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Assistant Professor of Education

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 3/08/23

Job Description

Department: School of Teaching & Learning
Full-Time Tenure Track
Open until filled: Yes
Requisition number: 202300027F

Usual duties:
Full-time tenure-track (9 month) position will teach 9 credit hours each Fall and Spring in the School of Teaching and Learning. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching Curriculum & Instruction courses and/or courses in literacy; embrace the opportunity to make a positive impact on the community through high-quality, integrated teaching, scholarship, and service. Contribute to the program as a collaborative member of the department; engage and collaborate in research and program development; continue the programs history of having a positive impact on a state, regional, national, and international level. Act as content expert and liaison in the area of English/Language Arts, Social Studies, or Math at the secondary school level; and provide dedicated support for working with various student populations.

Degree Requirements:
Ph.D./Ed.D. in Education, in Curriculum & Instruction or closely related field (ABDcandidates may apply but must have the degree completed by the fall 2023 start date).

Experience Requirements:
Must hold or be eligible for state public school teaching certification and have a minimum of three (3) years public secondary school teaching experience. Demonstrated excellence in teaching. Ability to demonstrate knowledge of and a willingness to communicate current trends in the field to students and other constituencies.

Other Requirements for the Position:
Preferred Qualificationsinclude:
18 graduate hours in reading or literacy for secondary students;
At least 3 years experience teaching reading in K-12 schools
Certification or ability to obtain Texas teaching credentials;
Evidence of emerging research agenda;
Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence at the university level;
Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence online and/or hybrid courses;
Strong working knowledge of academic social science research methodologies; and
Familiarity with teacher education accreditation standards;
History of supervising field experiences;
Ability to build productive professional relationships with public schools, colleges, and local communities

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...