Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Texas State University, College of Education

Texas State University,  College of Education
Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology
Job Posting #:
Review Date:
November 15, 2013 – Open until filled
Appointment Date:
Fall 2014

Position Description
Texas State University invites applications for the position of Chair in the Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology (CLAS).  We seek a dynamic and innovative leader and tenure eligible scholar who will stimulate growth of the department’s faculty/staff, research, and programs.

The successful candidate will be responsible for advocating, promoting and supporting faculty research, scholarship, partnerships, and external funding efforts; recruiting, retaining, and developing a high quality faculty; administering a diverse academic department including growing graduate and doctoral programs; promoting and supporting high-level teaching, learning, and service; serving as an advocate for faculty to university administration; successfully promoting departmental programs across campus and outside the university; fostering the imagination, academic curiosity and inquiry of faculty to work in response to the most pressing local, state, national and global issues facing the world; encouraging the spirit of social and academic entrepreneurship for faculty, graduate students and the local citizenry; and fostering an academic environment that values equity, dignity, cultural competence and academic freedom.

CLAS is one of three departments in the College of Education.  It offers seven degrees (five masters and two doctoral) and supports 500-600 students per semester. The CLAS department includes 35 tenured/tenure track faculty, one clinical faculty, 28 lecturers and adjuncts, 6 staff, and 29 graduate/doctoral assistants.  CLAS offers courses at the San Marcos Campus, Round Rock Campus, and the Alamo University Center. Detailed information about the department can be found at

As a premier professional school, Texas State University’s College of Education is dedicated to enhancing human potential for all through excellent teaching, relevant scholarship, and community engagement.  Texas State University’s College of Education will build on its legacy by being: Excellent in evidence-based practice, scholarship, and teaching; Relevant to the needs of the people we serve; and Engaged in public and professional communities.

· Earned Doctorate in counselor education, educational leadership, adult education, school psychology or in a closely related field of study;
· A substantial record of research and scholarly productivity;
· Substantive administrative experience as evidenced by management of financial, faculty/staff, and student resources in an academic setting; and
· The successful applicant will receive the appropriate rank and title based on university and department established standards.

· A record of successful collaboration across academic fields;
· Experience in academic program development and enrollment management;
· A history of successful external partnerships including funding and grant administration;
· A demonstrated commitment to and record of success in promoting diversity within organizations;
· Experience with program accreditation;
· Experience in developing teamwork and collegiality among faculty; and
· A history of successful professional leadership.

Application Procedures
Applicants should submit a letter of application (addressing required and preferred qualifications, as well a statement of leadership philosophy and experience), a curriculum vita, and contact information for three references to:

Sonya Evans
CLAS Chair Search Committee
College of Education Office
601 University Drive
San Marcos, Texas, 78666.  

Electronic applications are encouraged (

Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 15, 2013 when the review process will begin.  The position will remain open until filled.

About Texas State University:

Texas State University is a doctoral-granting Emerging Research University located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor, the largest campus in The Texas State University System, and among the largest in the state.  Texas State’s 34,000 students choose from 97 undergraduate and 87 master’s and 12 doctoral programs offered by ten colleges (Applied Arts, The Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Honors, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, the Graduate College, and the University College).  With a diverse campus community including 37% of the student body from ethnic minorities, Texas State is one of the top 15 producers of Hispanic baccalaureate graduates in the nation.  In the fall of 2011, there are over 1,100 full-time faculty and nearly 2,000 full-time staff.  Research and creative activities have led to growing success in attracting external support.  For FY 2011, Texas State had an annual operating budget of $436 million and research expenditures of more than $33 million.  The Alkek Library has more than 1.5 million titles in its collection.  Additional information about Texas State and its nationally recognized academic programs is available at

Personnel Policies:
Faculty are eligible for life, disability, health, and dental insurance programs.  A variety of retirement plans are available depending on eligibility.  Participation in a retirement plan is mandatory.  The State contributes toward the health insurance programs and all retirement plans.

Texas State University-San Marcos is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

The San Marcos Community:
San Marcos, a city of about 45,000 residents, is situated in the beautiful Central Texas Hill Country, 30 miles south of Austin and 48 miles north of San Antonio.  Metropolitan attractions plus outdoor recreational opportunities makes the community an attractive place in which to live and work.  Other major metropolitan areas, including Houston and Dallas-Ft. Worth, are within four hours.  Round Rock, a city of 99,887 residents is located 15 miles north of Austin in the Central Texas hill country.

Texas State University will not discriminate against any person in employment or exclude any person from participating in or receiving the benefits of any of its activities or programs on any basis prohibited by law, including race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veterans’ status, or on the basis of sexual orientation.  Equal employment opportunities shall include: personnel transactions of recruitment, employment, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination, and salary. Texas State is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and senior administrative positions. Texas State University is a member of The Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.

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