Faculty postions in Arts, Humanities, Sciences, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Business, Education and Human Development

Texas A&M University - San Antonio in Texas

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted December 8, 2016
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) is a regional comprehensive university with over 5,400 students (Fall 2016) enrolled in undergraduate programs and select graduate programs. Previously an upper division-only institution it transformed rapidly into a comprehensive 4-year urban university with the first cohort of freshmen and sophomores admitted in Fall 2016. Part of the statewide Texas A&M University System, A&M-SA is located on 694 acres in south San Antonio and serves a diverse student body. Built in the style of the historic Spanish missions, the main campus facilities leverage technology to enhance the university’s commitment to student success, while embracing the spirit of San Antonio’s rich culture. Self-reported demographic data indicate 41% of students are the first generation in their family in college, 73% are Hispanic, and 63% women. The goal is to meet students ‘where they are’, be sensitive to their needs and commit to their intellectual and professional growth. The university is seeking excellent faculty candidates to fill the following positions starting in the fall of 2017.

A&M-SA is committed to diversity among faculty and inclusive excellence. This commitment is based on the belief that a diverse faculty enhances the breadth, depth and quality of our students' educational experiences by providing a variety of role models and mentors for our diverse student population, which helps us to attract, retain, and graduate such students more successfully.  In this context we solicit from applicants a statement, with a maximum of 1,000 words, included in the cover letter that addresses how their life experiences, work history, professional engagement, and relevant community engagements will contribute to the success of our diverse students, promote diversity in our campus community, and the applicants' plans for serving our diverse student population.

All positions require a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the relevant discipline, a minimum of one year of college or university teaching experience, excellent communication skills, and for tenure track positions, evidence of active research and published scholarly work. The lecturer and professional track positions are not tenure eligible. The successful candidates will be broadly trained in their disciplines, willing to work in a collaborative and fast-paced environment, familiar with the needs of a non-traditional, first-generation, culturally diverse student body, will adapt to high-impact educational practices such as cooperative education, service learning, and undergraduate research, and have experience with contemporary instructional technologies such as learning management systems and e-portfolios.

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

 

[I] One Position: Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Biology

Specialization: Developmental Biology.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in Biology, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.

 

[II] One Position: Tenure Track Assistant Professor of English

Specialization: Rhetoric and Composition with a specialization in Professional/Technical Writing.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in English or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution. ABD candidates will be considered if all requirements for the Ph.D. degree are completed by August 10, 2017.

[III] Three Positions: Tenure Track Assistant Professor of History

Specializations: One position in Medieval Europe, the second position in Islamic World, and the third position in Mexican American and Texas History.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in History, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.

[IV] One Position: Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Specialization: Applied Mathematics (e.g., computational mathematics, numerical analysis, or modeling).

Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in Mathematics or Mathematical Science, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.

 

[V] One Position: Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Political Science

Specialization: Open with particular interest in political theory, American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and public policy.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in Political Science, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution. ABD candidates will be considered if all requirements for the Ph.D. degree are completed by August 10, 2017.

[VI] Two Positions: Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Psychology

Specialization: One position in Developmental Psychology, and the other in Biopsychology, Comparative psychology, or Health psychology.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in Psychology from a regionally accredited institution.

 

[VII] Two Positions: Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Sociology

Specializations: For the first position the specialization sought is public or applied sociology, community and urban studies, or social stratification, social inequality and/or intersectionality (race, class, and gender), popular culture, media studies, environmental justice and inequality. For the second position the specialization sought is race/ethnicity or Latino/a studies, community and urban studies, public or applied sociology, or social stratification.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in Sociology, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution. ABD candidates will be considered if all requirements for the Ph.D. degree are completed by August 10, 2017.

[VIII] One Position: Lecturer of Chemistry

Specialization: Biochemistry or a closely related field.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry or Chemistry, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.

 

[IX] Position: Lecturer in Communications

Specialization: Visual Journalism and Multimedia.

Qualifications: An M.A. degree in Communications or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.

 

[X] Position: Lecturer in History

Specialization: Open.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in History, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.

[XI] Position: Lecturer in Spanish

Specialization: Open

Qualifications: An M.A. degree in Spanish, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.

 

 

 

 

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

 

[I] Two Positions: Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Accounting

Specialization: Open, but can include any of the following: Financial or managerial accounting or audit.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in Accounting or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution. ABD candidates will be considered.

[II] One position: Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Economics

Specialization: Applied microeconomics.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in Economics from a regionally accredited institution. ABD candidates will be considered.

 

[III] One position: Lecturer or Professional Track faculty member in Business Communications

Specialization: English, Communications, Business Communications, or closely related field.

Qualifications: Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in the discipline or a closely related field.

 

[IV] One position: Lecturer or Professional Track faculty member in Business Law

Specialization: Law, Legal Studies, or closely related field.

Qualifications: Master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in the discipline or a closely related field.

 

 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

 

[I] One Position: Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

Specialization: Generalist

Qualifications: An earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D) with an emphasis in Interdisciplinary Studies, Curriculum and Instruction, or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution, with a demonstrated specialization in teaching elementary education classes.  ABD candidates will be considered if all requirements for the Ph.D. degree are completed by August 10, 2017.

 

[II] One position:  Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Early Childhood

Specialization: Open

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Early Childhood or a closely related field from a regionally accredited university.

 

 

[III] One Position: Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor of Educational Leadership

Specialization: Administration of public schools and research in the field.

Qualifications: An earned doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in Educational Administration/Leadership from an accredited institution and a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Educational Administration.

 

[IV] Two positions: Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Specialization: One position will be in Exercise Physiology with qualifications to teach exercise science courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The second position will require qualifications to teach general Kinesiology classes including (but not limited to) motor control & learning, biomechanics, and exercise science courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Qualifications: For the first position Ph.D. in Kinesiology or a related field with an emphasis in exercise physiology. For the second position Ph.D. in Kinesiology or a related field. ABD candidates will be considered if all requirements for the Ph.D. degree are completed by August 10, 2017.

 

[V] One position: Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Specialization: Qualifications to teach general Kinesiology classes including (but not limited to) motor control & learning, biomechanics, and exercise science courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Qualifications Ph.D. in Kinesiology or a related field. ABD candidates will be considered if all requirements for the Ph.D. degree are completed by August 10, 2017.

 

[VI] One Position: Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Special Education

Specialization: Diagnostics/Diagnostician

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Special Education or related field; 18 graduate hours in special education; certification plus at least two years’ experience as an educational diagnostician.

 

[VII] One position:  Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Reading/Literacy

Specialization:  Open

Qualifications:  Ph.D. in Reading/Literacy or a closely related field from a regionally accredited university.

 

A&M-SA prides itself in being agile and audacious in thinking. The faculty and staff are working to implement data driven and proven high impact practices in teaching and learning, including the learning community model, that lead to student persistence and college completion. It seeks faculty who are committed to this vision, are willing to innovate and experiment, and create a national model for student success. Summer teaching assignments may be available depending on student need. Applications are accepted only through the online job portal at: 

https://employment.tamusahr.com/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp

The priority date for tenure track and professional track position applications is January 3, 2017, and for lecturer positions February 1, 2017. Positions will remain open until filled.

A&M-SA received independent accreditation by SACSCOC in December 2014. The university has identified cybersecurity, cyber-physical security, and water resources science as the initial thrust areas for research. The university is committed to inclusive excellence and invites applications from all qualified applicants. A&M-SA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at http://www.tamusa.edu/