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Job ID: 225731

Texas Tech University

Date Posted Nov. 15, 2023
University Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX, United States
Department Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering
Application Deadline Nov. 20, 2023
Position Start Date January 2024
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
    Assistant Professor
  • Material/Metallurgy
    Engineering - Other


Summary Information (Whitacre College of Engineering, Assistant Professor of Practice, Common First Year Engineering Program & Materials Characterization):

The Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering at Texas Tech University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month Assistant  Professor of Practice in Engineering position to begin preferably on January 1, 2024. Primary responsibilities are to teach undergraduate courses in the common first year curriculum in engineering  and graduate level courses in the areas of materials characterization, mentor students in professional and career preparation, and liaise with professional contacts and entities on behalf of the Whitacre College of Engineering


Required Qualifications :

Whitacre College of Engineering invites applicants for an Assistant Professor of Practice position in Engineering. Applicant must have a Ph.D. in an Engineering discipline to teach common first year engineering courses and graduate level courses in materials characterization. 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 graduate levels within individual or across all areas of teaching, and research.

Specific required qualifications are:

  1. PhD in an Engineering discipline
  2. Successful candidates are expected to teach undergraduate courses in the common first year curriculum in engineering.
  3. Ability to teach graduate courses and provide laboratory training to graduate students in  skills  related to materials characterization by multiple instrumental methods including  of SEM; Confocal Microscopy; XRD; TGA; DSC; Particle Size Distribution Analysis; Micropore/Mesopore Analysis; XPS, EDX, IR,. Raman, and UV-Vis-NIR spectroscopy


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Candidates with research experience and publications in materials characterization are encouraged to apply.


About the University, College, and Department/School/Area

Established in 1923, Texas Tech University is a Carnegie R1 (very high research activity) Doctoral/Research-Extensive, Hispanic Serving, and state-assisted institution.

The Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering offers ten  engineering programs in seven departments at  bachelor’s  master’s and PhD levels.  The college has 4677 undergraduate and 1550 graduate students and  140 full-time faculty members as of  Fall 2023. The college has a foundational common first year curriculum for all undergraduate programs.


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.


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. Supporting documents directly related to required qualifications
  4. List of references


Questions about this position should be directed to Dr. Jeremy Marston, 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 November 20, 2023.

  • As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is committed 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 contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.  

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Contact Information

  • Jeremy Marston
    Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering
    Texas Tech University
    Box 43103
    Lubbock, TX 79409
  • 806-742.8351


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