ACIS Logo Professor of Irish History and Core Fellow – History (Open Rank Faculty)

Professor of Irish History and Core Fellow
(Open Rank Faculty)

The University of St. Thomas Houston (UST) ( is seeking a full-time Open Rank Faculty Professor of Irish History to join the endowed William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies and the UST Department of the Core.

The Center for Irish Studies offers an interdisciplinary minor and a graduate concentration within the Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) Program.

Core Fellows form the nucleus of the permanent teaching faculty dedicated to the undergraduate Core Curriculum, which operates as a distinct department in the Division of Liberal Studies.

Applicants should be qualified to teach courses in Irish history and other types of European and world history. They should provide evidence of a scholarly agenda directly related to their teaching specializations. Applicants also should share the Core’s commitment to a classical liberal arts education in the Catholic Tradition, embracing the thought of St. John Henry Newman and Josef Pieper.

A record of teaching excellence is required. A background in the liberal arts or great books is highly desirable for prospective Core Fellows. Good teaching must be informed by ongoing independent scholarship and a serious research agenda. A conferred Ph.D. in History, Irish History or related fields is required by the contract start date of August 1, 2024.

Application Process: Candidates should submit:

  • A Cover Letter that directly addresses the applicant’s qualifications to teach courses in the Irish Studies minor and graduate concentration in the MLA programs and the Core Curriculum (history and other disciplines)
  • A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and commitment to teaching excellence (i.e., peer review of teaching; student and administrative evaluations)
  • Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • A statement demonstrating an understanding of the university’s Catholic mission, including a thoughtful, substantive reflection on the candidate’s dedication to UST’s mission as expressed in UST’s Mission Statement and Ex corde ecclesiae. See also

Deadlines and other requirements: This position will remain open until filled. The committee will begin reviewing applications on January 30, 2024. All applications and required materials and references must be submitted to UST’s Human Resources Department through Materials also should be submitted via email directly 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: January 25, 2024