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Assistant/Associate Professor of Education

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 5/27/23

Job Description

Department: School of Teaching & Learning

Full-Time Tenure Track

Open until filled: Yes

Requisition number: 202300025F

Usual duties:

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.

Degree Requirements:

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

Experience Requirements:

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 early childhood education with documented experience in data driven decision making, analysis, and assessment is required. Candidates should have understanding of child development, birth-age 10, developmentally appropriate practices for young children in a variety of early care and educational settings. Experience working with field-based school/care sites is preferred. Documented experience teaching adult learners is preferred. For accreditation purposes, applicants must have advanced preparation (18 graduate hours or more) in Early Childhood Education or closely related fields.

Other Requirements for the Position:

Preferred Qualifications include:

18 graduate hours in early childhood education or related field

Experience teaching in the early years (PK-3).

Evidence of service to departmental, college, and university committees.

Participation in professional organization at local, state and national/international levels.

Record of scholarly productivity and evidence of an emerging research agenda.

Demonstrated record of or potential for teaching excellence at the university level.

Demonstrated record of supporting/mentoring adults as they work with young children.

Demonstrated record of or potential for teaching excellence online and/or in hybrid courses.

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.

Physical Address:

Human Resources Department

1831 University Ave, John W. Thomason Bldg. Suite 202

P.O. Box 2356

Huntsville, TX 77341-2356

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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...