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Texas Tech University
79409, Lubbock
Date posted
Feb 27, 2024

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Summary Information:

The Area of Finance in the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University invites applications for a full‐time, 9‐month (Assistant or Associate) Professor of Practice in Finance position to begin Fall 2024.


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,

produce research, mentor students in professional and career preparation, and liaise with

professional contacts and entities on behalf of the department or program.


Required 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 all areas of teaching, and/or research/creative activity, and/or service.


Specific required qualifications are:

1. PhD in Finance or closely related field

2. Academic research program to maintain AACSB qualification (Scholarly Academic)

3. Dedication to excellence in teaching for both face‐to‐face and on‐line modalities

4. Strong commitment to student engagement


Preferred Qualifications:

In addition to the required qualifications, individuals with the following preferred qualifications

are strongly encouraged to apply:

1. Enthusiasm for industry networking

2. Demonstrated excellence in teaching

3. Demonstrated experience in student engagement


About the University, College, and Area of Finance

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.


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.


The Area of Finance is one of six academic units, catering to over 1,400 undergraduate majors. It houses the Excellence in Banking program, which offers a certificate in Commercial Banking, as well as the Texas Tech Real Estate Center and Real Estate program, which offers a certificate in Commercial Real Estate. With 22 full‐time and emeritus faculty members, the department is

deeply committed to teaching excellence and producing top‐tier academic research in a

collaborative atmosphere. The Area of Finance offers exceptional faculty support for research,

teaching, and student and industry engagement.


About Lubbock

Referred to as the “Hub City” because it serves as the South Plains region's educational, cultural, economic, and healthcare hub, 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 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.


Equal Opportunity 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.


To Apply for this Position

Please include the following documents in your application:

1. Curriculum Vitae

2. Cover Letter

3. Teaching statement (including summary of course evaluations for those with prior teaching


4. Research statement

5. List of references


Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Laura Cardella, Search Committee Chair at If you need assistance with the application process, contact Human Resources, Talent Acquisition at or 806‐742‐3851.


Application Process

Review of applications will begin on March 22, 2024. To ensure full consideration, please

complete an online application at Requisition





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