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Position Title: Lecturer

Fixed-term non-tenured appointment for 40% effort from June 1 - August 31, 2013

Department and Programs: The Department of Agricultural Economics offers teaching, extension, and research programs in agribusiness management, marketing, finance, policy, economic development, natural resource economics, and production economics. A new program in Financial Planning is being developed to qualify as a registered program with the CFP Board of Standards. Students completing the curriculum will be eligible to take the CFP® Certification Exam. The program will include the equivalent of 18 semester credits at the junior-senior level in financial planning core topics, including financial planning fundamentals, risk and insurance, income planning, investment planning, retirement and estate planning, and financial plan development. The Department seeks individuals from diverse backgrounds to contribute to our Department learning and environment.
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is seeking to fill a 9-month, tenured position for Chair of the department. The successful applicant is expected to lead a diverse and typical Family and Consumer Sciences department with 5 undergraduate and 2 graduate programs. Teaching is expected in undergraduate and graduate FCS courses with emphasis in FCS teacher education, resource management and family relationships OR nutrition and dietetics. This person will initiate and collaborate in research and grant activities leading to scholarly publications and participate fully in departmental, college, and university meetings and committees. Summer employment is an expectation of the position.


Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Family and Consumer Sciences Education or related field OR Ph.D. in nutrition, dietetics, or related field.

The Department of Personal Financial Planning at Texas Tech University is recruiting for two tenure-track faculty for Fall 2013.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor with a focus on Retirement Planning and Living with preference given to those specializing in retirement issues or in behavioral economics with a focus on consumer literacy and/or behavior related to financial products and services

Assistant Professor in Personal Financial Planning specializing in investments and wealth management within the context of personal financial planning

Qualifications for both positions include an earned doctorate in Personal Financial Planning, Finance, Economics, Consumer/Family Economics, Accounting, Law, or related field. The CFP(r) certification is desired, and other appropriate designations are encouraged (CFA, CRC, ChFC, CPA, CLU, etc.). Evidence of teaching effectiveness, scholarly publications, and research competency is desired. A demonstrated commitment to financial planning research and education and the desire to work collegially to educate the next generation of personal financial planners is a must.

More information is available at http://www.pfp.ttu.edu. Online application is available at https://jobs.texastech.edu (req. #87616) and http://jobs.texastech.edu/postings/52430 (req. #88242) for the retirement planning and the investment position, respectively. Both searches will remain open until the positions are filled.

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Family and Consumer Sciences - Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics

Position: Assistant Lecturer/Margaret S. Boyd Director of Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPND), Family and Consumer Sciences, twelve-month annual appointment, non- extended term; 50% teaching, 25% professional service that includes clinical practice/student precepting, and 25% administration of the DPND.

Responsibilities: This full-time benefitted position will teach undergraduate courses in Human Nutrition and Food that may include but are not limited to: nutrition counseling, therapeutic nutrition, community nutrition, nutrition for disease prevention, and food systems. The individual will serve as the DPND Director which is governed by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and perform clinical nutrition counseling for university students and student athletes through individual practice and the precepting of dietetic students. The position will also advise undergraduate students.


Position:  ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN CONSUMER ECONOMICS (Nine month, academic appointment, tenure track, position ID #21045).  Start date August 15, 2013 or as negotiated.

Qualifications:  To be considered for the position of Assistant Professor, the applicant must hold an earned doctorate in consumer economics or closely related discipline (e.g., applied economics, consumer behavior, family economics, policy analysis). At least one degree in Family and Consumer Sciences is preferred. The applicant should demonstrate great potential for outstanding scholarly competence and research productivity. Successful college teaching experience and active membership in relevant professional organizations are desirable. All applicants must have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. To be considered for the position of Associate Professor, the applicant must meet the above qualifications, and have attained tenure at a comparable university or have at least four years of experience as an assistant professor. 

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