Eleanor and Charles Garrett Endowed Chair for Special Education - Associate Professor/Professor
Sam Houston State University
Location: Huntsville, Texas
Type: Full Time
College and University
Commensurate with education and experience
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.
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.
Experience Required for the Position
The successful candidate will possess a record of scholarly achievement that merits appointment as an associate or full professor.
The preferred candidate has an understanding of disability studies as its own field and will help develop this arm of the center.
The successful candidate will have experience working with transition services.
The successful candidate will possess leadership experience at the district, regional or state level.
Other Requirements for the Position
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 the University faculty engaging in projects that support individuals with disabilities, such as the Center for Innovation and Technology, and the Department of Biological Sciences.
Sam Houston State University was founded in 1879 as Sam Houston Normal Institute and was the first teacher preparation institution west of the Mississippi River. Today the University is made up of eight colleges serving over 21,000 students and offers a wide range of high quality undergraduate, masters level and doctorate programs that can fit the needs of virtually any student. To better support the academic mission and social life of students on our campus, we have recently completed multiple construction projects, including the Lowman Student Center renovation, College of Osteopathic Medicine Facility and Coliseum Parking Garage.
To best serve a growing student population, an additional teaching facility was established in The Woodlands with 32 high tech classrooms. The Woodlands Center (over 144,000 square feet!) is located approximately one hour south of Huntsville and offers junior and senior level undergraduate courses and 16 graduate programs at both the master's and doctoral levels.
The College of Education is made up of four departments: Counselor Education, Educational Leadership, Library Science & Technology and the School of Teaching and Learning. The College also ...houses five research centers. In addition to a bachelor's degree in Education, the College is home to 13 masters programs, five doctoral programs, 13 graduate certificate programs and five certification programs. The College of Education seeks to build a community of faculty who are student-centered
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