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There is no better place to be right now than Texas Tech University. We have set a course to become a major national research university. To achieve that, we are recruiting top-flight faculty and providing cutting-edge opportunities for bright students while pursuing research, scholarship and creative activities. Texas Tech is a growing, dynamic university serving more than 33,000 students with academic curricula ranging from superb visual and performing arts programs to world-renowned wind science and engineering programs. Texas Tech is located in Lubbock, Texas, a thriving city of more than 260,000 people. Explore the advantages that our university and our city offer you.

A Message from Provost Lawrence Schovanec

Lawrence Schovanec

Thank you for your interest in joining Texas Tech. This is perhaps the most important period in the university’s history since its founding 90 years ago. We are on a trajectory to become a great national research university. There is growth everywhere on campus. In our student population, in our facilities and in the quality faculty and staff we are hiring. I have spent more than 30 years at Texas Tech as a faculty member and administrator. I can tell you from personal experience this is an exciting and rewarding time to join the Red Raider family.

Teaching, Learning & Professional Development

The Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center (TLPDC) supports the university’s commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. Available to faculty at all stages of their careers, the TLPDC offers assistance with teaching resources, state of the art classroom technology, academic integrity and ethics questions, and a variety of symposia and workshops. Also, the TLPDC houses the university’s Teaching Academy, a long-standing entity dedicated to promoting the highest values of teaching and learning and to recognizing our most prominent faculty for teaching excellence.


Research

The Office of the Vice President for Research is committed to supporting faculty research, scholarship and creative activity. The Faculty Proposal Development Program is designed to assist faculty in writing successful proposals. The Transdisciplinary Research Academy demonstrates the university’s commitment to bringing faculty with diverse backgrounds and expertise together to explore questions that have a global impact and intersect with the strategic research themes of the university.

Service, Outreach & Engagement

Texas Tech takes its mission of service, outreach and engagement seriously. From our emphasis on formally designated service learning courses to a robust study abroad program; from outreach programs designed to better the lives of those in our community to partnerships with groups, cities and industry around the world, Texas Tech is dedicated to being a great public research university where students succeed, knowledge is advanced and global engagement is championed.