Position Details:
Faculty member will participate in undergraduate and graduate aspects of the health care administration program as assigned. Faculty maintains excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service to the department and university. Teaches courses in health care administration and other required courses in the degree program, enhances the professional attributes of students; recruits and advises students in both the classroom and practical environments; fosters relationships with health care facilities; collaborates with community partners to establish internships; assists in maintaining and ensuring compliance with AUPHA standards and guidelines and other accrediting requirements; and performs other duties as requested or assigned by the administration. Experience with accreditation support and program reviews is preferred.

The Department of Public Health at SHSU seeks to recruit and retain a diverse faculty. Qualified applicants with experience working in diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. The SHSU student body is over 50% first-generation college students and SHSU is a recognized Hispanic serving institution ( HSI ). We are seeking candidates who demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in and with socially, culturally, and economically diverse communities.

The Department of Public Health at SHSU includes a diverse group of faculty, students, and staff College of Health Sciences Faculty & Staff | Sam Houston State University (shsu.edu) . The department offers several undergraduate and graduate programs – Department of Public Health – Sam Houston State University (shsu.edu)

Sam Houston State University:
For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight colleges and well beyond its Huntsville roots.

In U.S. News and World Report, SHSU is the best in Texas in ‘Top Performers on Social Mobility’ and No. 6 in the ‘2022 Best Colleges in Texas. Nationally, SHSU is among the top 100 colleges and universities for Hispanic students, according to Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine.

In 2022, SHSU was designated a Doctoral University of High Research Activity by The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Sam Houston State is one of only two universities that currently hold this research status within the Texas State University System (TSUS)

There are multiple options for places to live near our multiple campuses. Sam Houston’s main campus is located in Huntsville. The city of Huntsville is nestled in the East Texas Piney Woods and is centrally located on a direct route between Houston and Dallas. With a population of roughly 40,000 (excluding SHSU ), Huntsville offers the simplicity of small-town life and easy access to surrounding larger cities including Conroe (where the College of Osteopathic Medicine is located), The Woodlands (where the School of Nursing and The Woodlands Center is located), and Bryan/College Station. Full of Texas history and charm, this county seat is home to multiple museums, annual festivities, antique stores, year-round outdoor activities, vineyards, golf courses, lakes, and a beautiful state park. In a little over an hour after leaving main campus, you can arrive in downtown Houston. Houston has consistently ranked as one of the most diverse cities in America and as one of the best “foodie” cities. It provides access to large entertainment venues and professional sporting events. If you prefer life on the water, Lake Conroe and Lake Livingston are a short commute, and Galveston Island and the Gulf coast are a two-hour drive.

Educational Requirements for the Position:
Earned Doctorate in Health Administration/Health Management preferred, terminal degree in related discipline considered, including JD, MD (if licensed in the US) or other professional degree and evidence of graduate studies ( MPH, MHA, MHSA, MSPH, etc.) in health policy and management, health services administration, or health services research. ABD applicants would be considered but doctoral degree should be in hand on start date.

Experience Required for the Position
Professional experience in health management and instructional expertise in institutions of higher education.

Other Requirements for the Position
Maintain excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service to the department and university; and other duties as requested or assigned by the administration.

Special Instructions Summary
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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.