Department Chair
Texas Southern University - Houston, TX

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The Institution:
Texas Southern University was founded in 1927 and became state institution in 1947. Texas Southern possesses an impressive array of undergraduate and graduate programs, a diverse faculty, more than 80 student organizations, and an alumni network comprised of educators, entrepreneurs, public servants, lawyers, pilots, artists, and more, many of whom are change agents on the local, national and international stage. Nestled upon a sprawling 150-acre campus, Texas Southern has served as a cornerstone for developing the greatest potential in leaders from various socioeconomic, cultural, and racial backgrounds. Texas Southern is located in the heart of the city, giving its students and faculty easy access to the Museum District, neighboring educational institutions, the Texas Medical Center, downtown Houston, two major airports and all of the city's major freeways. More than 9,000 students, along with nearly 1,500 faculty and staff comprise the University's community making it one of the nation's largest Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Responsibilities:
Assumes responsibility for the administrative and academic functions of the department. Teaches at the undergraduate and/or the graduate levels. Leads the faculty in continued curricular development. Engages in and promotes active research. Performs other duties as assigned by the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences.

Education:
An earned doctorate in Sociology is required. The successful applicant should be eligible for a tenure track appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level.

Work Experience:
Successful candidates should have distinguished record of successful program administration in an academic setting and a reputation for research and intellectual leadership.

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