Texas Tech University, College of Human Sciences

About the College

As one of the four original colleges at Texas Tech University at its founding in 1925, the College of Human Sciences (COHS) has a rich history of investing in students, preparing them to impact the world around them. The College of Human Sciences provides multidisciplinary education, research, and service focused on individuals, families, and their environments to improve and enhance the human condition. The College offers a wide range of outstanding and nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate programs and encompasses seven academic units that include Community, Family & Addiction Sciences; the Department of Design; Family & Consumer Sciences Education; Hospitality and Retail ManagementHuman Development and Family Sciences; Nutritional Sciences; and the School of Personal Financial Planning. In further supporting its vision of providing premier research, outreach, and educational programs that enhance human well-being worldwide, the COHS is also home to six centers and five institutes. When they graduate, our students are making an impact as educators, healthcare professionals, financial planners, hospitality managers, fashion merchandisers, designers, counselors, and nutrition experts.

About the University

Established in 1923, Texas Tech University is a Carnegie R1 (very high research activity) Doctoral/Research-Extensive, Hispanic-Serving, and state-assisted institution. Most recently, as part of a Texas Prop 5 constitutional amendment, Texas Tech will be allotted approximately 40 million dollars each year (beginning in 2023) to support university research activities as described here: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/research/strategicresearch/tuf.php/. The flagship of the Texas Tech University System, Texas Tech is dedicated to student success by preparing learners to be ethical leaders for a diverse and globally competitive workforce including a commitment to health https://www.depts.ttu.edu/onehealth/ and focusing on collaborations within the college, other colleges throughout TTU, and the TTU Health Sciences Center. The TTU Office of International Affairs promotes internalization efforts cultural awareness and global competence. TTU is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and the world. In addition, the Innovation Hub at Research Park provides space and resources for new innovations, partnering with technology and startup companies to nurture new ideas and entrepreneurship.

Located on a beautiful 1,850-acre campus in Lubbock, a city in West Texas with a growing metropolitan-area population of over 300,000, the university enrolls over 40,000 students with 33,000 undergraduate and 7,000 graduate students. As the primary research institution in the western two-thirds of the state, Texas Tech University is home to 10 colleges, the Schools of Law and Veterinary Medicine, and the Graduate School. Located on an adjacent campus, the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center includes the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Allied Health. 

About Lubbock

Referred to as the “Hub City” because it serves as the educational, cultural, economic, and health care hub of the South Plains region, Lubbock boasts a diverse population and a strong connection to community, history, and land. With a mild climate, highly rated public schools, and a low cost of living, Lubbock is a family-friendly community that is ranked as one of the best places to live in Texas. Lubbock is home to a celebrated and ever-evolving music scene, a vibrant arts community, and is within driving distance of Dallas, Austin, Santa Fe, and other major metropolitan cities. Lubbock’s Convention & Visitors Bureau provides a comprehensive overview of the Lubbock community and its resources, programs, events, and histories.

Safety Information

Adherence to robust safety practices and compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations are responsibilities of all TTU employees.

Equal Opportunity 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.


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