Tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor

Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas
October 05 2017
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The Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, TX invites applications for three tenure-track positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Professor level in any area of Biochemistry, Cellular, or Molecular Biology. The department (http://www.ttuhsc.edu/SOM/cbb/) currently has fourteen full-time faculty members and seeks accomplished scientists to complement existing research programs in cancer, reproductive biology, diabetes, membrane protein structure and function, development, and neurodegenerative diseases.

One position will be filled by a qualified candidate at the Professor level working in cancer who will be eligible for the Harry Weitlauf endowed chair in Cancer Biology. This individual will also be eligible for recruitment funding through The Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) (http://www.cprit.state.tx.us), a state supported fund that provides outstanding opportunities for research funding for cancer investigators in Texas. The TTUHSC Cancer Center has many resources available to researchers including the Texas Cancer Research Biobank and the Texas Cancer Cell Repository (http://cancer.ttuhsc.edu). A second position will be filled by a qualified candidate working in any area of Women’s Health including reproduction, pregnancy, and cancer. This individual will be eligible for the Kayla Weitlauf Fund for Women’s Health. The third position is open for rank and research area.

Appointments for all positions will be in the School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and come with a highly competitive start-up package and state-supported salary. Applicants should have a Ph.D., and/or M.D. degree, and will be expected to participate in the research and teaching missions of the department. Applicants with funded programs or strong evidence of funding potential will be given the strongest consideration. The Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry is committed to diversity in education and employment, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

TTUHSC is in Lubbock, Texas, a family-friendly city of over 230,000 residents on the South Plains of the Texas Panhandle. Our region has a diverse economy that is strongly influenced by agriculture, heath care, and higher education. Lubbock is home to Texas Tech University providing educational and entertainment opportunities in collegiate athletics and the performing arts. Lubbock weather is mild and averages 262 days of sunshine /year.

Interested candidates must apply online at http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/cbb/positions.aspx (look for job #11804BR, 11805BR). Candidates applying for Assistant or Associate Professor should apply for #11805BR. Candidates should submit a single document in PDF format containing a cover letter describing their interest in the department (including possible collaborations with current faculty), curriculum vitae, and a brief summary of their research interests. Candidates should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent in electronic format to cellbiology.biochemistry@ttuhsc.edu. Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.

An EEO/Affirmative Action Institution.