Texas Tech University Assistant Professor (open rank) in Lubbock, Texas

Position Description

Contributes to the university’s mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.

Major/Essential Functions

The Department of Nutritional Sciences (NS) seeks an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor to join a growing program with 20 full time faculty. The successful applicant will contribute to the university’s mission through teaching, research, and service by serving as a faculty member in our accredited graduate programs that include approximately 84 students in doctoral and master’s degrees and dietetic internship. NS faculty also have the opportunity to teach in the growing undergraduate program of over 700 students, which includes an accredited didactic program in dietetics. NS faculty engage in service activities with the department, college, university, community, and the profession.

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses, face to face and online.
  • Mentor MS and PhD students and assist in recruitment of graduate students.
  • Develop and maintain a high impact scholarly research program in community nutrition or a related area, via publications and external funding.
  • Be able to work in multidisciplinary research teams.
  • Engage in outreach activities and perform service to the department, college, university, and the profession through involvement and leadership in national and or international professional associations. Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech are encouraged to apply. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.
Required Qualifications

Academic degree as defined by the academic unit and as appropriate for the position held. Demonstrated record of effectiveness as a teacher, a record of peer reviewed publication and/or peer-reviewed creative activity which has contributed to the discipline or field of study, to the candidate’s intellectual and artistic development, and to the quality of the academic enterprise; a record of professional service appropriate to the discipline; promise of growth in teaching and research or artistic and creative activity.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Three years professional experience in the field of dietetics, post credentialing.
  • Demonstrated record of effective teaching at the college level, commensurate with current position title.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize technology and online delivery methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to securing extramural research funding, commensurate with current position title.
  • Leadership within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics or other professional associations. An active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
  • Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable.
EEO Statement

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. Texas Tech welcomes consideration of dual career and professional couple accommodations.

Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Extended Job Title: Assistant Professor (open rank)

Work Location: Lubbock

Org Level 1: Texas Tech University

Campus: Texas Tech University

Department: Nutritional Sciences

Does this position work in a research laboratory?: Yes

Required Attachments: Cover Letter Professional License or Certification Professional/Personal References Research Statement Teaching Philosophy Transcript

Job Type: Full Time

Pay Basis: Monthly

Salary Grade: 800

Travel Required: None

Shift: Day

Grant Funded?: No

Requisition ID: 11854BR