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University of St. Thomas

Assistant Professor of Irish Studies &

Assistant Director of the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies

The University of St. Thomas ( ) is Houston’s Catholic University, committed to the religious, ethical, and intellectual traditions of Catholic higher education. Located in Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth largest city, the campus is just steps from downtown, the Museum District, the Innovation Corridor, and the famed Texas Medical Center. UST is a diverse and vibrant urban environment with professional opportunities. 

We are currently seeking applications from outstanding candidates for a full-time, term faculty member, Assistant Professor of Irish Studies and Assistant Director of the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies, in the inter-disciplinary Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Global Affairs. The Center’s Mission is:

  • To preserve Irish heritage and culture
  • To promote peace and reconciliation around the world
  • To serve as a premier center for Irish and Irish American Studies in Texas and the Southwest offering outstanding educational opportunities to our students and community

Responsibilities: The primary responsibilities for this position will be to teach courses in Irish Studies in support of the University’s flagship Irish Studies programming. Candidates should have a strong academic background in Irish Studies as well as in their areas of expertise within Irish Studies. The person in this position will also be expected to teach courses in other disciplines within his/her expertise. Areas of academic focus that will be considered for the position will include Irish Literature, Drama and Film, Political Science, History, International Studies and Irish Language. Responsibilities will also include promoting student participation in Irish Studies, taking students on study abroad, and helping manage and coordinate the Center’s cultural outreach programing. 


Educational Prerequisites: A conferred Ph.D. in Irish Studies or related fields, is required by the contract start date and before the beginning of the Fall 2023 semester.


Application Process: At the time of application, interested candidates should submit:

  • Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts 
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness 
  • A Curriculum Vitae 
  • A Cover Letter
  • A statement of willingness to support and advance the tenets of Catholic higher education as articulated in Ex Corde Ecclesiae. See the discussion of Ex Corde Ecclesiae on the UST Human Resources website.


Deadlines and other requirements: This position will remain open until filled. The committee will begin reviewing applications on April 15, 2023. All applications and required materials and references must be submitted to UST’s Human Resources Department through Materials should also be submitted via email directly to the Center for Irish Studies at


Start date: The start date for the contract is August 1, 2023. Teaching will begin in the Fall of 2023. Inquiries about the position, the Irish Studies program, and other programs within the Division and any other information should be directed to Lori Gallagher, JD, Director of the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies, at


The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Published on: April 4, 2023