Assistant Professor or Higher (35984BR)

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center of El Paso

El Paso, TX

ID: 7247398
Posted: May 23, 2024

Job Description

Assistant Professor or Higher
Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine
Center of Emphasis in Infectious Diseases

The Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine in the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso is accepting applications from highly qualified clinician-scientists or scientists for a Faculty position in the Center of Emphasis in Infectious Diseases (CoEID).

Researchers in the CoEID focus on key areas of border-population health, particularly research in influenza, vector-borne viral illness (ex. West Nile), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The center has a vaccine development program that is attempting to generate mucosa vaccines against ordinary seasonal infections, but also against infectious agents that might be used as biological weapons. Our faculty is also instrumental in training the next generation of biomedical research scientists through the TTUHSC El Paso L. Frederick Francis Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Minimum Qualifications:
• M.D., or an equivalent degree, Ph.D. in the field of biomedical sciences, or M.D.-Ph.D.
• Experience in teaching graduate and medical students
• Record of accomplishment in social and cultural risk factors and prevention of chronic diseases
• Minimum of three (3) years of post-doctoral experience in biomedical sciences or related area
• A continuous publication record in peer-reviewed journals
• For physician applicants who wish to engage in clinical practice: Board certification by an ABMS member board and a full, unrestricted Texas medical license (or eligibility for licensure)

Preferred Qualifications:
• Track record of sustained success in extramural grant funding
• Emerging or established national or international reputation for the rank of associate professor or higher
• Scientific expertise and interest in bacterial and viral pathogenesis

Institution: TTUHSC El Paso is the fourth independent university in the Texas Tech University System, and is comprised of the Foster School of Medicine, Hunt School of Nursing, Francis Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and the new Hunt School of Dental Medicine.

Community: Residents enjoy high-desert climate living in a friendly and diverse community with no state income tax. El Paso is home to the Sun Bowl/Division I athletics, Franklin Mountains State Park (the largest U.S. urban park), museums, AAA baseball team, semi-pro soccer, Broadway series, a classic film festival, and symphony.

• Top 5 Safest Large U.S. Cities, AdvisorSmith, 2021
• All-America City (innovation, inclusiveness, and civic engagement), National Civic League, Finalist 2022
• Easy access to the El Paso International Airport
• Exceptional public and private schools

Interested candidates must apply online at and click on “El Paso Faculty” (35984BR). For additional information, applicants please contact:

Rajkumar Lakshmanaswamy, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine
[email protected]
(915) 215-6473

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