Research Assistant Professor

Lubbock, Texas
Up to $50,000 per year plus benefits
Apr 03, 2018
May 03, 2018
Field of specialization
Organic, Organometallic
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas Tech University invites applications for one non-tenure track position at the Research Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level (depending on qualifications).   Candidates must have knowledge with organic and organometallic chemistry with a strong publication record . Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable.

Successful candidates will be expected to develop a nationally recognized and externally funded research program, develop departmental and multidisciplinary collaborations and perform internal and professional service at a level commensurate with rank. The successful candidate for this position will be part of a major initiative at Texas Tech University that was launched last year to expand and enhance current research capabilities of the institution. The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry is among the top academic units at TTU in terms of research funding, publications and graduate education. Texas Tech University is classified as a doctoral research-extensive university by the Carnegie Foundation; it has an enrollment of more than 35,000 students, and is one of the major, state-supported, multidisciplinary universities of the Southwest.  Candidates must have a demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving diverse student populations.

All applications must be submitted online. Online application can be made at for faculty requisition number 13491BR.  All qualified candidates are invited to apply. Applications must include cover letter, curriculum vitae, summary of past research experience, statement of future research interest and three (3) professional letters of recommendation.

Employment contracts will be on an annual basis and contingent upon positive annual evaluations. Funding for this position is available for one (1) year, with the possibility for renewal based upon availability of funds. The successful candidate will be encouraged and supported in seeking external funding for salary support.

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 minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.  Texas Tech University recently surpassed the Hispanic student population threshold necessary for designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).