Texas Tech University


Whitacre College of Engineering
Open Positions

Professor of Practice/Professor:
Bryan Pearce Bagley Chair in Entrepreneurism

Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Bagley Chair in Entrepreneurism in the Whitacre College of Engineering at Texas Tech University. As an endowed chair holder, the faculty member will be required to develop academic offerings to equip engineering students for business aspects of engineering practice. The chair holder will be expected to develop an externally funded program in research and scholarship. A sister Bagley Chair (Jean Austin) in Management is held in the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech which will provide for unique collaborative opportunities.

Candidates must have a terminal degree in an engineering or business field. The recipient of this Chair is expected to possess, minimally, the following qualifications: An outstanding research and teaching record and/or a successful record in entrepreneurship and business development in the academic or private sector with qualifications such that the holder meets the requirements for appointment as a tenured professor or the requirements for appointment as a professor of practice. Candidates who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Significant industrial experience in entrepreneurship, innovation and start-ups is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with national and international companies. Service duties include program-building, as well as a commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. The College of Engineering consists of the Departments of Chemical Engineering; Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering; Computer Science; Electrical & Computer Engineering; Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; and Petroleum Engineering and the chair holder can hold tenure in any of the departments, all of which are ABET accredited.

Texas Tech University is a comprehensive institution that includes law and medical schools with an enrollment of more than 36,000 students. Enrollment in the college is approximately 4,700 undergraduates and 770 graduate students. Lubbock, a city of over 250,000, is a major economic and medical center on the Texas South Plains. Its 3,250-foot elevation results in a mild and sunny climate. Numerous opportunities are present for both cultural and outdoor activities, such as theatre, visual arts, biking, and hiking.

Application review will begin November 7th, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Desired starting date would be Fall 2019. Candidates must apply electronically at www.workattexastech.com with a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests and names of three professional references. Search Postings for Requisition No 15456BR. Individuals wishing to place names in nomination should submit via email a letter of nomination to include the name, position, address, and telephone number of the nominee to Senior Assoc. Academic Dean Nurcan Bac, nurcan.bac@ttu.edu

Texas Tech University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and 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 our academic community. Texas Tech University recently surpassed the Hispanic student population threshold necessary for designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.