Texas Tech – Why Work For Us?

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With a career at Texas Tech University, you are limited only by your own ambition. We foster an environment of success, both for our students and our employees. When you work here, you become part of our campus community that's dedicated to advancing each other personally and professionally.

Delve into our culture and learn the many benefits of working at Texas Tech. See first-hand what it's like working for this great university when you meet our team. Then find the position here that's just waiting for you.

Welcome to your new career at Texas Tech University.

From here, it's possible.

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Texas Tech University prides itself on being a major comprehensive research university that retains the sense of a smaller liberal arts institution. Although enrollment is over 30,000, Texas Tech students boast of one-on-one interaction with top faculty and an environment that stresses student accomplishment above all else. We're large enough to provide the best in facilities and academics, but small enough to focus on you. We are committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world. 

Texas Tech students come from every county in Texas, all 50 states and more than 90 foreign countries. Tech offers 150 undergraduate degree programs through 11 academic colleges, a graduate school and a school of law. We offer more than 100 master's degree programs and over 50 doctoral degree programs.

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There are many benefits to working at Texas Tech University. Click each section below to explore the opportunities, programs and services the university offers our faculty and staff. This is by no means an all-inclusive list, but just enough to give you a feel for what it's like working here.

Employee Enrichment

Everything we do at Texas Tech starts with our employees. We expect excellence from staff and faculty. In return, we offer an excellent place in which to work.

Texas Tech works to give back to our employees at every opportunity, whether it's through programs and awards specifically for staff or through our policy of having an open administration.

Employees can also take advantage of many enrichment opportunities such as tuition assistance. We have had many employees finish degrees and go on to earn graduate degrees while also working full-time.

There are many opportunities for professional development as well. Texas Tech provides many resources for individuals to further develop professional skills in the workplace.

Entertainment

Texas Tech is a fun place to work. Not only do you get to come to work on a beautiful college campus each day, but there's also so much going on and plenty to do outside of work too.

All benefits-eligible employees get discounts on season tickets to see the Red Raiders in action in football, baseball and men's and women's basketball. Employees also get discounts on green fees and memberships at The Rawls Golf Course, a premier golf course just north of campus.

If the arts are more your style, employees also receive a discount to enjoy main stage performances by the Department of Theatre and Dance. Plus, the School of Art and School of Music have a full slate of shows, concerts and more.

Finally, the Museum of Texas Tech is home to many world-class exhibitions as well as theMoody Planetarium, which features laser and astronomy shows.

As you can see, there's always something going on at Texas Tech.

Conveniences

During the course of a normal workday, there are times when you need to take a break to get stuff done. It's okay. We get it. That's why Texas Tech offers so many convenient ways to do what you need right here on campus.

Whether it's finding the best option for lunch or running some much-needed errands, chances are you can do it without ever having to get in your car.

Texas Tech is full of satisfying and healthy food options, with more locations coming all the time. From national chains to local favorites, you're sure to find something that hits the spot.

If you can't find what you need here, we're surrounded by shops and restaurants all within walking distance or a short ride from the university. Texas Tech also has many banking locations on or right next to campus.

We are proud to announce that Texas Tech is also one of the first Mother-Friendly Workplaces in the State of Texas. We received this designation by providing a safe, private and convenient environment for new mothers.

Health and Wellness

The health of our employees is important to us. Texas Tech has many benefits and programs in place to help our employees stay in good health, both physically and mentally.

As a state institution, Texas Tech offers comprehensive insurance benefits and retirement plans. Choose from a variety of insurance options to best fit your individual circumstances.

Faculty and staff can become members of the Recreational Center for a small monthly fee. The Rec Center serves the fitness needs of our employees and their families through several fitness and wellness programs and classes, aquatics, Outdoor Pursuits and other special events.

Additionally, Texas Tech sponsors F.I.T. Tech to improve the well-being, nutrition and fitness of our employees. This free program was awarded a gold medal for behavior change from the 2009 State Agency Worksite Wellness Promising Practices Recognition Program.

Finally, Texas Tech employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Employees who are experiencing personal problems are encouraged to seek the private and confidential services of the EAP.

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Mission

This is an exciting time to be a part of Texas Tech University, as we are well on our way to becoming the next National Research University in Texas.

Texas Tech has enjoyed five straight semesters of record enrollment. Research expenditures have never been higher. And our students, faculty and staff continue to perform at high levels, winning national and international awards and acclaim.

This is all through having a strong vision and mission that guide this university on the path to greatness.

Every single Texas Tech employee works to advance our mission. From the front lines to administration, it's our people that have the biggest impact on our students.

During 2010, the Texas Tech community embraced the university's new Vision:

Texas Tech is a great public research university where students succeed, knowledge is advanced, and global engagement is championed.

Additionally, Texas Tech adopted a new Mission statement:

As a public research university, Texas Tech advances knowledge through innovative and creative teaching, research, and scholarship. The university is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce. The university is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world.

History

"Every thing that is done on these West Texas Plains ought to be on a big scale... Let us make the work of our college fit with the scope of our country. Let our thoughts be big thoughts and broad thoughts. Let our thinking be in worldwide terms."
– Texas Tech President Paul Horn at the university's first convocation
 

Thirty-six towns in West Texas originally competed to be the home of Texas Tech. In 1923, Lubbock came out on top, and Governor Pat Neff signed the bill that created Texas Technological College. Two years later, Texas Tech opened its doors to 910 students enrolled in just four schools.

In 1969, the Texas Legislature passed the bill that changed the name to Texas Tech University. Today, enrollment is estimated at just under 32,000, and the university now consists of 10 academic colleges.

Texas Tech serves a region larger than 46 of the nation's 50 states and is the only campus in Texas that is home to a major university, law school and medical school. Our university also prides itself on its many rich traditions.

Diversity

We believe that diversity offers a powerful voice of inclusion, a platform for respect and discovery, and a portal that leads to personal enrichment and growth.
– Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement
 

Texas Tech University is committed to the inherent dignity of all individuals and the celebration of diversity.

We foster an environment of mutual respect, appreciation, and tolerance for differing values, beliefs, and backgrounds. 
We encourage the application of ethical practices and policies that ensure that all are welcome on the campus and are extended all of the privileges of academic life. 
We value the cultural and intellectual diversity of our university because it enriches our lives and the community as a whole, promoting access, equity, and excellence. 

Texas Tech faculty and staff have started several campus programs and organizations that help foster a diverse culture and environment, including:

  • Arab American Faculty Forum
  • Black Faculty And Staff Association
  • Chinese Faculty & Staff Association
  • Latino/Hispanic Faculty & Staff Association
  • Student Government Association
  • The Women's Studies Program

Additionally, Texas Tech currently hosts the National Registry of Diverse & Strategic Faculty. The Registry is a free service designed to help connect current and prospective faculty members from underrepresented groups with institutions of higher education seeking to hire qualified candidates for open faculty positions.

Meet Our Employees

Bradley Martin

is the special assistant to Texas Tech's CFO. Bradley started working at Texas Tech when he was also an undergraduate student and worked his way up to his current position. In this video, Bradley talks about the people he works with on a daily basis at Texas Tech as well as the opportunity to make a difference in his job.

 

Donell Callender

started working at the Texas Tech Library in an entry-level position and worked her way to associate librarian, completing her undergraduate and earning a Master's degree along the way. In this video, Donell talks about the community of working on the Texas Tech Campus.

 

Michael San Francisco

is the associate VP of faculty development and a professor of biological sciences. He came to Lubbock in 1990 and has made the city his home. In this video, he talks about what it's like living in Lubbock and how he enjoys interacting with students and other faculty in his positions.

 

Beaux Vigil

is a senior attendant for University Parking Services. In this position, Beaux has the chance to directly interact with students, staff, faculty and campus visitors. In this video, Beaux discusses the supportive environment he works in and the personal relationships he has built while working here.

 

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Website www.ttu.edu
Headquarters Lubbock, TX
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1923
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

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