Professor and Chair
Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine invites applicants for the position of Chair of the Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry. The new Chair will be expected to build new and cutting-edge research endeavors while maintaining current research and teaching strengths in the School of Medicine's largest basic sciences department.
The Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry currently has twenty full-time faculty members with research programs in biochemistry, cancer, cell and molecular biology, reproductive, and endocrine biology. The department has a major commitment to graduate and medical education in biochemistry, cell biology, histology, and the anatomical sciences. Chair candidates must possess a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and be dedicated to directing, promoting, and developing the research and teaching missions of the department. Preferred candidates will have a current senior level rank with qualifications for appointment as a full professor. The candidate will have a strong extramurally funded research program and possess excellent interpersonal skills and leadership qualities. The position includes two endowed chairs which can be used by the candidate for recruitment of additional faculty or to enrich the candidate’s own research program. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The School is in Lubbock, Texas, a city of over 230,000 residents on the South Plains of the Texas Panhandle. The region has a diverse economy with strong influence from agriculture, health care, and higher education. Lubbock is home to Texas Tech University, providing entertainment opportunities in collegiate athletics and the performing arts. Interested individuals must apply online at the following link: https://jobs.texastech.edu/postings/51641 (requisition number is 87973). Curriculum vitae and three letters of reference should be attached to the electronic application.
Questions regarding the position can be directed to:
Reid L. Norman, PhD
Chair, Search Committee for Chair of Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
3601 4th Street, Stop 6592
Lubbock, Texas 79430