Prospective Faculty

"The measure of a Life is its Service"

Sam Houston State University is a student-centered, community engaged institution whose mission is to offer an accessible, quality higher education. Designated a Doctoral University – High Research Activity (R2), a Hispanic-Serving Institution, and “Community Engaged” by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, SHSU offers more than 90 bachelor’s degree programs, more than 60 master’s degree programs, and 10 doctoral programs across eight colleges and three campuses to its approximately 21,000 students. About half of those students are first-generation, and we are proud to have been named one of the top universities in Texas for social mobility by U.S. News & World Report two years in a row.

At SHSU, we’re changing lives, families, and communities. Make an impact at SHSU.

About SHSU

Founded in 1879, SHSU offers a variety of innovative and flexible degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels focused on career readiness, personal and professional development, and service.


Hometown Highlights

Huntsville, Texas, is located on the edge of the Piney Woods of East Texas and conveniently between Houston and Dallas on the I-45 corridor. Many faculty members call nearby Conroe and The Woodlands home too.


Faculty Success

From the Faculty Handbook to grant proposal support to faculty development opportunities, SHSU provides a variety of resources to support faculty in the classroom, in their research, and beyond.


Strategic Plan

The strategic plan, co-created with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members, provides focus to align the university’s strengths to help shape a vision for the future.


Research & Sponsored Programs

The Office of Research & Sponsored Programs supports and fosters scholarship, research, and innovation to encourage life-long learning of the faculty and staff, enhance the educational experience of students, and provide service and benefit to the community.


Facts and Figures

Explore SHSU through compelling facts and figures about our enrollment, retention, and graduation rates over the years.


Campus Engagement

Faculty can get involved on campus through Faculty Senate, Employee Resource Groups, University Camp, the Professional and Academic Center for Excellence (PACE), or by serving on a committee.


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