Assistant Professor for Discipline-Based Education Research

Lubbock, Texas
Monthly Salary with Benefits
September 14 2021
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Department of Biological Sciences (DBS) at Texas Tech University (TTU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a focus on Biology Education Research to support our Introductory Biology courses and establish a research program in Discipline-Based Education Research (DBER).  The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Biology, Education or a related field, and preferred candidates will have a strong publication record, clear potential for extramural funding success, and a proven track record of quality classroom teaching. Biology is one of the largest undergraduate degree programs on campus with over 1600 majors, and the Introductory Biology Courses to which the candidate will contribute, include 32 labs, 20 TAs and a full-time lab coordinator. The successful candidate is expected to establish a collaborative STEM education research program supported by external funds and to engage with the active STEM Center for Outreach Research and Education (CORE) and STEM Teaching Engagement and Pedagogy (STEP) Program already present at TTU. The candidate is also expected to contribute to the department, college, and university through service duties that include program-building and extra-curricular activities.

TTU is designated as a Research 1, Hispanic Serving Institution, a 5-star 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 ( Therefore, the preferred candidate will have an expressed commitment to working with a diverse student population. 

To apply, please go to and search for position 25075BR. Application materials should consist of 1) curriculum vitae, 2) three representative publications, 3) separate statements of research and teaching interests, 4) a diversity statement that addresses any past contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion and outlines plans and actions for advancing DEI at TTU (see rubric at, and 5) contact information of three potential referees.  

Application review will begin on 10/18/2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions can be addressed to the search committee chair Dr. Lauren Gollahon ( For further information on the department and graduate and undergraduate programs, see

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 minoritized candidates, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.

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