. The University’s Catholic identity is the center of this mission, a Catholicism expressed for our own age by the Catechism of the Catholic Church and Pope St. John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae. The University asks all candidates applying for this position to consider these documents to ensure their professional goals and practices can align with them.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer


For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.