University of St. Thomas

Assistant Professor

Center for Irish Studies

The University of St. Thomas (www.stthom.edu ) is Houston’s Catholic University, committed to the religious, ethical, and intellectual traditions of Catholic higher education. Located in Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth largest city, the campus is just steps from downtown, Museum District, Innovation Corridor, and the famed Texas Medical Center. UST is a diverse and vibrant urban environment with professional opportunities and we are currently seeking applications from outstanding candidates for a full-time, term faculty member, Assistant Professor of Irish History with the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies in the inter-disciplinary Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Global Affairs.

Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities for this position include teaching history courses in support of Irish Studies programming. The person taking this position, depending on the candidate’s academic background, also will support programming in History, International Studies, and Political Science. The ideal candidate would be able to teach a variety of interdisciplinary courses on aspects of Irish history, politics, and culture. Demonstrated research or teaching experience in the history and politics of Ireland, Britain, and the United Kingdom, International Studies focusing on British and European history and politics, the European Union and current events, or comparative politics would be desirable. The person in this position will conduct service work in support of the Center for Irish Studies and the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Global Affairs. The person in this position also will be involved in promoting student participation in Irish Studies, History, International Studies, and Political Science classes, study abroad, and cultural outreach events.

Educational Prerequisites: A conferred Ph.D. in History, which may intersect with other areas of Irish Studies, International Studies, European history, political science, or a related field, is required by the contract start date and before the beginning of the Fall 2023 semester.

Application Process: At the time of application, interested candidates should submit a cover letter indicating teaching qualifications, curriculum vitae, and a statement demonstrating a willingness to support and advance the tenets of Catholic higher education as articulated in Ex Corde Ecclesiae. See the discussion of Ex Corde Ecclesiae: Candidates also should submit unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts and may submit evidence of teaching effectiveness (which may include teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, etc.).

Deadlines and other requirements: Applications with the above-referenced information are due on or before February 15, 2023. Additionally, once the candidate has been notified that he or she is on the “short list”, three confidential professional references and official graduate transcripts are required by March 31, 2023. All applications and required materials and references must be submitted to UST’s Human Resources Department through stthom.applicantpro.com.

Start date: The start date for the contract is August 1, 2023. Teaching will begin in the Fall of 2023. Inquiries about the position, the Irish Studies program, and other programs within the Division and any other information should be directed to Lori Gallagher, JD, Director of the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies, at gallagl@stthom.edu.



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About University of St. Thomas

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Our founding was inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, a 2,000-year-old practice of uniting faith and reason to explore the world. As a Catholic university, we develop future leaders of all faiths looking to make a positive impact on the world. And, we are the only academic institution in Minnesota to be designated a “Changemaker Campus,” meaning social innovation, entrepreneurship and caring for the common good are built into everything we do. Our three campuses in St. Paul, downtown Minneapolis and Rome, Italy, offer unique learning and living opportunities.


Full time benefit eligible position including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation, retirement 403b plan, and tuition remission