Job Details

Texas Tech University
  • Position Number: 2033766
  • Location: Lubbock, TX
  • Position Type: Science - Biology

Assistant Professor
Biological Sciences

Position Description
Contributes to the university's mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.

Major/Essential Functions
The Department of Biological Sciences at Texas Tech University is recruiting a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of Virology to begin in the Fall of 2021. The department will fully consider all candidates studying one or more aspects of virology including pathogenesis, transmission, virus-host interactions, cellular and molecular virology, and viral evolution. The chosen applicant will complement and contribute to the Universitys emerging One Health Initiative while enhancing current programmatic strengths in the department. The successful candidate is also expected to supervise an independent and energetic research program that will attract extramural funding, provide research training for graduate and undergraduate students, teach subject area courses (e.g. MBIO 4310) at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and engage in service to the department, college, and university. A PhD and postdoctoral experience in Biology or a related field is required.

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.

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. David Ray ( For further 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.

Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, university, and community is expected.

Required Qualifications
Academic degree as defined by the academic unit and as appropriate for the position held. Demonstrated record of effectiveness as a teacher, a record of peer reviewed publication and/or peer-reviewed creative activity which has contributed to the discipline or field of study, to the candidates intellectual and artistic development, and to the quality of the academic enterprise; a record of professional service appropriate to the discipline; promise of growth in teaching and research or artistic and creative activity.

Preferred Qualifications
A PhD and postdoctoral experience in Biology or a related field is required.

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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 does not discriminate on the basis of an applicants race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. Texas Tech welcomes consideration of dual career and professional couple accommodations.

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