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Elizabeth D. Rockwell Visiting Professor on Ethics and Leadership at the Hobby School of Public Affairs

The Elizabeth D. Rockwell Visiting Professor on Ethics and Leadership for 2022-24 is Sarah Munawar. Professor Munawar received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of British Columbia in 2019. Her teaching and research interests include Islamic Political Thought, Comparative Political Theory, Feminist Ethics of Care, and Disability Justice and De-Colonial Thought/Praxis. She is currently completing a manuscript entitled In Hajar’s Footsteps: A De-colonial and Islamic Ethic of Care.

Applications for the next EDR Center Visiting Professor will open in the fall of 2023.


The Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership at the Hobby School of Affairs invites applications for a two-year Visiting Professor position in Ethics and Leadership to begin September 1, 2024. Competitive candidates should have a PhD in political theory, social and political philosophy, ethics, or leadership studies with some connection to public policy. The Center is especially interested in helping to promote diversity in these fields.

The goal of this Visiting Professor position is to provide junior researchers who have recently received their PhDs with an opportunity to develop their research program and make contacts with people in their field prior to taking on a tenure-track position. Teaching and service expectations are relatively light. The Visiting Professor will teach one course per semester for each semester during their two year appointment. The Visiting Professor will also be expected to attend events sponsored by the Elizabeth Rockwell Center and possibly to help to plan some events.

The salary is $75,000 per year plus medical and other benefits as well as $4000 per year in discretionary research funds for conferences, books, and research travel. A small moving stipend will also be available. Applicants should have earned their PhD before beginning this position on September 1, 2024.

Applications for this position should include:

  • A formal letter of application detailing your interest in this position and relevant qualifications.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • One research article or dissertation chapter.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, if available (e.g., student evaluations, a teaching observation, a brief assessment by a professor for whom you were at teaching assistant).
  • Three letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin December 1 and continue until the position is filled. For questions about this position, please contact Daniel Engster at


About the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership at the Hobby School of Public Affairs and University of Houston

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. The Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center was created in the fall of 2020 with a $6.5 million endowment to establish the Hobby School of Public Affairs as a nationally recognized leader in ethics, leadership, and public policy.  

Houston is the fourth largest and the most ethnically diverse city in the country.  It has multi-national industries, commercial centers, the largest medical center in the world, a robust arts community, professional sports, an entrepreneurial approach to new technologies, and is the world capital for petroleum exploration and energy. The Chronicle of Higher Education has named the University of Houston as one of the best places to work.  

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, veterans, women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 Revised 3/29/22