Texas Tech University

Human Development & Family Sciences

HDFS Affiliate Faculty

HDFS affiliate faculty members have research collaboration and activities aligned and in partnership with HDFS faculty. These activities include presenting at our monthly Colloquium Series, serving on committees for our doctoral students, and collaborating in research projects, to name a few.

To be selected as an affiliated faculty member with a zero-percent appointment in HDFS, a candidate must first be nominated by a current HDFS faculty member. The nomination should include a justification for the appointment from the faculty sponsor, an application, and a current CV. The Executive HDFS Committee will review the nomination for inclusion and then present the affiliate faculty information to the HDFS faculty. The affiliate faculty member must be a tenure-system faculty with a full-time appointment in another unit on campus and must be engaged, or wish to become engaged, in substantive collaboration with our faculty and/or students.

Every two years following the initial appointment, the faculty will review the affiliate faculty members' activities within the department.