Department Chairperson
Texas Tech University - Lubbock, TX

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Administers affairs of a college department.

Major/Essential Functions
The successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to provide strong academic, administrative, research and professional leadership to a diverse faculty and student community. The chairperson reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
The Department of Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences at Texas Tech University invites applications and nominations for the position of Department Chairperson to begin September 1, 2014 with the possibility of an earlier start date if desired.
Credentials should be appropriate for a tenured appointment at the Professor rank, and include an earned doctorate in one of the fields of kinesiology. The successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to provide strong academic, administrative, research and professional leadership to a diverse faculty and student community.
The chairperson reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. As the chief administrative official of the department, the chairperson will also be expected to manage budgetary and personnel matters, promote curriculum development and educational innovation within the department, and foster collaborations with other departments at TTU and the TTU -Medical School.
The department offers BS and MS degrees, and participates in PhD programs with exercise and sport sciences concentrations. The department is one of the largest departments at Texas Tech University and enrolls over 1,330 undergraduates in programs of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Physical Education/Teacher Education, Exercise and Health Promotion, Exercise Sciences and Sport Management).
Approximately 70 graduate students are enrolled in the Master’s degree program of Exercise and Sport Sciences (concentrations in Exercise Sciences and Sport Management). The Department also provides concentration areas in doctoral programs within other departments in other colleges (e.g., Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Psychology in the College and Education, Animal Sciences in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and Rehabilitation Sciences at the Health Sciences Center).

Occasional Duties

Qualifications
Terminal degree in specialty or skill taught in the department. This position will be classified as Security Sensitive and require a criminal background check if selected for employment.

Preferred Qualifications

Security Sensitive?
Yes

Security Level (TTU only)
Level I

Does this position work in a research laboratory?
No

If yes, are select agents used in this laboratory?

Pay Basis
Monthly (Exempt)

Job Type
Full Time Tenure Track

Campus/Unit
Texas Tech University

Work Location
Lubbock

Zip Code
79409

Job Open Date
06/25/2013

Job Close Date

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please provide the following with your online application:
• Curriculum Vitae
• Cover Letter
Three to five letters of recommendation should be sent by mail to the Chair of the Search Committee at Lee Cohen, Ph.D., Chair, HESS Search, Department of Psychology, Box 42051. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 79409. Nominations or inquiries should be sent by email to lee.cohen@ttu.edu.
Screening of applications will begin on September 15, 2013, and continue until the position is filled.
Texas Tech University is a large state-supported institution located in Lubbock, Texas, a center of cultural, commercial, medical, and professional services. In addition to nearly all traditional colleges and schools, the University has a nationally recognized law and medical schools.
Texas Tech University is actively pursuing strategic initiatives that will enhance its stature as a national research university. Successful candidates would be expected to contribute to this effort by virtue of their leadership and vision. For further information see the department’s and university’s web sites at www.depts.ttu.edu/hess, and www.ttu.edu, respectively.


Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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Internal Candidates Only?
No

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EEO Statement:
The entities of the Texas Tech University System are Equal Opportunity Employers and employ without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, or other protected classes.

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