Chair, Curriculum and Instruction

Employer
Texas State University
Location
San Marcos

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Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Title:

Chair, Curriculum and Instruction

Job Posting Number:

202316TTL

Job Location:

San Marcos

Department:

Curriculum And Instruction

Position Description:

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas State University, a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) located in San Marcos, Texas, invites applications for the position of Department Chair.

University:Founded in 1899 as a teaching college, Texas State University is now home to about 38,000 students. The university holds a Carnegie classification of Doctoral University-High Research Activity (R2) and is engaged in a strategic plan to attain eligibility for the State of Texas’ Tier One National Research University Fund and the Carnegie R1 designation. The university president has articulated a clear vision for both research and teaching excellence, with an emphasis on student success.

Texas State University is located along the beautiful San Marcos River. San Marcos is in the center of the Central Texas Innovation Corridor, 40 minutes south of Austin and 60 minutes north of San Antonio, and is rich in vibrant and eclectic communities. The campus is situated within a public school district that is attended by more than 50 percent Latinx students and implements diverse bilingual education programs.

Department:
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction develops education professionals who are knowledgeable and skilled leaders in their fields, are ethical and caring in their actions, and appreciate the rich diversity that defines our school and social contexts. Through university, school, community, and professional partnerships, we advance scholarship and pedagogy that influence education practice and policy. The Department offers doctoral, master’s, baccalaureate, and certification programs. It is also the largest university-based producer of teachers in Texas, For more information www.txstate.edu/ci/.

Responsibilities:
We seek candidates who share our commitment to educational equity and to social justice and who are qualified and committed to serving in an HSI, including contributing to campus and departmental environments that are positive and affirming of the race, ethnicity, language, and cultural experiences of Latinx and other minoritized students by utilizing a race-conscious lens, recognizing and embracing the great diversity within our student body, recognizing, and seeking to enhance the cultural wealth and knowledge our students bring to campus and seeking to disrupt deficit-oriented views of learning and teaching.

The successful candidate will lead a large, dynamic department of over 70 faculty, 2000 students, and 6 staff members with the support of administrative staff, associate/assistant chairs, program coordinators, a program director, and faculty. The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Foster an environment that is inclusive, collaborative, culturally sustaining and values shared governance, equity, dignity, justice, cultural competence, and academic freedom;
  • Recruit, retain, and develop a diverse, high-quality faculty by supporting faculty research, scholarship, partnerships, and external funding efforts;
  • Contribute to the continued advancement and success of the Department through leadership in research, teaching, and service;
  • Contribute to the quality and success of the Department’s educator preparation programs, and support faculty’s implementation of innovative models such as the year-long teacher residency; and
  • Manage the administrative affairs of the Department and advocate for the Department across campus and outside the University.
Additional information about Director Responsibilities can be found at AA/PPS 01.02.11 Role, Evaluation, and Step-Down Salaries of Department Chairs and School Directors. All positions are subject to availability of funds.

Required Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in the field of education, in any of the degree programs offered by the Department, or in a closely related field of study;
  • Evidence of educational leadership in higher education (i.e. program coordinator, center/institute director, associate dean, department chair, or other relevant faculty or administrator leadership experiences);
  • Evidence of educational leadership in the areas of equity, inclusion, and/or social justice;
  • Evidence of excellence in teaching, scholarship (inclusive of a record of sustained peer-reviewed publication), and service at a level that merits tenure and rank at Texas State; and
  • Current rank of professor or associate professor with at least four years in rank.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current rank of professor or eligibility to be appointed as professor;
  • A sustained record of addressing equity issues that students and education professionals face in the PK-20 schooling context (e.g., issues of disproportionate outcomes concerning race and ethnicity, language practices, immigration status, disability, economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity);
  • A sustained record of justice-oriented DEIA leadership in schools and/or other social contexts;
  • Experience obtaining external funding and leading the implementation and management of funded projects;
  • Experience in the administrative aspects of teacher education (e.g., building university/school/community partnerships, accreditation, state laws, licensure, and/or policies for teacher education); and
  • Experience facilitating innovation in higher education that positively influences student success or faculty success.

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022, and the position will remain open until it is filled. Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/39658. For inquiries, please e-mail Dr. Jodi Holschuh, search committee chair, at [email protected].

Interested individuals should submit the following:

  • A letter of application that includes a detailed and supported explanation of how you meet the required and preferred qualifications for this position;
  • A current curriculum vita;
  • Unofficial transcripts from all degree-granting institutions (the selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions); and
  • List of the names, current position, telephone numbers, addresses, and emails of three professional references.

Proposed Start Date:

June 15, 2023 or after

Posting Date:

09/08/2022

Evaluation of Applications Begins:

November 1, 2022

Full Consideration Date::

11/01/2022

Open Until Filled?:

Yes

EEO/AA Statement:

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodation:

If you experience accessibility issues or require alternative formatting during the application process due to a disability or underlying condition, we request that you contact Faculty and Academic Resources for assistance at [email protected]. A representative from Faculty and Academic Resources will respond to you as soon as is possible.

Record Checks and Verifications:

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Eligibility for Employment:

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

Tobacco-Free Campus:

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Why Work at Texas State?:

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

Quick Link:

https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/39658

Organization

Texas State University seeks candidates whose professional background includes embracing a diversity of people and ideas, a spirit of inclusiveness, a global perspective, and a commitment to community-building.  As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, we are especially interested in applicants who share a commitment to equity, and the high-quality education of students from historically underserved and systematically marginalized communities. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Texas State University

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor.  A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Students at Texas State choose from 98 undergraduate, 91 master’s and specialists, and 14 doctoral programs offered by 10 colleges (Applied Arts, The Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Honors, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, The Graduate College, and the University College).  With a diverse campus community including 50% of the student body from ethnic minorities, Texas State is one of the top 13 producers of Hispanic baccalaureate graduates in the nation.  In fall 2019, there were 1,470 full-time faculty and 2,286 full-time staff.  Research and creative activities have led to growing success in attracting external support.  For FY 2019, Texas State had an annual operating budget of over $724 million. Texas State’s Research and Development expenditures for FY 2018 were more than $64 million.  The Alkek Library has more than 3.1 million titles in its collection.  Additional information about Texas State and its nationally recognized academic programs is available at www.txstate.edu.

Mission

Texas State University is a doctoral-granting, student-centered institution dedicated to excellence and innovation in teaching, research, including creative expression, and service. The university strives to create new knowledge, to embrace a diversity of people and ideas, to foster cultural and economic development, and to prepare its graduates to participate fully and freely as citizens of Texas, the nation and the world.

Locations

Texas State's San Marcos campus is located in a growing community of 63,000 people in the Austin Metropolitan Area. Located in the Texas Hill Country, where blackland prairies roll into beautiful hills, Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities. The beauty of the crystal-clear San Marcos River and the stately cypress and oak trees on the campus add to the charm of the university’s picturesque setting. Our location on the banks of the San Marcos River provides recreational activities for students throughout the year.

The Texas State Round Rock Campus is located north of Austin in Round Rock, TX. The Round Rock Campus offers the junior and senior level classes to complete a bachelor’s degree, graduate degrees, post baccalaureate certification, and continuing education programs. The university's vision for Round Rock is to continue to offer quality academic programs that meet the workforce needs of Texas, especially focusing on academic programs that appeal to working adults, and to serve as a hub of health professions research and education.

Some positions may require teaching on the main campus and at the Texas State University Round Rock Campus.

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Texas State University is a member of The Texas State University System. 

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

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Location
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Texas
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