Sam Houston State University, Mathematics and Statistics

675 18647Position ID: SHSU-PROF [#18647]
Position Title: Department Chair
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Huntsville, Texas 77341, United States [map]
Application Deadline: 2021/12/08 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/10/16, listed until 2022/04/16)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Sam Houston State University seeks applications for the position of Department Chair, beginning in the 2022 – 2023 academic year. We seek candidates with a sustained, exemplary record of scholarship and teaching, an active agenda for promoting scholarly research among department faculty, a passion for student success in core math courses serving the greater university community, and demonstrated leadership and administrative abilities.  Candidates should be tenurable in the Department at the rank of Full Professor. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. While applicants from all areas of the mathematical sciences (including mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education) are encouraged to apply, preference will be given to candidates with the Ph.D. degree in Mathematics.

This is a full-time tenured position. The chair is expected to oversee development and evaluation of curriculum and degree programs; conduct departmental administrative duties; be an advocate for faculty and programs; recruit undergraduate and graduate students; represent the department, college, and university; adhere to and maintain accreditation standards; foster excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service among the faculty; and complete other relevant duties. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated record of sustained commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Sam Houston State University is a comprehensive public institution of higher education located in historic Huntsville, 60 miles north of Houston. The university has an enrollment of 21,679 students. The Carnegie Commission on Higher Education classifies SHSU as a “Doctoral Research University.” In each of the last six years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has named the university a “Great College to Work For.”

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has 28 tenured or tenure-track faculty in mathematics, mathematics education, and statistics. The BA, BS, and MS degrees are offered in Mathematics. In addition, the MA degree is offered in Mathematics Education. The MS degree is offered in Statistics, along with Statistics minors at the undergraduate level. The department is actively involved in undergraduate research and developing innovative teaching methods that encourage students to be more actively engaged in the study of mathematics. For more information about the department, visit our website:

The review of candidates will begin on December 8, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please submit your application materials to our required internal website:

In addition, please submit the following to our posting on

letter of interest, curriculum vitae, administrative philosophy statement, teaching statement, research statement, statement addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion, list of publications, and addresses and contact information for 4 references and a letter of recommendation from one of these references (additional letters may be requested later).

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan 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, or gender identity. 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.

For further information, please contact Dr. John Alford <>.


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Search Committee
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Sam Houston State University
Hunstville, TX 77341-2206