Faculty Positions in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Lubbock, TX
Commesurate with qualifications
Jul 12, 2019
Sep 10, 2019
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.


Senior (Associate/Full Professor) positions:


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.


Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biochemistry:


The tenure-track position is in the area of Biochemistry, broadly defined. Applicant must have a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry or a closely related field, preferably with postdoctoral experience. Successful candidates will be expected to develop a nationally recognized and externally funded research program, develop departmental and multidisciplinary collaborations, teaching in an appropriate field of chemistry based on the candidate's background and interests, and perform internal and professional service at a level commensurate with rank.


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 all three 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 over 38,000 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/.  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 September 30, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.


Senior Biochemistry position: Apply to requisition number 18006BR or use the direct link https://jobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25898&siteid=5637&areq=18006BR

Senior Open area position: Apply to requisition number 18007BR or use the direct link https://jobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25898&siteid=5637&areq=18007BR Candidates may apply for both senior positions, if they are otherwise qualified.

Junior (tenure-track) Biochemistry position: Apply to requisition number 18005BR or use the direct link https://jobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25898&siteid=5637&areq=18005BR

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.