Assistant Professor for Cell Biology

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 of Cell Biology to begin in Fall 2022. The successful candidate is expected to establish an innovative, extramurally funded research program in cell biology that complements and enhances the existing research capability in the department. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong track record of productivity in cellular and molecular biology research that may include some combination of live cell imaging, genetics, biochemistry, or systems biology approaches. The successful candidate will have ample opportunity to collaborate with departmental colleagues working on diverse systems including non-model organisms, as well as with investigators in the larger One Health research community at TTU. Mentoring of graduate students is expected. Primary teaching responsibilities include participating in the teaching rotation of Cell Biology and Cell Biology Laboratory, core curricular components of our Biology, Microbiology, and Cell and Molecular Biology majors, as well as developing graduate course(s) in the candidate’s area of specialty. Service at the department, college, and university levels commensurate with career stage is also expected. 

Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Biology or a closely related field and postdoctoral research experience. Candidates with demonstrated scholarly success (e.g., peer-reviewed publications including accepted manuscripts) and commitment to inclusive excellence in teaching and research are encouraged to apply. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated success in obtaining extramural funding; a record of teaching at the university level and/or mentoring undergraduates and graduate students.

TTU is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a 5-star Campus Pride Index Premier Campus, and is committed to inclusive excellence (Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion). The Department of Biological Sciences has resolved to increase faculty diversity and create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive department at all levels; more information about the department is at

To apply, please go to and search for position 25096BR. 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.  The global coronavirus pandemic has imposed unique obstacles and challenges to academic productivity; applicants are welcome to indicate any pandemic-related constraints they have faced.

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. Zhixin Xie ( For further information including the educational programs at the DBS, please visit:

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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