The Department of Sociology at Sam Houston State University announces an opening for a nine-month tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin fall 2013. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses and online graduate courses, maintain an active research program and provide service to the university and the discipline.

The SHSU Sociology Department is seeking candidates with teaching and research expertise in disasters, risk or environment. A PhD in sociology must be completed by the time of appointment. Applicants must have a research agenda leading to publications in refereed journals and must demonstrate the potential to acquire extramural funding. Evidence of excellence (or the promise of excellence) in teaching effectiveness is also required. Previous experience in the delivery of on-line courses is desirable. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2012, and continue until the position is filled. Applications must be complete and include a cover letter detailing the applicant’s qualifications, relevant experience, and interest in the position. In addition, the application must include a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching and research, official university transcripts, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. References will not be contacted until the advanced stages of screening; candidates will receive prior notification.

Sam Houston State University is located in historic Huntsville, Texas, one quarter of the way between Houston and Dallas, and at the boundary between the Piney Woods region of East Texas and the Prairies and Lakes region of Central Texas. The university has an enrollment of approximately 17,000 and a faculty of 650.

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Questions should be directed to:


Lee M. Miller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor/Associate Chair
Engaged Scholar
Department of Sociology
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341-2446