Extended Job Title:
Responsible for writing grant/technical/proposals assigned by the Administration and Faculty. These proposals, requesting contributions, are submitted to individuals, corporations, foundations, and governmental entities. Responsibilities include assignments from, as well as, coordinating the efforts of faculty and staff to produce high-quality grant proposals.
The proposal developer/writer will work closely with faculty researchers to achieve the following essential functions:
Assist CoMC faculty with applying for grants to support the growth of the college's in-person and online/distance course offerings
Aid in identifying and developing opportunities for CoMC faculty to pursue a broad range extramural funding sources.
Serve as a liaison with research development personnel from university central administration as well as proposal developers from other units across campus and partner institutions to facilitate interdisciplinary funding proposals.
Help develop proposals in partnership with individual faculty, research teams from within the College, or interdisciplinary clusters examining diverse subjects
Assist faculty with editing of proposal content (e.g., research plan, project narrative, etc).
Assist faculty in submission of proposals through TTU Office of Research Services
Minimum Hire Rate:
M-F 8am to 5pm
Communication/media educational, professional background, or subject area depth of knowledge and appreciation
Experience in grant writing and/or technical writing
Appreciation for interdisciplinary collaboration
Basic knowledge of budgeting
Ability to multi-task and advance multiple projects simultaneously
Although no previous experience with proposal development or submission is required, the ideal candidate will demonstrate a willingness and interest in learning both the proposal development process and the identification of funding opportunities for a diverse array of sources including government, corporate, foundation, and/or other funding sources.
Media and Communication
Cover Letter, Resume / CV
Office and Admn Wkrs All Other
Bachelor's degree in English, journalism or related field. Three years experience in proposal/technical writing. Education and experience can exchange on a year-for-year basis.
Does this position work in a research laboratory?:
About the Department and/or College:
The College of Media & Communication (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/) at Texas Tech University serves approximately 2500 students across its undergraduate majors and graduate programs. The college’s enrollment and credit hours have grown consistently for the last seven years; the number of full-time faculty has almost tripled; and the area for facilities has increased more than 40%. CoMC is the #1 rated research unit in the TTU System per the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking). Its private and state grants initiatives have skyrocketed in recent years, achieving its 2025 grants goals in fall 2020. It maintains high standards for teaching, even as its reputation as a media research center expands. CoMC metrics for student retention and graduation rates are near the top at Texas Tech in many categories. The college is proud that Diverse Issues in Higher Education magazine recently ranked it 19th nationally for graduating Hispanic/Latino students, and individuals and teams in the college have won awards for their dedication to diversity and inclusion (https://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/diversity/).
Research strengths among college faculty include Hispanic and international, strategic, science/health, gaming/AI, leadership, interpersonal/organizational, and political communication, as well as social scientific research methods. Affiliates of the Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic & International Communication engage in teaching, research and community outreach related to Hispanic and international/intercultural communication (comc.ttu.edu/research/hihic).
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a letter of application describing professional experience and position qualifications, curriculum vitae or resume, sample proposal(s), graduate transcripts, and a list of three references with complete addresses and phone numbers.
The search committee is chaired by Coy Callison, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, College of Media & Communication. Questions may be addressed to him at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the College, see our web site at www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/
Adherence to robust safety practices and compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations are responsibilities of all TTU employees.
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 by visiting www.depts.ttu.edu/hr/payplan.
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.
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. 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. 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. It is committed to enhancing the cultural and economic development of the state, nation, and world.
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.