The candidate must be a licensed professional counselor. If candidate is licensed in another state and offered the position, candidate must seek licensure in Texas. It is preferred that the candidate has experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
This is a full-time, tenured faculty position. The Department of Counselor Education offers two master’s degrees, an M.A. in Counseling with two areas – Clinical Mental Health Counseling or Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling and an M.Ed. in School Counseling. The department also offers a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and an undergraduate minor in Human Services. The chair will lead and coordinate strategic planning and curriculum development for the department; manage the budget; evaluate faculty and staff performance; coordinate accreditation and program approval initiatives; teach four courses during the academic year, provide service to the university, community, and profession; actively participate in student recruitment; facilitate professional development programs for faculty and staff; and promote interdepartmental collaboration and communication. In addition, the chair will participate as a member of the executive council for the College of Education.
Internal Number: 23271
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.