Assistant/Associate Professor of Education

Job description

Position Title:

Assistant/Associate Professor of Education




Assistant or Associate Professor

FLSA status:


Hiring Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Type:

Full-Time Tenure Track


College of Education


School of Teaching & Learning

Open Date:



Contact Name:

Dr. Regina Smith


Assistant 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:

This is a full-time, tenure-track (9 month) position. The selected faculty member will teach 9 credits of graduate and undergraduate courses in early childhood education, elementary education, and other program areas as needed in the School of Teaching and Learning. Teaching duties are performed on the main campus in Huntsville, at off-site teaching locations, and online. Additionally, the selected faculty member will supervise field experiences, initiate and collaborate in research activities leading to scholarly publications and professional conference presentations, and pursue and secure external grant funding. The selected faculty member will be expected to attend and participate in meetings and committees at the program, departmental, college, and university levels.

Educational Requirements for the Position:

Ph.D./Ed.D. in Education, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Elementary Education, or closely related field.

Experience Required for the Position:

Must hold or be eligible for state public school teaching certification and have a minimum of three (3) years documented experience as a certified teacher in early childhood (PK) – 6th grade. Knowledge of standards and research-based curriculum and instruction in education (PK-6) with documented experience in data driven decision making, analysis, and assessment is required. Candidate should have a commitment to teaching in inclusive settings, working with diverse populations and implementing culturally responsive teaching, and community engagement. Experience working with field-based school sites is preferred. Documented experience teaching adult learners is preferred. Preference will be given to applicants with advanced preparation (18 or more graduate hours) in Early Childhood Education.

Other Requirements for the Position:

Preferred Qualifications include:
18 graduate hours in early childhood education.
Experience teaching in the early grades (PK-3).
Evidence of service to departmental, college, and university committees.
Participation in professional organization at local and national/international levels.
Record of scholarly productivity and evidence of emerging research agenda.
Demonstrated record of or potential for teaching excellence at the university level.
Demonstrated record of or potential for teaching excellence online and/or in hybrid courses.

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. 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.




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Job No:
Posted: 3/13/2021
Application Due: 5/12/2021
Work Type: Full Time