Texas Tech University (HRM)

Lubbock, Texas United States

Assistant, Associate

    August 10, 2022

Assistant/Associate Professor (Open Rank)


Hospitality and Retail Mgmt 

Position Description

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

About the Department and/or College

Texas Tech University and HRM Department:
Over 40,000 students attend Texas Tech University on its 1,839 acre campus in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech is a Carnegie level R1 comprehensive public research university. Hospitality and Retail Management is one of seven departments in the College of Human Sciences. Over 400 students study in the Hospitality and Retail Management Department programs. Texas Tech also operates a degree-granting campus in Escazu, Costa Rica where both the retail and hospitality programs are offered. Opportunities to teach and travel to the campus are open to all faculty in the department. Texas Tech University, the College of Human Sciences, and the Hospitality and Retail Management Department are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Texas Tech is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

Major/Essential Functions

Teach retail and fashion merchandising-related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Establish a focused research program in retail and fashion merchandising. Application and successful funding of internal and external grants. Participate in program development, create, and maintain strong industry relationships.  Advise graduate students and engage in undergraduate research activities.  Provide department, college, university, community, and discipline service.

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.



Texas Tech University 

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Retail or Fashion Merchandising, or a closely related field. 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

Demonstrated retail industry experience and the ability to teach retail and fashion merchandising-related courses at the university level. Experience with teaching e-commerce and data analytics is preferred. Qualified individuals will demonstrate the ability to publish in leading academic journals, relevant teaching and industry experience, and the ability to seek and generate external funding. Experience working with diverse student populations is highly desirable. Desirable to have experience with multiple modes of course delivery (i.e., online, hybrid, etc.). Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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

Include a letter of application (articulating the qualifications for the position, including industry and teaching experience), resume, copy of transcripts (official transcripts will be required upon appointment), and contact information (name, address, telephone number, and email address) of three references.