Assistant Professor

Lubbock, Texas
04 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
02 Aug 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time



Human Develop and Family Studies

Major/Essential Functions

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Texas Tech University seeks applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor position to begin September 1, 2020 with research interests and expertise in infants, toddlers and/or early childhood in areas related, but not limited to, developmental trajectories, early brain development, developmental risk and poverty in the context of early development. We encourage applications from candidates who study health disparities, underserved populations, racial and ethnic minority groups, family stress/trauma, prevention and early intervention, and public policy initiatives.
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, and university is expected.
Confidential letters from recommenders may be sent to the search committee chair, Dr. Malinda Colwell directly at

Org Level 1

Texas Tech University

Position Description

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

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

In line with TTU’s strategic priorities, applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in human development, family studies or a related discipline such as psychology, sociology, or education and a demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving diverse student populations. Strong candidates also will demonstrate past success and/or potential for future success in meeting the responsibilities of the position. These include: conducting research and obtaining external funding; teaching and mentoring undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degree students; and conducting outreach and engagement activities with the community.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?


Required Attachments

Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Recommendation/Referral, Research Statement, Resume / CV, Teaching Philosophy

Optional Attachments

Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

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 on the Human Resources webpage.

Travel Required




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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.

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