Research Assistant Professor

Lubbock, Texas
$40,000 per year + benefits
Oct 02, 2018
Nov 01, 2018
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Texas Tech University invites applications for a non- tenured track position at the Research Assistant Professor level. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or a closely related field with a strong publication record in organic and/or organometallic chemistry, preferably with postdoctoral experience. 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 two years ago to expand and enhance current research capabilities of the institution. 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. 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 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 made at  for faculty requisition number 15066BR. 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. Letters of recommendation should be mailed to: Research Assistant Professor Search Committee, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Box 41061, Lubbock, TX 79409-1061 (or email to ).

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.