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Endowed Professorship in Eating Disorders, Open Rank

Texas Tech University - CFAS department

Last Updated: 1/09/23

Job Description

Endowed Professorship in Eating Disorders, Open Rank

Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies Program

Department of Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences

Texas Tech University

Application Due: January 31, 2023

Type: Nine-month, Tenure-track/Tenured

Position Availability: September 1, 2023

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications

Position Description:

The Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies (ADRS) program in the Department of Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences at Texas Tech University invites applications for an open rank tenure track faculty position. The position includes an Endowed Professorship in Eating Disorders. This tenure-track/tenured position is financially supported by a significant endowment of nearly $1 million, and is open to all ranks and all research areas related to eating disorders (e.g., anorexia, bulimia nervosa, food addiction/binge eating disorder, obesity, OSFED, and feeding disorders, etc). 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. The preferred applicant will have a productive, visible, and well-funded research program that exemplifies an integrative approach to studying eating disorders or clear potential to develop one, experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students, and a proven track record of successfully mentoring doctoral students. The preferred applicant will also complement the existing research that ADRS faculty are currently conducting within the broadly defined areas of addiction and recovery. Applicants for all ranks including assistant, associate, and full professor are encouraged to apply. The review of applications will begin on January 31, 2023.

The successful applicant is expected to develop multi-disciplinary research projects, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and supervise ADRS doctoral students. Service duties include program-building, as well as a commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and the university are expected. This position is financially supported by a significant endowment of nearly $1 million, which provides the successful applicant with annual funding to support their research and salary.

The College of Human Sciences and the Office of the Vice President for Research offer generous research and seed grants and research start-up packages to new faculty. The Office of the Vice President for Research and the TTU Teaching Learning and Professional Development Center offer a variety of excellent services and free workshops to faculty. Texas Tech University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) making it eligible for unique funding opportunities that aim to serve and benefit our diverse student population.

Minimum Qualifications and Responsibilities:

Assistant/Associate/Professor. A dedicated research program on eating disorders (as defined above) and a doctorate in fields related to mental health (e.g., psychology, counseling, therapy), family and human development, and/or nutrition/dietetics is required. Applicants are expected to establish a focused research program and engage in scholarship or creative activity that attracts outside funding through fellowships, grants, exhibits, etc. A service and engaged outreach record appropriate to the discipline or profession are also expected. This is a Security Sensitive Level I Position: Applicants for this position will be subject to a background check and may be required to be fingerprinted.

Application: Apply at

Search openings for Requisition ID 31544BR. In addition to a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information (name, address, telephone number, and email address) of three references, please submit the following material: (1) Research Statement (2-page max): Outlining current and future directions of program of research, (2) Teaching and Mentoring Statement (1-page max): Outlining approach to teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses and mentoring students in research. If available, student evaluation scores may be included in subsequent page(s), and (3) Diversity Statement (1-page max): Outlining contributions to diversity and inclusion in teaching, mentoring, and research, and vision for working with students of a Hispanic Serving Institution.

Texas Tech University was founded in 1923 and is located in Lubbock, TX, in the heart of the South Plains. The university has an enrollment of over 38,000 students and plans to continue growing that enrollment, including the undergraduate, graduate, law and medical campuses. Interdisciplinary service and research ventures are encouraged. TTU has a dynamic strategic plan, which includes growing the university’s service to the diverse citizens of West Texas.

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 minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

For additional information contact: Dr. Devin J. Mills (; 1-[Register to View] )

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Lubbock, Texas, United States