Stephen F. Austin State University ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR in Nacogdoches, Texas


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Please see Special Instructions for more details. Optional Documents:

1) Publication quality writing sample.

2) Summary of the two most recent years of course evaluations, if applicable.

Posting Details

Position Information


Classification Title

Rank Assistant Professor

Tenure Information Tenure Track

Job Description

This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position responsible for contributing significantly to Stephen F. Austin State University’s undergraduate and/or graduate programs through teaching, scholarship/creative accomplishment and service. Works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the chair.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Performs an equivalent of eight teaching units of work during the regular academic year; reduction of teaching load through reassignment of duties is possible under certain circumstances.
  2. Engages in research/scholarly/creative and service activities at levels that are appropriate to faculty rank and departmental tenure/merit criteria.
  3. Provides services to the university and the profession.
  4. Participates in promotion review of lower-ranked faculty members within the department.
  5. When tenured, participates in tenure review of candidates for tenure.
  6. May conduct supplemental instructional activities such as independent studies, internships, advising and thesis/dissertation supervision.

Non-Essential Job Functions

  1. May receive course load reassignment when assigned administrative duties in support of the department/college/university.
  2. May receive course load reassignment when assigned to prepare course material during the first semester/year when included as part of initial contract.
  3. May receive course load reassignment when approved to conduct research or perform scholarly/creative service that exceeds normal expectations.
  4. May supervise the work of student and/or graduate assistants.
  5. May serve on departmental, college and university committees.
  6. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  1. Extensive knowledge in the field in which the individual will be teaching.
  2. Ability to effectively teach undergraduate and/or graduate students.
  3. Ability and commitment to conduct research and/or scholarly/creative accomplishments and service.
  4. Ability to work within a collaborative faculty environment.
  5. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
  6. Ability to work effectively and patiently with students.

Required Education

Terminal degree in the field in which the individual will be teaching is required. ABD candidates may be considered if Ph.D. is earned prior to start date.

Required Experience and Training

The rank of assistant/associate professor is held by an individual who demonstrates the capability to produce research/scholarly/creative accomplishments, teach effectively, and provide service to the academic and general communities.

Preferred Qualifications

1) Desired applicant should be able to teach advanced business communication and at least one of the following: corporate communication, professional social media, professional writing, ethics, training, employee development, information technology and/or communication technology. 2) The applicant must be able to teach communication with a writing intensive focus. 3) The ability to periodically teach online is required. 4) In addition to a terminal degree in a related field, preferred candidates will have previous post-secondary teaching experience, a BBA/MBA, and 3 years of business experience.

Special Conditions for Eligibility

This is a security-sensitive position subject to criminal record check. This is an IT-sensitive position subject to the Computer and Network Security policy.

Other Specifications

Salary Information Commensurate with Experience

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F2018-070

Posting Open Date 10/01/2018

Review Start Date 11/05/2018

Posting Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Optional Documents: 1) Publication quality writing sample. 2) Summary of the two most recent years of course evaluations, if applicable.

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Contact Information

Department Business Communications and Legal Studies

Contact Name Marsha Bayless

Contact Phone 936-468-3103

Contact Email

Contact Information Applicants will be contacted by the hiring department if selected for an interview If you have technical questions about this job posting, please contact HR at (936) 468-2304.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • Will you have a Ph.D in hand prior to start date?

  • Yes

  • No

  • Please describe the attributes that will make you a strong candidate for this position

(Open Ended Question)

  • Briefly list your area(s) of research or teaching expertise.

(Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • List of References

  • Teaching Philosophy

  • Letter of Recommendation 3

  • Other Document

Optional Documents