Job Description

Extended Job Title
Professor - Weitlauf Endowed Chair in Cancer Research

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
14388BR

Optional Attachments
Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
ENDOWED CHAIR IN CANCER RESEARCH
TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER, LUBBOCK

 
The Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry in the TTUHSC School of Medicine seeks to recruit an established investigator to fill the Weitlauf Endowed Chair in Cancer Biology. This endowed position, together with potential for considerable state recruitment and ongoing research funding from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) (http://www.cprit.state.tx.us ), represents an outstanding opportunity for a senior or rising mid-career investigator. The successful candidate will have established a strong track record of discovery with a primary interest in cancer biology. The position is otherwise not restricted with respect to research area within cancer biology, so we invite applications from investigators with any such interests, from the basic scientific underpinnings of cancer to translational research in cancer therapies.
     The department (http://www.ttuhsc.edu/SOM/cbb/ ) currently comprises eleven full-time faculty, and we are completing recruitment of at least three more junior faculty as part of a significant expansion. Current faculty study the biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology of widely ranging topics in medicine and biology, including cancer, reproduction, diabetes, metabolism, development, and genetic 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 endowed 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 opportunity 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.) and a commitment to sustained research in cancer biology. Ability in and enthusiasm for teaching will be a consideration but not a requirement. The Department of Cell Biology and Biochemistry is committed to diversity in education and employment, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Interested 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 can be requested.

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.

 

Grant Funded?
No

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

Pay Basis
Monthly

Work Location
Lubbock

Preferred Qualifications
Ability in and enthusiasm for teaching will be a consideration but not a requirement.

The successful candidate will have established a strong track record of discovery with a primary interest in cancer biology. The position is otherwise not restricted with respect to research area within cancer biology, so we invite applications from investigators with any such interests, from the basic scientific underpinnings of cancer to translational research in cancer therapies.

 

Campus
HSC - Lubbock

Department
CBB Lbk Genl

Required Attachments
Portfolio

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
Faculty

Shift
Day

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.) and a commitment to sustained research in cancer biology. 

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
800

Does this position work in a research laboratory?
Yes

Are select agents used in this laboratory?
No

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