Assistant Professor in Zoonotic Disease

Lubbock, Texas
Estimated salary $82,000
October 30 2020
Position Type
Full Time
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Infectious Disease/Zoonoses Position

The Department of Biological Sciences at Texas Tech University is seeking to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank with a research emphasis that addresses the biology, ecology, host/pathogen relationships, or epidemiology of emerging zoonotic diseases.  A doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, DVM, or equivalent) in fields related to zoonoses, epidemiology, or wildlife diseases is required. Post-doctoral research experience is preferred.  Candidates whose research complements the expertise of current faculty, especially as it relates to vertebrate organisms and One Health initiatives are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a record of scholarship as evidenced by a strong extramural funding and publication success. In addition to supervising an independent and energetic research program that will attract extramural funding,  the chosen candidate will provide research training for graduate and undergraduate students, teach subject area courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute to the department, college, and university through service duties  that include program-building and extra-curricular activities.

Application materials should consist of 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) three representative publications, 3) statements of research and teaching interests, 4) a diversity statement (evaluation rubric available online), and 5) the names of three potential referees. To apply, please go to: and search position 21969BR.

Application review will begin on December 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.  Questions can be addressed to the search committee chair Dr. Robert D. Bradley (  For additional information on the department and graduate and undergraduate programs, see

TTU is designated as a Research 1, Hispanic Serving Institution, a 5-star Campus Pride Campus, and is committed to inclusive excellence. In addition, the Department of Biological Sciences is building a diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in an inclusive and equitable environment ( The preferred candidate will have an expressed commitment to working with diverse student populations.

 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 at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.