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Stephen F Austin State University
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Start date
Oct 11, 2023

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Position Type
Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


The University of Texas System (UT System) Board of Regents is seeking an exceptional president to lead Stephen F. Austin State University, a new member of The University of Texas System. As the chief executive officer of SFA, the President leads development and implementation of goals and strategies to achieve the University’s mission. Stephen F. Austin State University, the newest member of The University of Texas System, began a century ago as a teachers’ college in Texas’ oldest town, Nacogdoches. Today, it has grown into a regional institution comprising six colleges — business, education, fine arts, forestry and agriculture, liberal and applied arts, and sciences and mathematics. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, SFA provides the academic breadth of a comprehensive university with the personalized attention of a liberal arts college.


Nestled in a pine tree sanctuary, the main campus encompasses 421 acres that include 36 academic facilities, nine residence halls, and 68 acres of recreational trails that wind through six gardens. With the inclusion of its off-campus Todd Agricultural Research Center, DeWitt School of Nursing Complex, and aviation program hangars, SFA is spread across 1,210 acres of land in Nacogdoches County.


The University offers more than 80 bachelor’s degree programs, more than 40 master’s degrees, and four doctoral degrees, covering more than " 120 areas of study. Small class sizes, with a student-faculty ratio of 17:1, ensure students receive personalized attention from faculty members who are active mentors.


SFA’s ""athletic teams compete in 18 intercollegiate sports at the NCAA Division I level. In addition, " live performances, cultural programs, and special events occur throughout the year.


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The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to the values of Stephen F. Austin State University, a member of The University of Texas System. More information about SFA and the search, including a position description with a full list of qualifications and qualities sought in the next President, is available at


Confidential applications and nominations will be accepted until the new President is selected and may be submitted to Applications should consist of a substantial letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and a list of five professional references with full contact information. No references will be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. The position is open until filled but only applications received by Wednesday, December 6, 2023, can be assured full consideration. The University of Texas System is being assisted by Academic Search. Confidential discussions about this opportunity may be arranged by contacting consultants Ann Hasselmo at and Chris Butler at


The University of Texas System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. Reasonable disability accommodation may be requested by contacting the Office of Human Resources.

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