Job Details

Texas Tech University
  • Position Number: 2033808
  • Location: Lubbock, TX
  • Position Type: Science - Biology


Assistant Professor
Lubbock
21970BR
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 (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 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 (http://www.depts.ttu.edu/biology/resources/diversity/). Therefore, the preferred candidate will have an expressed commitment to working with a diverse student population.

Application materials should consist of 1) a curriculum vita, 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. Questions can be addressed to the search committee chair Dr. Lauren Gollahon (lauren.gollahon@ttu.edu). For further information on the department and graduate and undergraduate programs, see http://www.biol.ttu.edu.
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
The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Biology, Education or a related field.

To apply, visit workattexastech.com

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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