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Assistant Professor - Open Rank
Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas
Date Posted 02/02/2021
Faculty-Science-Biochemistry And Molecular Biology
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Assistant Professor - Open Rank
Nutritional Sciences

Position Description
Contributes to the university's mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.

Major/Essential Functions

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses, face to face and/or online.
  • Mentor undergraduate, MS and PhD students and assist in recruitment of graduate students.
  • Develop and maintain a high impact scholarly research program in basic science, via peer-reviewed publications and external funding, commensurate with rank.
  • Be able to work in multidisciplinary research teams.
  • Engage in outreach activities and perform service to the department, college, university, and the profession through involvement and leadership in national and or international professional associations.

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. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, university, and community is expected.

Required Qualifications
Academic degree as defined by the academic unit and as appropriate for the position held. Demonstrated record of effectiveness as a teacher, a record of peer reviewed publication and/or peer-reviewed creative activity which has contributed to the discipline or field of study, to the candidates intellectual and artistic development, and to the quality of the academic enterprise; a record of professional service appropriate to the discipline; promise of growth in teaching and research or artistic and creative activity.

Preferred Qualifications
Required Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate, such as PhD, in nutrition, biochemistry, biomedical sciences or related disciplines.
  • Potential for or experience in teaching as demonstrated by previous TA experience, conference presentations, or other related evidence.
  • Demonstrated potential (commensurate with current position title) to secure extramural research grants and to engage in externally funded collaborative research projects across the college and university, and with local/regional and national partners including government, corporate, and philanthropic funding agencies.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to interact successfully and work harmoniously with colleagues and students in a diverse community.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Postdoctoral or equivalent research experience.
  • Research experience in obesity, diabetes, cancer, epigenetics, microbiome, liver and muscle metabolism and/or other nutrition science-related areas.
  • Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable.
  • Evidence or potential for training/mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

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 does not discriminate on the basis of an applicants race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran. Texas Tech welcomes consideration of dual career and professional couple accommodations.

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