Chairman of Biological Science

Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX
Up to $150,000 plus benefits
September 20 2018
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Texas Tech University

Department of Biological Sciences

Chair and Professor

The Department of Biological Sciences at Texas Tech University invites applications for the position of Department Chair and Professor.  We seek a distinguished scientist with an international reputation who will provide leadership in the continued development and implementation of elements in the department’s strategic plan to strengthen NIH-supported research areas. The department currently has 40 full-time faculty members and over 100 graduate students. The department covers a diverse array of specialties, including research foci in (1) Cellular and Molecular Biology, (2) Microbial Ecology, Genetics, and Physiology, and (3) Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior. Several faculty are also associated with the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, the Center for Biotechnology and Genomics, the Natural Science Research Laboratory, and the College of Arts & Sciences Microscopy (CASM) Center. The department offers four degrees (B.S., M.S., PSM, Ph.D.) in a variety of majors and specialty areas.  For information regarding the Department of Biological Sciences and its research and teaching facilities, please refer to the department’s website:

The successful applicant will possess a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and educational activities crossing department and college boundaries, be a collegial motivator and advocate for faculty, inspire support and collaboration from diverse constituencies, and foster excellence in teaching and research. The candidate should have a sustained record of extramural funding and an active research program.  Service to the college and university is also expected. The candidate must have a clear vision for achieving the strategic goals of maintaining historical departmental strengths, while developing the department in NIH-supported basic and translational research areas.

Established in 1923, Texas Tech University is a public, state-designated national research university that is comprehensive in scope. It is among the highest level of Carnegie-classified (Highest Research Activity) doctoral granting universities, one of 115 U.S. institutions with such designation. Texas Tech University was recently designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), maintains AAALAC accreditation and state-of-the-art animal care facilities, and is developing a research portfolio commensurate with member institutions of the Association of American Universities.  The university offers more than 100 undergraduate, over 100 masters, and 50 doctoral degree programs.

Review of applications will begin after October 1, 2018. Applicants should apply at using Requisition 14579BR.  Applicants should submit a detailed letter of application along with a current CV, a statement of leadership philosophy and style, a statement outlining research productivity and interests, a one-page statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy, and the names of three references. A Ph.D. in a relevant life sciences field is required. The salary and start-up package will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Questions about the position and/or the application process can be directed to:

Search Committee Chair

Department of Biological Sciences

Texas Tech University


As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.