Texas Tech University Seeks Director
September 17, 2015
LUBBOCK, TEXAS - Texas Tech University seeks a Director for its nationally recognized chess program. 

The Director's areas of oversight will include administrative and business operations, financial management, outreach and recruitment planning, marketing and communications, human resources, student development in competitive collegiate chess, and program development. The Director will be responsible for existing programs and initiatives. The Director will be expected to introduce new efforts that further develop chess as a vehicle for academic excellence and participation in higher education. Applicants should be knowledgeable about and well connected in the world of tournament chess.

Texas Tech Chess program conducts a wide range of outreach activities nationally and locally. Its competitive teams have garnered significant honors, qualifying for the Final Four of College Chess for two years in a row.  Since the start of the program in 2007, Knight Raider chess teams have won two national championships and numerous national, state and regional titles. The program prepares chess tests for the University Interscholastic League A+ Academics program, an elementary and middle school competition popular throughout Texas.

Texas Tech University (www.ttu.edu) is a comprehensive research university with over 35,000 students.  It is located on a campus of more than 2,000 acres and is the second largest university campus in the nation.  The university consists of ten academic colleges, a law school, a medical school, and a graduate school.  Texas Tech University is located in Lubbock, Texas (http://www.visitlubbock.org/), a city with a population of approximately 230,000.

Applications for the Director position should be submitted online at
http://www.texastech.edu/careers/ (STAFF/Search Openings/Requisition ID 5182BR).

For more information, contact Dr. Paul Frazier, Associate Vice President, Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement, Texas Tech University, at [email protected].