College Q&A: UHV continually hiring faculty, staff

Dec. 22, 2012 at 6:22 a.m.

How do I find out what employment opportunities are available at the University of Houston-Victoria?

As the University of Houston-Victoria's student enrollment has grown during the past decade, the number of faculty and staff positions also has increased.

There are job openings for faculty and staff positions posted throughout the year. A listing of the open positions can be found on UHV's job website, Job seekers can search the job openings at the main campus in Victoria and at UH Sugar Land and the UH System at Cinco Ranch, where UHV offers many of the programs. Applications can be submitted electronically on the same website.

At the time of the deadline for this column, there were 20 open faculty positions and seven open staff positions. If applicants are looking for a job in a specific department or have a specific job title in mind, there is a search function at the bottom of the search results page.

Each UHV online job opening contains the job description, minimum requirements and documents needed to apply, such as a resume or cover letter. Most openings also have a firm application deadline. An employee search committee reviews the submitted materials of each applicant and then makes decisions about how to proceed.

Once job seekers have submitted an application, they can log back into the website later to review the status of the position, edit an existing application or apply for a new job without having to re-enter the application information.

At last count, UHV had 578 employees. Laura Smith, UHV human resources director, said there are several reasons why the university is regarded as a good place to work.

"One of the things we are known for are the benefits that come with working at a state higher education institution," Smith said. "We offer flex time opportunities that aren't available at other workplaces in town, and we are one of the few employers left to offer single health insurance at no cost to the employee."

The UHV Human Resources website,, has information about employee benefits, forms and frequently asked questions.

UHV is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For more information about UHV employment, call human resources at 361-570-4801 or come by Room 117 of UHV University West, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St. The university is now closed for winter break. All offices will reopen on Jan. 2.

Do you have a question about the University of Houston-Victoria? Contact Jeremy Shapiro, UHV communications specialist, at 361-570-4296 or



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