The College of Health Sciences at Sam Houston State University announces its search for an innovative leader with a record of academic accomplishment and organizational leadership to serve as Chair of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. The department is home to five academic programs: Family and Consumer Sciences (with the option for teacher certification), Fashion Merchandising, Food Science and Nutrition, Food Service Management, and Interior Design. The department also offers a Master of Science in FCS and a Master of Science in Dietetics which includes a Dietetic Internship Program. It houses several laboratories and studios, as well as the SHSU Food Pantry which serves the Sam Houston campus population.

The Chair is the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences’ chief academic and administrative officer, overseeing the department’s programs of education, research, and service to the campus and surrounding communities. The Chair has the responsibility for administering the department and enhancing its relationships with other departments in the College of Health Sciences in particular, and to the university in general. A member of the College’s leadership team, the Chair reports to the Dean of the College, and represents a diverse faculty, providing strong advocacy, leadership, and mentoring of junior faculty.

An academic record in teaching, research and service that warrants appointment as an associate or full professor at Sam Houston State University; a viable candidate will hold a terminal degree in a Family and Consumer Sciences discipline (Ph.D., or MS-ID, MA-ID, M Arch, or MFA) and significant experience with an FCS program, department, and/or college.

For more information including specific requirements and additional information about the Department, College, University and Huntsville community, or to apply, please follow this link.