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Texas Tech University Professor - Open Rank in Lubbock, Texas


Extended Job Title:

Professor - Open Rank


Texas Tech University

Position Description:

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

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Travel Required:

Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions:

Research experience/potential in the field of wind and/or related renewable energy is expected, and the person hired is expected to collaborate closely with TTU’s National Wind Institute, a nationally recognized research center focused on Energy Systems, Wind Engineering and Measurement, and Prediction research pillars.

Candidates are expected to have experience with external partners in wind energy and seek and bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University. Duties include research program building, working/teaching with undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service and outreach to the unit, college, university and community is expected.

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Preferred Qualifications:

A PhD in Engineering, or relevant Science discipline is required at the time of appointment, and applicants must have a strong background in Wind Energy and/or Renewable Energy Systems. Demonstrated record of success in securing extra-mural research funds, and effectiveness in teaching and mentoring students. Should have a demonstrated record of publications in reputable journals in their field.

The successful candidate will have great promise for, teaching excellence at the graduate and undergraduate levels and scholarship commensurate with the standards of a research-intensive university. Experience in guiding undergraduate and graduate students as a teacher and mentor.


Wind Energy Undergraduate Program

Required Attachments:

Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Research Statement, Resume / CV, Statement of Vision or Purpose for the Position, Teaching Philosophy, Transcript

Job Type:

Full Time

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.

Job Group:

Full Professor



EEO Statement:

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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

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Does this position work in a research laboratory?:


About the Department and/or College:

Texas Tech is a Carnegie Tier 1 research university with more than 40,000 students and approximately $200M in research expenditures. The Wind Energy unit is part of TTU’s largest college, the College of Arts and Sciences.