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Open Rank Professor of Practice - Human Resources

Company: Texas Tech University
Location: Lubbock
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

Open Rank Professor of Practice - Human Resources


Rawls College of Business

Position Description

Contributes to the university's mission through teaching in an area of expertise, mentoring students in professional and career preparation and serving as liaison with professional contacts and entities on behalf of the department or program. This is a non-tenure track, multi-year renewable appointment contingent on successful annual and cumulative performance appraisals as well as a majority affirmative vote of the academic unit. Summer appointments possible, but not guaranteed, contingent on demand for courses and availability of funding. This is a Professor of Practice position (Open rank) to begin in Spring 2025.

About the University

Established in 1923, Texas Tech University is a Carnegie R1 (very high research activity) Doctoral/Research-Extensive, Hispanic Serving, and state-assisted institution. Located on a beautiful 1,850-acre campus in Lubbock, a city in West Texas with a growing metropolitan-area population of over 300,000, the university enrolls over 40,000 students with 33,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students. As the primary research institution in the western two-thirds of the state, Texas Tech University is home to 10 colleges, the Schools of Law and Veterinary Medicine, and the Graduate School. The flagship of the Texas Tech University System, Texas Tech is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce. It is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world.
About Lubbock:Referred to as the "Hub City" because it serves as the educational, cultural, economic, and health care hub of the South Plains region, Lubbock boasts a diverse population and a strong connection to community, history, and land. With a mild climate, highly rated public schools, and a low cost of living, Lubbock is a family-friendly community that is ranked as one of the best places to live in Texas. Lubbock is home to a celebrated and ever-evolving music scene, a vibrant arts community, and is within driving distance of Dallas, Austin, Santa Fe, and other major metropolitan cities. Lubbock's Convention & Visitors Bureau provides a comprehensive overview of the Lubbock community and its resources, programs, events, and histories.

About the College

The Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration is AACSB accredited and houses the School of Accounting that holds separate AACSB accreditation. The college offers the BBA degree with majors in accounting, energy commerce, finance, information technology, management, marketing, and supply chain management. Several formats of the MBA program are offered in fulltime, weekend, and online modalities in Lubbock, the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Houston, and San Antonio. The College offers MS degrees in accounting, data science, finance, and marketing research and analytics. A Ph.D. in business administration is offered with tracks in accounting, finance, management, management information systems, and marketing. With a faculty of over 140 and a staff that exceeds 80, the college enrolls over 5,000 undergraduate and 800 graduate students.

About the Department/School/Area

The area currently has over 25 faculty members and 12 doctoral students, who publish research in top journals in the field and are award-winning subject-matter experts in diversity, entrepreneurship, family business, human resource management, leadership, organizational behavior, organization theory, and strategic management. The Area takes pride in teaching excellence, and faculty members have been awarded various teaching awards.

Major/Essential Functions

The Area of Management in the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, Professor of Practice (Open rank) to begin in Spring 2025.

At Texas Tech University, the Professor of Practice title is used to recruit individuals with exceptional backgrounds and achievements in academic, business, government, or other professional practice. Primary responsibilities normally will be to teach in an area of expertise, mentor students in professional and career preparation, and liaise with professional contacts and entities on behalf of the department or program.


Texas Tech University

Faculty Qualifications

In line with TTU's strategic priorities to engage and empower a diverse student body, enable innovative research and creative activities, and transform lives and communities through outreach and engaged scholarship, applicants should have experience working with diverse student populations at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels within individual or across the areas of teaching, research/creative activity, and service.

  • A master's degree in human resource management or closely related field from an accredited institution.
  • Specific experience in teaching online and face-to-face courses at the master's level in human resource management or closely related programs.

    Preferred Qualifications

    In addition to the required qualifications, individuals with the following preferred qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply:

    A PhD or equivalent in human resource management or closely related field from an accredited university. Experience with People Analytics, Human Resource Information Systems, and other human resource management specialty areas is preferred. Extensive experience with online asynchronous instruction and/or design in human resource management master's programs and scholarly or practitioner research or extensive practice in human resource management (broadly defined). All candidates shall maintain currency as scholarly academic or practice academic under the AASCB international standards.

    Duty Point

    TTU Lubbock, main campus and affiliated facilities

    Safety Information

    Adherence to robust safety practices and compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations are responsibilities of all TTU employees.

    Does this position work in a research laboratory?


    Special Instructions to Applicants

    Please include the following documents in your application:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter explaining interest in job
  • A teaching statement addressing your teaching philosophy, effectiveness, online and in-person teaching experience and courses taught
  • List of referencesQuestions about this position should be directed to, Search Committee Chair.

    The deadline to submit applications is on March 1, 2024. To ensure full consideration, please complete an online application.

    Job Type

    Full Time

    Pay Basis


    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 by visiting

    Travel Required

    Up to 25%



    Grant Funded?


    Job Group

    NonTenure track

    EEO Statement

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

    Salary Grade


Keywords: Texas Tech University, Lubbock , Open Rank Professor of Practice - Human Resources, Education / Teaching , Lubbock, Texas

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