Faculty Position in the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience

Lubbock, Texas
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected
Dec 02, 2020
Mar 02, 2021
Job Function
Faculty Member
Position Type
Full Time

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, TX

The Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience (https://www.ttuhsc.edu/medicine/pharmacology/default.aspx) in connection with the Garrison Institute on Aging (https://www.ttuhsc.edu/centers-institutes/garrison-aging) at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) invites applications from scientists for an open-rank tenure-track faculty position (Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Full Professor) in the School of Medicine. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, postdoctoral training, and independent funding. We are specifically looking for applicants with expertise and external funding in the area of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an independent program of research with external funding and grow that program through collaborative efforts with members of the Department and Institute and the Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics that is based in the Department and serves to bridge basic science and clinical disciplines through collaborative scholarly activities. Areas of existing expertise and funding include neurodegenerative diseases, chronic pain, alcohol use disorder and other neuropsychiatric conditions.

Participation in medical and graduate training is expected after an appropriate transition period. TTUHSC is an autonomous university adjacent to a vibrant college of more than 40,000 students, Texas Tech University (TTU), with an excellent infrastructure that includes numerous core facilities at the TTUHSC and TTU campuses (https://www.ttuhsc.edu/research/divisions/core-facilities.aspx). The Department and Institute house behavioral, electrophysiology, molecular biology, confocal and multiphoton microscopy facilities for collaborative research.

Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  A generous start-up package, fully guaranteed salary, opportunities for collaborations and collegiality provide an excellent work environment. Lubbock is a city of over 300,000 on the South Plains of West Texas, with a family-friendly atmosphere, good schools and a national ranking for a low cost of living and short average commute.

Applicants for the positions should apply online at Application Link requisition number 22354BR and include a curriculum vitae, a summary of research interests and expertise, goals and teaching experience. Applicants should also arrange for three or more letters of reference to be sent to sarah.harris@ttuhsc.edu.

Questions about the position should be directed to Volker Neugebauer, MD, PhD. Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, and Executive Director, Garrison Institute on Aging, at volker.neugebauer@ttuhsc.edu. For questions regarding the online application process please call Human Resources Recruiting, 806-743-2865. 

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.