Chair, Dept. of Sec Ed & Ed Lead
James I. Perkins College of Education
Department of Secondary Education & Educational Leadership

The Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership at Stephen F. Austin State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment as departmental chair beginning in Summer 2019. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018, and will continue until filled.

The online application may be found on the SFA Careers website:

We are seeking an engaged, dedicated scholar and educator who is committed to public education with a record of success both internally and externally with PK-20 partners. We also seek a leader with a nationally recognized scholarly and professional record in the department’s disciplines and with international interests and connections.

Stephen F. Austin State University is a comprehensive, regional university located in Nacogdoches, Texas. Enrolling approximately 12,500 students, SFA offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and 120 areas of study within six academic colleges—business, education, fine arts, forestry and agriculture, sciences and mathematics, and liberal and applied arts. The university, located on a beautifully wooded campus about two hours north of Houston, Texas, is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The Perkins College of Education (COE) is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and will seek Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accreditation in 2021.

The Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership, one of five departments or schools in the COE, has a long-standing reputation of developing high quality educators in Texas and is a leader within the COE in securing external funding. Department faculty are committed to social justice, to inclusive school communities, and to the preparation of school leaders who reflect a scholar-practitioner stance. The department serves approximately 550 students (majors and minors; undergraduate, graduate, doctoral) and employs 20 full-time faculty and staff.

Our department offers the following programs:
• An undergraduate EC-12 or 7/8-12 professional educator minor/concentration leading to certification
• a Master of Arts in Teaching program leading to teacher certification
• a Master of Education in Secondary Education program
• a Master of Education in Educational Leadership program leading to principal certification
• a superintendent preparation program leading to certification
• a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program

Programs within the department require strong field and clinical experiences/practicums/internships and reflect our commitment to partnerships with public schools and other agencies. Department programs utilize online and face to face approaches.

This is a full-time, 12-month, faculty position responsible for serving as the chief administrator of an academic department while exemplifying those faculty qualities most valued by the academic community: teaching excellence, scholarly and creative activities, and a commitment to university, professional, and community service. The selected candidate will be responsible for facilitating the development of department, college, and university policy; managing human and fiscal department resources; promoting collegiality in the department; and serving as an advocate for the department's needs within the university.

Stephen F. Austin State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. SFA is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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Contact Information
Judy A. Abbott
Stephen F. Austin State Univerity
PO Box 13023, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, 76962