Department Chair/Associate or Full Professor of Education

Job description

Position Title:

Department Chair/Associate or Full Professor of Education




Associate or Full Professor

FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Position Type:

Full-Time Tenure Track


College of Education


School of Teaching & Learning

Open Date:



Contact Name:

Dr. Kristina Vargo


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

Contact Phone:


Contact Email:

[email protected]

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.

Open Until Filled:


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.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/9/2021
Application Due: 3/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time