Chair Position

Fri Feb 6 11:02:50 EST 1998

Chair of Biological Sciences
Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University invites applications and nominations for the senior 
position of chair of the Department of Biological Sciences (and Environmental 
Science Program).  Candidates must have a quality record of graduate and 
undergraduate educational skills, scientific accomplishments, research funding, 
curriculum development and evaluation, and evidence of administrative and 
leadership ability.  The successful candidate will lead a department whose 
strengths reside in basic and environmental biology, ecology, and fundamental 
cell/molecular biology.

Located in Huntsville, 70 miles north of Houston, SHSU is a regional university in 
the Texas State University System.  The Department of Biological  Sciences 
offers a broad range of biology courses from freshman general education to 
upper-level speciality and graduate courses, serving a population of 12,500 
students.  The department occupies modern teaching and research facilities 
with large-scale computing capabilities, a small-animal rearing facility and a 
270-acre Center for Environmental Field Studies.  The University is a collaborative 
institution with the Houston Advanced Research Center located nearby in The
 Woodlands, Texas, and a founding member of the Texas Research Institute for 
Environmental Studies.  Additional information about SHSU and the Department of 
Biological Sciences may be obtained at the website http://www.shsu.edu/~bio_www.  

Applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, statement 
of teaching philosophy and administrative expertise along with the name and 
contact information for four references  to:

Dr. Joan E. N. Hudson, Chair
Biology Chair Search Committee
Department of Biological Sciences
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, Texas 77341
BIO_JXN at niord.shsu.edu

The anticipated starting date is 1 August 1998; committee review will commence 
16 March 1998 and continue until the position is filled.

Sam Houston State University is a member of The Texas State University 
System and is committed to equal opportunity.

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