Eleanor and Charles Garrett Endowed Chair for Special Education - Associate Professor/Professor of Special Education
Sam Houston State University
Location: Huntsville, Texas
Internal Number: 34281
Hiring Salary: Yearly-Faculty
Department: School of Teaching & Learning
The Garrett Endowed Chair carries the traditional responsibilities assigned to faculty members in addition to collaboration activities with the other College of Education Centers, specifically for International Education and the Center for Assessment, Research and Educational Safety (CARES). As an administrator over the Garrett Center, the Garrett Endowed Chair is responsible for coordination and planning of center activities, leadership of the faculty and staff conducting center activities such as writing and managing grants, grant budgets, research collaborating with state agencies such as the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Workforce Commission, and the state advocacy community. Additional collaboration activities include collaboration with regional education service centers and school districts to advance the research-based and evidence-based practices that promote both academic and improved post-school outcomes for students with disabilities. Within the University, the Endowed Chair collaborates with support organizations such as the Academic Student Success Center, TRIO, the Career Center, SHSU Online and the office of Services for Students with Disabilities. Another role is the collaboration with theUniversity faculty engaging in projects that support individuals with disabilities, such as the Center for Innovation and Technology, and the Department of Biological Sciences.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
The Special Education program is dedicated to the goal of excellence in Special Education research, and professional development. The Garrett Endowed Chair is a tenure-track faculty position in the Special Education program within the School of Teaching and Learning. The candidate will teach graduate courses in special education, conduct research leading to scholarly publications, and promote the research and/or work of the Eleanor and Charles Garrett Center on Transition and Disability Studies (Garrett Center) by presenting at state and national conferences. Another primary role of the Garrett Endowed Chair is to serve as the Executive Director of the Garrett Center, which functions as a training and technical assistance center for educators, students with disabilities, and families. The Garrett Center serves several functions including training and technical assistance, research, leadership for the state transition network, summer camps for youth with disabilities, expanded support services for SHSU students with disabilities, and post-secondary programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Other Specifications/Instructions for the Position:
Please upload to your application a cover letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; statement of research & goals; transcripts; a list of 5 (five) references and 3 (three) letters of recommendation.
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among its 22,000 students, eight colleges and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more.
SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 90 bachelor degrees, 50 master’s, and 11 doctoral programs—including the nation’s first Ph.D. in forensic science, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student: traditional or non-traditional; first generation; international; or online.
Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In fact, the university was named to USA Today’s Top 50 in the U.S. for “commitment to civic engagement and global awareness,” in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. This honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges th...e university's significant commitment to service.
Sam Houston State University has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging, although just an hour drive north of Houston.
SHSU 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. SHSU is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. The University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.
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