Texas Tech University Assistant Professor 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 Master of Public Administration Program in the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech University seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting Fall 2018.

Applicants from all areas of public administration are encouraged to apply, while we are especially interested in candidates with expertise in the areas of human resource management, administrative leadership, ethics, and information technology. Applicants must show evidence and/or promise of excellence in teaching and an active research agenda. A Ph.D. in Public Administration (or a closely related discipline) is required by the time of the appointment. Responsibilities of the position include maintaining a solid research program leading to high quality publications, teaching MPA courses, mentoring MPA students and participating in departmental services.

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 University are encouraged to apply. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, university, and community is expected.

The Department of Political Science has 22 faculty members, offers the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in addition to the MPA. And the Department is home to one of the four campuses with USGS-funded South Central Climate Science Center and the Earl Survey Research Laboratory and works closely with other research institutes on campus such as the National Wind Institute and the Department of Public Health in the TTU Health Sciences Center. The MPA program at Texas Tech University is NASPAA accredited, and the faculty in the Department receive substantial financial resources for research support and conference travel. Texas Tech University is Tier One Carnegie Research Institution, has over 35,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs that include Arts, Sciences, Medicine, Law, Engineering, Media and Communications, and Agricultural Sciences. Lubbock is a growing city of nearly 250,000 and is the commercial, medical, financial and cultural hub of the South Plains.

Review of applications will begin on October 26, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should include a cover letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications, a current CV, a list of contact information for three references, and a writing sample. Please contact Dr. Sung Kwon, Director of Masters of Public Administration, at sung.kwon@ttu.edu if you have any questions.

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

A Ph.D. in Public Administration (or a closely related discipline) is required by the time of the appointment.

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

Work Location: Lubbock

Org Level 1: Texas Tech University

Campus: Texas Tech University

Department: Political Science

Does this position work in a research laboratory?: No

Required Attachments: Cover Letter Recommendation/Referral Resume / CV Writing Sample

Job Type: Full Time

Pay Basis: Monthly

Salary Grade: 800

Travel Required: None

Shift: Other

Schedule Details: varies

Grant Funded?: No

Requisition ID: 11736BR