Research Associate Professor

Lubbock, Texas
Commensurate with experience
Mar 08, 2019
Apr 07, 2019
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

Position Description: The department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Texas Tech University seeks a non-tenure-track faculty member with expertise in Computational Chemistry to join a dynamic program at TTU.  We are seeking an outstanding candidate with recognized expertise in exact computation of electronic wave functions.  The candidate is expected to perform specialized work in the planning, conducting and supervision of original research, secure significant external funding collaboratively, publish research and provide appropriate professional and institutional service.


Major/Essential Functions: Key responsibilities include involvement in externally funded collaborative research and publications.  The successful applicant should demonstrate at least some expertise in each


of the following areas:


    (1) electronic structure theory and calculation


    (2) variational basis and Krylov subspace methods


    (3) tensor product methods


    (4) Gaussian-sinc representations of Coulombic potentials


    (5) permutation-inversion group theory and symmetry adaptation


    (6) optimal separable basis sets


Qualifications: Ph.D. in Chemistry or related areas. Preference will be given to candidates with strong training in exact computation of electronic wave functions and/or related disciplines. The candidate is expected to have postdoctoral training and broad knowledge in physical chemistry.


Candidates should have demonstrated leadership and ability to work collaboratively in program development, teaching, training, and providing technical expertise.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere are expected. Candidates should demonstrate ability to integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions and other outcomes, ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with other employees and the public, ability to plan workload effectively, providing direct training and supervision as needed.  Candidates must exhibit high work ethics consistent with TTU’s and funding agencies conduct for responsible research. Candidates are expected to conduct and participate in research.


Preferred qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated research independence, track record of publications and funding, and who are actively involved with application of physical chemistry and exact computation of electronic wave functions.


Application:  Interested candidates should send their letter of interest/application, vita, copy of transcripts (official transcripts will be required upon appointment), and the contact information (name, address, telephone number, and email address) of three references.




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.


To apply, please visit and search for job requisition 16769BR. 


For more Information, please contact Dr. Bill Poirier (