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The Honors College at the University of Houston invites applications for an Instructional Assistant Professor. The position is promotion-eligible, non-tenure track, to begin in Fall 2024. We seek applicants with experience teaching core texts and major works within a great books approach, with a preferred specialization in either Classics or European Intellectual History. A Ph.D. completed by Spring 2024 is required. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

The teaching responsibilities for this position include three classes each semester: two discussion sections each semester in the Honors College’s signature first-year course, The Human Situation (, and a third course each semester in one of our interdisciplinary minors ( The Human Situation is team-taught by scholars from a variety of humanities disciplines. Faculty lead small, writing-intensive discussion sections and take turns teaching in a large, combined lecture section. The responsibilities of the position include 70% teaching, 20% service, and 10% research.

To apply, please submit a CV, names and contact information for three letters of recommendation, a sample of published work or scholarly writing, and a cover letter that addresses your experience and approach to teaching in a seminar-style great books course. Letters of recommendation will be requested at the interview stage.

Review of applications will begin February 26, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct questions about the position to the search committee chair, Jesse Rainbow, at

The Honors College cultivates a community of agile and innovative thinkers, engaged citizens, and life-long learners. Its 2,500 students come from majors across the University to take intellectually challenging courses (generally taught as small seminars), interdisciplinary minors and programs that emphasize speaking and writing, encourage critical inquiry in disciplined conversation, and promote active learning and principled leadership.

With over 45,000 students on the main campus and as one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse public universities in the nation, the University of Houston ( is a Carnegie-Designated Tier One Public Research University. Houston is the nation’s fourth largest city and one of the most culturally diverse. It offers a great quality of life that includes affordable housing options in excellent school districts, world-class arts, pro sports, award-winning cuisine and employment opportunities in numerous industries throughout the region.

Application Materials

Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the university are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Publications

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and recognizes protected classes of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), genetic information, religion, age (40 and above), national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or status, and gender expression as required by federal law. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.