Huntsville, TX

Company Overview

A Great Name in Texas Education
Named for Sam Houston, Texas greatest hero, Sam Houston State University continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty. For more than 139 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, The measure of a Life is Its Service, resonates among its 21,500+ students and echoes across eight colleges and beyond its Huntsville roots.

While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With a variety of fully online undergraduate and graduate degrees and numerous certificates and certifications, all of which are taught by on campus professors, SHSU Online has the option you re looking for to reach your academic, personal, and professional goals.

SHSU is more than an institution of higher learning; it is also a great employer. For the past eight years, The Chronicle of Education has named SHSU a Great College to Work For.

Academic Offerings
With over 90 bachelor's degree programs, more than 60 master s degree programs and 10 doctoral programs, including the nation s first PhD in Forensic Science, SHSU offers an exceptional college experience. SHSU continually strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online.

SHSU Diversity and Inclusion

Sam Houston State University is committed to promoting a campus culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. This is accomplished through proactive assessment of policies and operational strategies, as well as program implementation that strives to remove institutional barriers to recruit and retain a diverse university community with intersectional perspectives. Furthermore, the University acknowledges and values our responsibility to cultivate an equitable and inclusive environment where students, faculty, staff, and community recognize the benefits of collaboration and mutual respect through diverse identities and experiences.

Information for Job Applicants

Sam Houston State University has an online application process. If you want to be considered for a position at SHSU, please complete an online application at You will have the opportunity to upload attachments during the application process.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), if accommodations are needed to complete the application process, please contact Human Resources at or phone 936-294-1070.

We look forward to serving you. Thank you for your interest in SHSU.

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an "at will" employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215

SHSU Mission

Provide high quality education, scholarship and service to qualified students for the benefit of regional, state, national and international constituencies.

SHSU Motto

"The Measure of a Life is its Service."