Tenure-track Faculty Positions Chemistry & Biochemistry

Lubbock, Texas
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgets.
Sep 30, 2020
Nov 29, 2020
Field of specialization
Organic, Physical
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Texas Tech University invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level. One position will be in the area of organic chemistry, broadly defined. Areas of research interest could include bioorganic/medicinal, synthesis/catalysis, and polymer chemistry.  The second position will be in the area of experimental physical chemistry, again broadly defined. Areas of research interest for this position could include physical biosciences, sustainable energy, materials, soft matter, surface chemistry and catalysis. This position could also benefit from the existing theoretical/computational expertise within the department. For both positions, a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field is required, with postdoctoral experience preferred. The successful candidate is expected to develop an independent, well-funded research program and have a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates who have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected. Located in Lubbock, Texas, Texas Tech University is a state-supported National Research University Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) with a Carnegie R1: Highest Research Activity classification. It has an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, and is one of the major multidisciplinary universities in the Southwest. The Lubbock metropolitan area is home to more than 250,000 people and features sunny weather and affordable housing.

All applications must be submitted online. Online application can be made at http://www.texastech.edu/careers/ . Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a statement of current and proposed research, a statement of diversity and inclusion, 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 (chemistry@ttu.edu). Evaluation of applications will begin on October 30, 2020, 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 excellence and diversity of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.