Assistant/Associate Professor - Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism

Texas Tech University
March 16, 2023
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Assistant/Associate Professor - Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism


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 Hospitality and Retail Management 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 Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management (RHIM) and Retail Management programs. In 2018, RHIM was a founding program of study at Texas Tech University, Costa Rica. 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 restaurant, hotel and/or tourism-related courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Establish a focused research program in the hospitality and/or tourism field. Application and successful funding of internal and external grants. Participate in program development, and create and maintain strong industry relationships, especially with international partners. Advise graduate students to completion of their degrees and engage in undergraduate research activities. Provide service to the department, college, university, community, and profession as a whole.

Qualified individuals will demonstrate the ability to publish in leading academic journals, possess relevant teaching and industry experience, and the ability to seek and generate external funding. Strong emphasis in demonstrated work and teaching experience at the university level, in the areas of restaurant, hotel, and/or tourism. Experience working with diverse student populations is highly desirable. Experience with multiple modes of course delivery (ie. online, hybrid, etc.) is also desirable. The Department of Hospitality and Retail Management is a safe, inclusive workplace for people of all backgrounds. We encourage you to apply if you are from a marginalized or underrepresented group. We welcome all candidates that are excited to push our scholarly program forward, provide innovative education for our students, and serve in a culture like ours. We strongly encourage all candidates that share these interests to apply.

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 Hospitality and Tourism Management, 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.

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?


Required Attachments

Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Resume / CV, Transcript

Optional Attachments

Professional License/Certification, Recommendation/Referral, Research Statement, Statement of Administrative Philosophy, Teaching Philosophy, Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

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 by visiting www.

Travel Required

Up to 25%



Grant Funded?


Job Group

Associate Professor

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 welcomes applications from minoritized applicants, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

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