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Assistant / Associate Professor Tenure Track Faculty

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience
Lubbock, Texas
Salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills
Closing date
Jul 31, 2023

The Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience ( at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) invites applications from scientists for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor/Associate Professor level 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 pain research and/or comorbid disorders that create synergies with existing strengths in pain, alcohol use disorder and neurodegenerative disease. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an independent research program with external funding. This is a great opportunity for career and leadership development through collaborative efforts with members of the Department and the Center of Excellence for Translational Neuroscience and Therapeutics (CTNT) that is based in the Department and serves to bridge basic science and clinical disciplines through collaborative translational activities across departments and schools (

Participation in medical and graduate training is expected after an appropriate transition period. TTUHSC is an autonomous university adjacent to Texas Tech University (TTU), a vibrant college of more than 40,000 students. TTUHSC has an excellent infrastructure that includes numerous core facilities at the TTUHSC and TTU campuses ( The Department and CTNT house behavioral, electrophysiology, molecular biology, confocal and multiphoton microscopy facilities for collaborative research. Additional collaborations exist with the Garrison Institute on Aging at TTUHSC.

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 nearly 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 View details requisition number 33409BR and include a curriculum vitae and a summary of research interests and goals, expertise and funding, and teaching experience. Applicants should also arrange for three or more letters of recommendation to be sent to Maria Di-Domenico ( 

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

TTUHSC is an EEO/AA employer.


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