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(Archived) Post-Doctoral Fellow, College of Education at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX

Last Updated: 2/23/23

Job Description

Post-Doctoral Fellow, College of Education at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX
Requisition/Job Number:

Rank: Post-Doctoral Fellow

Hiring Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

Position Type: Full-Time Non-Tenure Track

College: College of Education

Department: Office of the Dean - College of Education


Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The College of Education at Sam Houston State University seeks to hire an exceptional Post-Doctoral Fellow to join a multi-disciplinary and diverse team to contribute to growing research and to teach courses in the areas of Counselor Education, Educational Leadership, Library Science and Technology, and/or the School of Teaching and Learning. Valuing diversity and the strength found in diversity is a major component of the College of Education strategic plan and the selected candidate will intentionally contribute to the ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusiveness. The purpose of this position is to support the development of early career scholars from diverse backgrounds (with particular attention to historically underrepresented groups in the academy).

This fellowship is a two-year, post-doctoral appointment within the College of Education and the candidate selected will receive mentoring from existing Tenure-Track faculty. Annually, appointments are for 9-months (fall/spring). The selected candidate will teach up to four courses in the fall and up to four courses in the spring and engage with ongoing research design, planning, and data analysis. Summer teaching appointments are possible but not guaranteed as they are contingent upon departmental needs and availability. Actual semester teaching load may be negotiated with the department or program with Dean’s approval.

After a successful 2-year appointment and pending successful evaluation and availability of budget, the selected candidate will have the opportunity to apply and transition to a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position beginning in 2024-2025 academic year.

Educational Requirements for the Position

Candidates will have earned a Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Counselor Education, Educational Leadership, Library Science, Instructional Design Technology, Curriculum and Instruction, Literacy or related field prior to the beginning of their assignment.

Experience Required for the Position

The selected candidate will have a proven track-record of involvement in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Other Requirements for the Position

Post-Doctoral Fellows will work with a mentor to strengthen skills in the areas of teaching, research, and service/professional development. The successful candidate will assist with various research projects; assist with grant writing and development; collaborate as necessary with various research teams; contribute to development of new research projects; contribute to research papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals; assist with and present at research conferences; participate in service opportunities; and engage in the mission, goals, and strategic development of the college.

Special Instructions Summary

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, all college transcripts, three letters of reference with application.

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.

Company Details

Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...