University of St. Thomas

Chair and Open Rank Professor


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 a visionary scholar/teacher, and accomplished program manager, steeped in the liberal arts, to fill a full-time, open rank position in Communication, to lead the program beginning August 2023.

To be considered for this position, candidates must hold a doctorate in one of the following or allied areas: Communication, Digital Media, Information, Journalism or Political Science, for instance.

The successful candidate must demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset with regard to program innovation, and be able to energize the technical/professional and philosophical/research dimensions of the program for global impact. UST’s Communication program is ready for a leader able to capitalize on cross-campus connections, to build an interdisciplinary program for the current age.

Interested candidates must provide a comprehensive resume and cover letter, evidence of a commitment to teaching excellence, and three professional references.

Candidates must also submit a statement demonstrating a firm commitment to advance the mission of Catholic higher education as it is articulated in Ex Corde Ecclesiae.

In order to ensure a harmonious and fruitful relationship between new faculty and the university, applicants are encouraged to consider carefully the university’s understanding of its Catholic mission as described here: https://www.stthom.edu/Offices-and-Services/Human-Resources/Index.aqf [scroll down to “Faculty Employment” – Learn More]


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.


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