University of St. Thomas – Houston


Open-Rank Professor – General Psychology (AY 2024-2025)

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, invites applications from outstanding candidates for a full-time, non-tenure track, Open-Rank Professor position in the Department of Psychology. Candidates with demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness and student engagement will be given priority.

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. While applicants need not be Catholic, they must be able to support the University as it seeks to be faithful to and embody the riches of the Catholic intellectual tradition.

The start date for the position is August 1, 2024. Review of applications will begin October 30, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Applications will only be considered with fully completed required documents.


This position will teach required courses, as determined by the Department Chair, as well as have the freedom to propose new courses that fit their expertise and interests. This position will teach an annual course load of 24 contact hours at the undergraduate level for the Psychology Department. The successful candidate will provide service work as needed by the department and the university, such as academic advising in support of the department (undergraduate level). New hire will be required to conduct necessary service and maintain active research portfolio per current policy for Promotion & Tenure.


Ph.D. in Psychology (area of expertise open). ABD in Psychology will be considered but the degree must be completed by the time of appointment. Excellence in teaching and service; and a commitment to the university’s mission are requirements for the position. Administrative experience a plus.

Applicants must provide:

A reflective response on Ex Corde Ecclesiae as outlined here: https://www.stthom.edu/Offices-and-Services/Human-Resources/Index.aqf#FacultyEmployment
Cover Letter addressing qualifications for the position
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Philosophy of Teaching
Demonstration of Teaching Effectiveness (e.g., official teaching evaluations)
Three Letters of Recommendation

For additional information or questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Crystal D. Tran, Chair, Department of Psychology, at trandn1@stthom.edu.

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.