The University of Texas at Austin - Civitas Institute

Employment Opportunities

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Open Rank)

The Civitas Institute at The University of Texas at Austin, in conjunction with the College of Liberal Arts, the McCombs School of Business, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs, invites applications for full-time tenure-track and tenured faculty positions at the assistant, associate, or full professor level. We seek outstanding candidates from a broad range of disciplines, including (but not limited to) political science, public affairs, philosophy, economics, and business, whose work speaks to the Civitas Institute’s broad thematic areas of interest: individual rights and civic virtue; constitutionalism and the rule of law; and free enterprise and markets. Ideal candidates will have excellent records of scholarship and ongoing research agendas, will become valuable members of core academic departments or schools through their efforts in teaching, research and scholarly activities, and will contribute to the intellectual life, governance, and programmatic development of the Civitas Institute. Preference is for advanced associate or full professors with tenure, though exceptional candidates for appointment at the tenure-track assistant professor level will also be given full consideration. 


Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field prior to their start date. Successful candidates will have a record of excellence in research commensurate with an appointment to a top-tier research university and a demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should apply via Interfolio and submit a letter of interest, CV, statement of teaching and research interests and contact information for three references (letters will be requested only for finalists.) Applications will be accepted until positions have been filled. Only complete applications will be considered. 

Inquiries can be directed to Justin Dyer.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.