Faculty Openings : College of Education
Multiple Faculty Positions - Education - Tenure-Track and Clinical Non-Tenure-Track
Learning Sciences; Community Health; Counseling Psychology; Mathematics Education; School Psychology; Educational Assessment and Accountability; K-20 Pipeline Education Policy; Language Arts/Reading Education; and, Health Promotion
Built by strong-willed and visionary entrepreneurs with bold and innovative ideas for transforming the world through education, healthcare, business, space travel, and the arts, Houston is a thriving and generous city with significant international influence and impact.
More than 1.2 million school-aged children and over 250,000 higher education students live in the Houston area, and their numbers are rapidly growing. We seek accomplished colleagues from varied disciplines who aspire to create and scale sustainable solutions for educating and optimizing the lives of these learners.
Over the next three years, we will recruit more than a dozen new faculty to our College.
We seek scholars with records or strong potential of securing state, federal, foundation and/or venture capital funding to support their research efforts. We also seek seasoned practitioners with records of innovative leadership in urban schools/healthcare/human services and passion for reshaping and enhancing our capacity to prepare the most effective teachers, school leaders, counselors, psychologists, and health care experts. Successful candidates for both tenure track and clinical positions will embrace a strong commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration and a commitment to active participation in our faculty governance process.
About the University of Houston:
With new construction and renovation occurring across a beautiful 667-acre campus, UH enrolls over 40,000 students and is emerging as the next Tier 1 University and second largest residential campus in Texas. Designated both as a very high research and community engagement university by the Carnegie Foundation, UH is also ranked among the Top American Research Universities (2010 TARU report). The Chronicle of Higher Education lists UH as one of the best colleges at which to work, and the Princeton Review has named UH as one of America's best colleges for undergraduates. UH is also a member of the world-renowned Texas Medical Center.
Tenure Track Faculty Positions:
All tenure track positions are OPEN RANK. Departmental affiliation and tenure assignment will depend on the professional background of the candidate. Successful candidates will have an accomplished record of research, demonstrated instructional abilities, and quantitative and qualitative analysis expertise.
- Learning Sciences expert to support the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the learning sciences from a variety of perspectives, including education, psychology, instructional technology, or cognitive science. Preference will be given to individuals with expertise related to cognitive development or how cognition interacts with academic, affective and behavioral development within the context of teaching and learning.
- Two Community Health experts who can contribute to ongoing interdisciplinary efforts to holistically understand the contributions to important health outcomes.
- Counseling Psychologist with behavioral health expertise and capacity for contributing to ongoing interdisciplinary efforts to holistically understand the contributions to important health outcomes.
- Mathematics Education expert with capacity to contribute to integrated STEM research, course development and instruction at the graduate level.
- Two School Psychologists who can contribute to ongoing interdisciplinary efforts to understand behavioral interventions and assessment in K-12 school/medical contexts.
- Educational Assessment and Accountability expert with analytical expertise with large-scale databases and strong quantitative skills (e.g. survey methods, multilevel modeling). Successful applicants will contribute to the ongoing efforts to address the increasing demands of and for assessment and associated outcomes in P-20 settings.
- K-20 pipeline Education Policy expert whose scholarship addresses policy issues related to public school systems, universities, governmental agencies, and nonprofits and has strengthened programs and policies for all students, focusing on students who are not traditionally seen as college-bound. The ideal candidate will also contribute to the College's broader research on the role of diversity and intercultural competence in the school-to-college pipeline.
Clinical Faculty Positions
Successful applicants in all Clinical positions will participate in course and program development; course instruction, typically as a 4-4 teaching load; student advising; and community outreach activities, as appropriate to each program. Applicants with an earned doctorate in a relevant field will be considered; a record of strong teaching skills at the post-secondary level, with at least three years of experience in teaching or leadership at the appropriate elementary, middle and/or secondary level, or other related experience, is preferred.
- Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor in Language Arts/Reading Education to teach undergraduate and/or post-baccalaureate/Masters certification level Language Arts/Reading courses at the elementary and secondary levels.
- Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Health Promotion to deliver courses in upper level undergraduate epidemiology and health. Applicants from relevant health fields such as public health, health education, allied health, kinesiology, and psychology, are preferred.
Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.
Applicants should submit a letter of application/interest which describes: (1) area of current research interest and external funding history or potential (for tenure track positions), (2) teaching experience and philosophy, and (3) interest and qualifications for the position.
Please upload a curriculum vita and the letter of application/interest described above at www.coe.uh.edu/search.
You will also have an opportunity at this site to supply the names of references and their contact information. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action:
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.