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A major focus for UH's Provost, Dr. Paula Myrick Short (third from left) is to recruit and retain excellent and diverse faculty who are dedicated to teaching, scholarship, and community outreach.

Hobby School Organizing Searches for Three Faculty Positions: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

The Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston (UH) seeks to hire three faculty members at any rank for Fall 2021. We welcome a broad range of applicants, but are particularly interested in those who engage in public affairs and multidisciplinary research.

For more information or questions, please contact Jim Granato at

About the Hobby School

The Hobby School was recently created by the University of Houston System and offers incoming faculty the opportunity to join existing faculty in building and shaping the direction and culture of the school. The Hobby School emphasizes advanced social science methodology, leadership, and ethical analysis in its teaching, training, and research. The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One research institution and is the flagship campus of a state-assisted system that enrolls over 70,000 students. 

The Hobby School is well-positioned for evidence-based research in Houston, the nation’s fourth most populous American city. Houston is an international and multicultural city, and the University reflects this diversity. The University of Houston is recognized as being one of the most racially and ethnically diverse research institutions in the nation. As such, we welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. 

Houston itself is a laboratory for the future. It reflects what is happening in the United States and around the world in terms of demographic, cultural, political, and economic trends. Moreover, Houston ( boasts a high quality of life with the following attributes: (a) a growing economy, including a vibrant energy sector undergoing a transformative moment, robust manufacturing, and a bustling port which serves as a hub for international trade, the Johnson Space Center, and the Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical center, (b) rich traditions in music, theatre, art, and sports, (c) a diverse population, (d) award-winning restaurants reflective of many cultures, and (e) relatively low cost of living and affordability among large cities.

UH women faculty gather at the Center for ADVANCING UH Faculty Success. The center uses a data-driven approach to systemically transform institutional practices and campus climate in order to recruit, retain, and promote women and underrepresented faculty.

 UH is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.