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Department Chairperson

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Job Location:
Public and Environmental Health


HSC - Lubbock

Position Description
Administers affairs of a clinical, basic science, or college department.

Department: Dept of Public Health Lbk

Major/Essential Functions

The Chair is a member of the faculty who must maintain a record of professional success in the field and should expect to participate actively (approximately 50% time) in at least two of the following activities in addition to the duties as Chair: teaching, public health industry service, public health practice, and/or scholarship.

The overall responsibility of the Chair is to lead and develop faculty, both individually and as a community of scholars. The Chair acts on behalf of faculty and on behalf of the School's administration and leadership, and he/she must exercise these dual responsibilities with maturity, stewardship, and care.
  • Support the continuous and evolving professional development of each faculty member individually.
  • Help build a community of scholars and a culture among faculty that is productive, mutually supportive, student-oriented, and mission-oriented.
  • Maintain and strengthen a positive relationship between faculty and administration that empowers faculty and creates a positive work environment for faculty, staff, and leadership of the School.
  • Promote faculty, particularly related to their scholarship and service, to other schools of the Health Sciences Center, helping faculty to negotiate meaningful and professionally productive collaborations.
  • Recruit and retain talented faculty to fulfill the needs and missions of the Department, School, and Health Sciences Center.
Required Qualifications
  • PhD, DrPH, or equivalent degree in public health or closely related field.
  • A record of sustained accomplishment in three or more of the following:  teaching, public health industry service, academic administration, public health practice, and/or scholarship.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Credentials to hold tenure and to be appointed at an academic rank of Associate Professor or Professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
  • Evidence of successful leadership in an university setting.
  • Strong evidence of effective interpersonal, collaborative, and communication skills and extraordinary emotional intelligence.
Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Resume / CV

Optional Attachments

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan website.

EEO Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Jeanne Clery Act
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Pay Basis: Monthly

Pay Grade Minimum
salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Pay Grade Maximum
salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Travel Required: Up to 50%

Does this position work in a research laboratory?: No
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