University of St. Thomas

Assistant Professor in International 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 candidates for a full-time position of Assistant Professor of International Studies housed in the Department of International Studies & Modern Languages.

The Department of International Studies & Modern Languages at the University of St. Thomas is a multidisciplinary program providing quality education to the next generation of global leaders. The Department consists of six full-time faculty and offers four major programs, including International Studies, International Development, Global Cybersecurity, and Spanish, along with East Asia Studies and Latin American Studies minors and its own graduate program, Master in Diplomacy & Strategic Affairs.

We seek candidates with teaching and research interests in American diplomacy, international security, international law, and international organization. Preferences will be given to candidates specializing in the Middle Eastern or European region and quantitative methods.

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in International Studies, International Affairs, Political Science, or a related discipline and have prior teaching experience in related courses. Active contacts and experiences in the diplomatic world are highly preferred.

Interested candidates must provide the following: 1) a cover letter describing your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and service, detailing any connections to the mission of the University of St. Thomas; 2) a complete Curriculum Vitae; 3) a statement demonstrating a willingness to support the tenets of Catholic higher education as articulated in Ex Corde Ecclesiae; 4) a statement on your teaching philosophy; 5) teaching evaluations (if available); 6) three letters of reference.

The start date for the position is Fall 2023. Candidate must have a degree in hand by the start date. The review of applications will begin on November 20, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position can be addressed to Yao-Yuan Yeh, Chair of the International Studies & Modern Languages Department, yehy@stthom.edu.



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About University of St. Thomas

Company Mission:

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