Departmental Chair Search

Harry Kurtz BIO_HDK at NIORD.SHSU.EDU
Thu Feb 5 19:41:23 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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