Department Chair/Associate or Full Professor of Education

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 09, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Position Title Department Chair/Associate or Full Professor of Education Requisition 202000097F Rank Associate or Full Professor FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Position Category Position Type Full-Time Tenure Track College College of Education Department School of Teaching & Learning Quicklink
Contact Name Dr. Kristina Vargo Title

Associate Professor
Sam Houston State University
School of Teaching and Learning
Box 2119
Huntsville, Texas 77340-2119

Contact Phone 936-294-4099 Contact Email
Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The chair position is a full-time, tenured faculty position. The School of Teaching and Learning offers undergraduate coursework in Education; Master’s degrees in Comparative and Global Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Reading/Language Arts, Special Education, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages; and a Doctoral degree in Literacy.

The chair will work collaboratively with faculty to encourage and support the diverse goals of individual faculty members, staff members, students, and programs within the School of Teaching and Learning. The chair will maintain an open-door presence on campus; promote K-12 partnerships with EC-12 schools in the area; lead and coordinate strategic planning and curriculum development for the department by working side-by-side with all members of the department; coordinate accreditation and program approval initiatives; manage the School’s budget and financial decisions; evaluate faculty and staff performance; provide service to the University, community, and profession; actively participate in student recruitment; facilitate professional development programs for faculty and staff; support the pursuit of external funding opportunities; and promote and support initiatives related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Educational Requirements for the Position

Earned Doctorate in Education or related field.

Experience Required for the Position

The candidate must have experience in the following: K-12 education, University teaching; teacher preparation; leadership in higher education; and curriculum development including online program development. The candidate must have a strong record of scholarly productivity; demonstrate a record of service in relevant professional organizations at the state and national levels; and must qualify for appointment at the level of Associate or Full professor.

Other Requirements for the Position

Preferred experience as a department chair or administrator at the University level.

Special Instructions Summary Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • Other
  2. If your response to the question above was 'Other' please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Candidate Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research & Goals
  5. Letter of Recommendation 1
  6. Letter of Recommendation 2
  7. Letter of Recommendation 3
  8. Reference Contact Information
  9. Transcripts
Optional Documents

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