Position Availability: August 1, 2020 or negotiable
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications
The Department of Nutritional Sciences (NS) seeks an energetic faculty member with demonstrated research excellence in the area of Basic Science to join a growing department with 19 full-time faculty. The successful applicant will contribute to the university’s mission primarily through research by serving as a faculty member in our accredited graduate MS and PhD programs that include approximately 99 students and a growing undergraduate programs of nearly 700 students, which includes an accredited didactic program in dietetics. This position is specifically assigned for a research faculty to work in the Nutrigenomics, Inflammation & Obesity Research (NIOR) laboratory in NS, directed by Dr. Naima Moustaid-Moussa in the Department of Nutritional Sciences.
Mentor undergraduate, MS and PhD students and assist in recruitment of undergraduate graduate students.
Develop and maintain a high impact scholarly research program in basic science via publications and external funding.
Be able to work in multidisciplinary research teams led by Dr. Moustaid-Moussa and with other NS and TTU/TTUHSC faculty.
Engage in outreach activities and service to the department, college, university, and the profession as opportunities arise.
An earned doctorate in basic sciences, such as PhD, in nutrition, biochemistry, biomedical sciences or related disciplines.
Experience with animal (rodents) and cell research and ability to develop new research/experimental protocols.
Demonstrated potential (commensurate with current position title) to secure extramural research grants and to engage in externally funded collaborative research projects across the college and university, and with local/regional and national partners including government, corporate, and philanthropic funding agencies.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to interact successfully and work harmoniously with colleagues and students in a diverse community.
Postdoctoral training (up to 5 years) or equivalent research experience to postdoctoral training.
Research experience in obesity, diabetes, breast cancer, epigenetics, genomics/metagenomics, metabolism and/or related areas.
Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable.
Evidence or potential for training/mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.
Experience with and/or demonstrated potential in grant writing and/or competitive extramural research funding
As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.