Job Details

Texas Tech University
  • Position Number: 2033797
  • 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 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.

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. Texas Tech University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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 a 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
Preferred qualifications include: a record of research productivity indicated by publications in peer reviewed journals; potential for strong collaborative efforts within the department and with other faculty at the university; potential to attract competitive funding; potential to contribute to the teaching mission of the Department of Biological Sciences through undergraduate and graduate courses.

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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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