Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Government

Job Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Government
Position Number: FT-ACAD-GOV'T-12062016
Departments: Department of Law and Society
Reports To: Chair, Department of Law and Society
Job Status: Exempt

Position Summary

Houston Baptist University (HBU) is seeking applicants for a full-time faculty position in Government starting Fall 2017.   The ideal faculty member will be able to teach widely in American politics and institutions, core classes in American Government, and upper-division classes in political theory.  Candidates should be able to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and a willingness to serve as mentor and advisor to students.

Job Responsibilities

This position will also serve as Assistant Director of HBU’s Center for Law & Liberty.  The Center is dedicated to civic education and the advancement of America’s founding principles.   The Center holds teacher workshops, offers lectures, hosts speakers, and provides extracurricular events for students throughout the year.  Administrative duties will include assistance with event planning, attendance at hosted events, and occasional public speaking.

Houston Baptist University is a Christian liberal arts university dedicated to the development of moral character, the enrichment of spiritual lives, and perpetuation of growth in Christian ideals. HBU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should complete the online application and send a vita along with three letters of recommendation from professional references.


Candidates should have the appropriate terminal degree in field.

Additional Information

Houston Baptist University is committed to maintaining a teaching faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith. The Preamble to the By-Laws of the University sets forth a statement of belief which each University employee is expected to support and personify. Your submittal of an application for employment indicates your acceptance and affirmation of these statements.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements of personnel.


Background checks are performed on every new hire. If your application is selected to continue with the interviewing process you will be required to submit a Background Check form. If you decline, your application may be denied. By proceeding with the online application you understand and accept this process.

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