Assistant Professor

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



Natural Resources Management

Major/Essential Functions

The Department of Natural Resources Management at Texas Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Rangeland Ecology and Management at the Assistant Professor level. This is a 9-month research and teaching position, and summer salary is dependent upon availability of research grants and funded summer classes. Primary teaching responsibilities will depend upon the successful candidate’s expertise and department needs, but could include undergraduate courses in Range Management, Grazing Systems, Grassland Ecology, Vegetation Inventory, or Rangeland Restoration, and a graduate course in the applicant’s area of expertise. Service activities for the department, college, and university are also expected. Anticipated start date is fall semester 2019 or spring semester, 2020.
Texas Tech University, located in Lubbock, TX, has an outstanding tradition of research and education related to rangelands, and its location in the Southern High Plains provides an excellent setting in which to focus on rangelands and their management. Texas Tech University is a Carnegie Very High Research Activity University (Tier1) with approximately 38,000 students. The university is built in Spanish Renaissance architecture and boasts one of the top university public art collections in the nation, with works from some of the world’s leading contemporary artists.
Lubbock is a city of 250,000 in the South Plains region of Texas, and has a low cost of living, small commute times, and no state income tax. Outstanding public and private schools are available, and the climate is excellent: winters are short and relatively mild, and summers are sunny with low humidity.

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

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in Rangeland Science or Management, or a in a related field with a research focus on rangelands and a history of engagement professionally and academically with rangelands. As described above, qualified candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas:
Sustainable agroecology of grasslands, grazing systems, climate change, and/or wildlife interactions;
Rangeland plants or vegetation and their physiology or management, including effects of invasive species and climate change; or
Restoration of rangelands and other degraded landscapes. Domestic and international research is encouraged.
The successful candidate will be expected to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech, and preference will be given to individuals with a clear potential or demonstrated the ability to obtain extramural funding, conduct significant research, and to publish research findings. Ability to teach and relate to students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is also preferred.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?


Required Attachments

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

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

Up to 50%



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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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