Job Description

Extended Job Title
Associate Professor - Kayla Weitlauf Endowed Professorship

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr

Org Level 7
511515 - CBB Lbk Genl

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

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions

The Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry in the TTUHSC School of Medicine seeks to recruit a rising star/mid-career investigator to fill a faculty position (Associate or full Professor depending on eligibility) supported by the Kayla Weitlauf Endowment. The successful candidate must have a strong track record of discovery and extramural grant funding with a primary interest in research areas related to women’s health. As one of the major thematic research areas in the department is cancer, preference will be given to candidates who focus on cancers relevant to women (breast, ovarian, cervical, or endometrial) or on gender-differences in progression and therapeutic outcome in any cancer. This position also has potential for considerable state funding via special recruitment grants and also for research support via competitive grant programs from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) (

The department ( currently comprises fourteen full-time faculty studying biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology of widely ranging topics in medicine and biology, including cancer, reproduction, diabetes, metabolism, development, and neurodegenerative diseases. We enjoy a collegial and cooperative research environment both within and between departments that is especially conducive to collaboration and scientific discourse.
This position will be a primary appointment in the School of Medicine, with state-supported salary, and a concurrent appointment in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences that affords opportunities to recruit and advise excellent graduate students from the Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology graduate programs. Salary and lab set-up package are nationally competitive. Applicants must have a terminal degree (Ph.D., M.D. or US Equivalent) and a commitment to sustained research in women’s health. Ability and enthusiasm for teaching will be desirable but not a requirement. The Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry is committed to diversity in education and employment, and we strongly encourage women and minority candidates to apply.
TTUHSC is in Lubbock, Texas, a family-friendly city of more than 250,000 residents on the South Plains of West Texas. Our region boasts a diverse economy with strengths in agriculture, heath care, and higher education. Lubbock is home to Texas Tech University providing educational and entertainment opportunities in collegiate athletics and the performing arts. The city's K-12 school system provides a solid education for children to achieve at the highest levels, including magnet, AP, and International Baccalaureate programs. Lubbock weather is mild, with an average of 262 days of sunshine per year.

Candidates should submit a single PDF that includes a cover letter describing their interest in the position (including possible collaborations with current faculty), curriculum vitae, and a brief summary of research interests. Candidates should also provide names of three individuals from whom recommendation letters may be requested. 

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Pay Basis

Work Location

HSC - Lubbock

CBB Lbk Genl

Required Attachments

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group


EEO Statement
 As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications

 Applicants must have a terminal degree (Ph.D., M.D. or US Equivalent) and a commitment to sustained research in women’s health.

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 candidate’s 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

Salary Grade

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

Are select agents used in this laboratory?

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