University of St. Thomas

Assistant Director for St. John Paul II Studies

and Associate or Full Professor in Philosophy

St. John Paul II Institute

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 Assistant Director for St. John Paul II Studies and Associate or Full Professor position in the St. John Paul II Institute This position reports directly to the Director of the St. John Paul II Institute.


The Assistant Director for St. John Paul II Studies will have responsibilities for developing and managing the St. John Paul II studies program in the St John Paul II Institute. The programs include graduate MA and Certificate programs and undergraduate minor.

Administrative Duties will include

Recruiting and managing students and adjunct faculty
Advising students
Course development and resource acquisition
Promotion and marketing
Leading and teaching study abroad trips in Poland
Coordinate contacts with Polish scholars and Institutions
Cultivating contacts for fund raising efforts
Professorial duties: 2-3 graduate classes and 1-2 undergraduate classes per year; active scholarship and publication in the areas of expertise

Qualifications: PhD degree in philosophy required with expertise in Thomistic personalism and the thoughts of Karol Wojtyla;

A member of the Catholic Church in good standing is required.

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 identify in 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.

Target starting date: July 1 2022

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