Tenured Faculty Positions in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Lubbock, TX
Commesurate with qualifications
Aug 24, 2018
Oct 23, 2018
Job Type
Full time


The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Texas Tech University invites applications for two senior tenured faculty positions at the Associate or Full Professor level. One position will be in the area of Biochemistry, broadly defined. The field for the second position is open; however, it is expected that the research interests will fit into one or more areas of excellence identified by the department, including (again, broadly defined) life sciences, computational chemistry, high-resolution chemical imaging, energy storage and conversion materials, and sustainable (green) catalysis. Applicants must be tenured at their current institution or have comparable experience, and must have a nationally recognized and externally-funded research program. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. A demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving diverse student populations and experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable. Service to the department, college, and university is expected. Successful candidates for these positions will be part of a major expansion of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, which is among the top academic units at Texas Tech in terms of research funding, publications and graduate education. Texas Tech University has a Carnegie R1: Highest Research Activity classification. It has an enrollment of more than 37,000 students, and is one of the major, state-supported, multidisciplinary universities in the Southwest. Texas Tech University recently surpassed the Hispanic student population threshold necessary for designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

All applications must be submitted online. Online application can be submitted at http://www.texastech.edu/careers/ Candidates for the Biochemistry position should apply to requisition number 15017BR or use the direct link https://jobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25898&siteid=5637&areq=15017BR Candidates for the Open position should apply to requisition number 15086BR or use the direct link https://jobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25898&siteid=5637&areq=15086BR Candidates may apply for both positions, if they are otherwise qualified. Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a statement of current and proposed research, and a teaching philosophy. Applicants must also arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent on their behalf to Faculty Search Committee, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Box 41061, Lubbock, TX 79409-1061 (chemchair@ttu.edu). Evaluation of applications will begin on October 31, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

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.