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Clinical Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Program Coordinator (Educational Studies)

Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 31, 2024
Posting Details

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Named after Texas' legendary hero, General Sam Houston, the university boasts a rich historical legacy that resonates with the spirit of Texas, which provides a balance between a peaceful, natural setting and proximity to urban amenities. With a student population of over 21,000, SHSU offers a vibrant and dynamic community. SHSU has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas and just an hour drive north of Houston, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging.

SHSU offers compelling options for individuals seeking a fulfilling and impactful career including a superior benefit package , competitive salaries and a flexible work environment fostering work/life balance. SHSU offers programs that support a healthy work-life balance, contributing to employee well-being and job satisfaction, as well as, professional development opportunities with our educational assistance and dependent assistance programs.

Position Information

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Position Title
Clinical Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Program Coordinator (Educational Studies)


Clinical Assistant Professor

FLSA status

Hiring Salary

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Position Category

Position Type
Full-Time Non-Tenure Track

College of Education

Dept of Educational Leadership

Open Date


Refer Applicants To

Contact Name
Dr. Paul Eaton


Search Committee Chair
Department of Educational Leadership
TEC Room 319
Box 2119, SHSU Station
Huntsville, TX 77341-2119

Contact Phone

Contact Email

Position Details

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

Full-time, clinical, non-tenure-track (9 month) position teaching undergraduate courses and serving as the program coordinator for the BA in educational studies. The position will begin Fall 2024. In addition to the 9-month contract, summer teaching opportunities may be available.

Teaches in the online undergraduate, Bachelor of Arts program in educational studies. Serves as the undergraduate program coordinator. Engages in program advising/student mentoring and student recruitment efforts. Leads and collaborate on program growth and curricular initiatives.
Serves in program, department, institutional, state, regional, national, and international service opportunities. Works collaboratively with faculty, schools, districts, private educational agencies, community colleges, higher educational institutions, and agencies. Participates in professional organizations.

Educational Requirements for the Position

Earned Doctorate in educational leadership, educational administration, educational research, or related field by start date.

Experience Required for the Position

At least three years of related professional experience in K-12 instruction and/or administration, higher education leadership/college student affairs, private educational industry employment (test development, textbook sales/marketing, GED, career/workforce development, educational data analysts, human resources personnel, etc.). Demonstrated evidence of quality instruction, program development, and/or student recruitment. Experience teaching or co-teaching in face-to-face, online, and/or hybrid modality.

Other Requirements for the Position

Preference will be given to candidates with teaching or co-teaching experience in a college/university, K-12, and/or other educational setting. Preference will be given to candidates with experience using online learning technologies. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in student support: coaching, mentoring, and/or academic advising. Preference will be given to candidates with administrative experience in higher education, K-12, and private educational enterprises such as state testing services, educational program evaluation, etc. Preference will be given to candidates who can contribute to the state, regional, national, and/or international visibility of the department programs. Experience with student recruitment.

Special Instructions Summary

Cover letter should explain qualifications in the areas of teaching, service, undergraduate program coordination, program development, experience with student support (coaching, mentoring, and/or academic advising) and student recruitment. Cover letter should also address how the candidate would contribute to the success of the BA program, department, college, and university.

Please provide an up-to-date CV, contact information for three professional references (name, email address, phone number, etc.), and cover letter.

Please note: References provided in the References section of the application will receive an automated email reference request at the time the application is submitted.

Open Until Filled

EEO Statement

EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. 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
    • SHSU Recruiter
    • Other
  2. If your response to the question above was 'SHSU Employee' please indicate employee's name and department.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. If your response to the question above was 'Other' please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Will you have you earned doctorate degree in education, educational leadership, educational research, or related field by the start date?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience with online teaching technologies?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience teaching or co-teaching in K-12 settings?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have work experience at the post-secondary/higher education level?
    • Yes
    • No
Candidate Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3

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