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Recruiting Powerhouse Faculty


Great universities are comprised of a wide range of faculty members who have developed as a diverse community of teacher-scholars. The University of Houston is poised to become a prominent educational force globally, and as such, holds the responsibility for recruiting and retaining a diverse Powerhouse Faculty that will advance the University’s national competitiveness, student success, and community engagement goals.

The Office of the Provost through its office of Faculty Recruitment, Retention, Equity, and Diversity strives to ensure that the University of Houston recruits and retains an excellent and diverse faculty.  This is accomplished by partnering with search committees and stakeholders to identify and hire the best talent and making sure it is diverse and representative of the talent pool and the UH student population. This toolkit includes resources, guidelines and practical suggestions that will help make this task more productive and successful.

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UH Points of Pride

Please let the prospective UH Powerhouse Faculty know that The University of Houston is more than a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university; we are a community of groundbreakers and innovators.  We are marketplace leaders. We are thought provokers. We are transforming education. This is Cougar nation.

  • The University of Houston is ranked as the second most ethnically diverse major research universities in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2018).
  • Ranked among Best colleges in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2017, 2018).
  • #2 on Top 25 Best Undergraduate Programs for Entrepreneurship (The Princeton Review, 2018).
  • One of “Best Engineering Schools”(U.S. News & World Report, 2017, 2018).
  • University of Houston is designated a Hispanic Serving Institution.
  • University of Houston is designated an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution.
  • University of Houston (Bauer) is ranked No. 85 (tie) in Best Business Schools. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence(U.S. News & World Report, 2018).
  • 3 Law School Programs ranked in the Top 10 (U.S. News & World Report, 2018).
  • Students come to UH from more than 137 nations and from across the world.
  • University of Houston is ranked in the Top 20 in Best Online Graduate Education Programs. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence (U.S. News & World Report, 2019).
  • The University of Houston is located in close proximity to the Texas Medical Center, which is home to The MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT Medical School, Michael E. DeBakey Veteran’s Administration Medical Center, and Baylor College of Medicine, among other institutions. This environment is rich in potential for numerous collaborative opportunities.

Houston Points of Pride

Please let the prospective UH Powerhouse Faculty know that Houston, the country’s fourth largest city with 2.3 million residents, is a vibrant, international community committed to cultural and commercial progress, with an extraordinary mix of world-class arts, affordable housing, excellent school districts, booming business, diverse population and a time-honored spirit of enterprise.

  • Houston 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.
  • Houston has 20 cultural powerhouses, 500 arts organizations and 12,000 visual and performing arts organizations, 90 of which are devoted to multicultural and minority arts and is one of five U.S. cities that offer year-round resident companies in all major performing arts.
  • More than 145 languages are spoken throughout the Houston area.
  • With more than 10,000 restaurants, representing over 70 countries and American regions, to choose from, Houston has you covered with a variation of eateries.
  • 92 countries have consular offices in Houston, the third highest in the nation.
  • Houston has professional teams representing football, baseball, men’s basketball, and men and women’s soccer.                                                                                 
  • Third-largest Hispanic and third-largest Mexican population in the United States.
  • Houston boasts more than 40 colleges, universities and institutions - offering higher education options to suit all interests.
  • Houston is home to the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world, with a local economic impact of $20 billion. More than 106,000 people work within its facilities, which encompass 50 million square feet. Altogether 10 million patients visit them each year.
  • When comparing Houston's economy to a national economy, only 21 countries excluding the United States have a gross domestic product exceeding Houston's regional gross area product.
  • Houston ranks second in employment growth rate and fourth in nominal employment growth among the 10 most populous metro areas in the U.S.
  • Home to over 5,000 energy related firms, Houston is considered by many as the energy capital of the world.
  • Houston's economy has a broad industrial base in the energy, aeronautics, and technology industries: only New York City is home to more Fortune 500 headquarters.