Assistant/Associate Professor in Future Studies and Strategic Foresight

University of Houston in Texas

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted December 10, 2013
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time


The Department of Human Development and Consumer Sciences in the College of Technology at the University of Houston seeks qualified candidates for an Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Master of Science Degree Program in Futures Studies and Strategic Foresight. Candidates are expected to demonstrate their understanding of systems thinking and the tools and methods of long-term forecasting and planning the skills and knowledge to identify and understand the flow of change, describe expected and plausible alternative futures (scenarios), and develop visions and plans to work toward preferred futures. The appointment will begin in Fall 2014.


Qualified candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in an appropriate discipline and will have a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience. They should present evidence of their ability to develop curriculum and teach in at least two of the following areas: systems thinking and modeling, social systems analysis, trend tracking and analysis, long-term scenario forecasting, visioning, and strategic planning. Candidates should also document successful research and industry collaboration, positive post-secondary teaching, supervisory experience, the ability to assume a key role in the ongoing development of the Foresight program, and a demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity and diversity with a proven ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population.


Application Procedures:
Applications should include a letter of intent stating the candidate 's interests in the areas of teaching research/practice , and service to faculty and university-wide governance, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy that responds to the profile of the position, a portfolio of recent work and/or publications; and the names and contact information of three references to: Faculty Search .


Attn: Ms. Elizabeth Wingfield College of Technology University of Houston
300 Technology Building
Houston, TX 77204-4080


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Screening of candidates will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Rank and salary will be commensurate with the final candidate's credentials and experience.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer, Minorities,
women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.