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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – El Paso Assistant Professor or Higher - Diabetes & Metabolism in El Paso, Texas


Extended Job Title:

Assistant Professor or Higher - Diabetes & Metabolism

Org Level 1:

Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description:

Contributes to the university’s mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit

Requisition ID:


Travel Required:

Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions:

  • Builds and sustains an independent, externally funded research program

  • Embraces the vision of the new Center of Emphasis in Diabetes & Metabolism, engages in the Center's and Department's activities, and interacts with other members of the Center, Department, and Institution in a collegial, team-oriented fashion

  • Engages in optional part-time clinical service (up to one day per week) for M.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. applicants

  • Participates in team-taught courses in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and/or Paul L. Foster School of Medicine

  • Mentors medical and graduate students in research

  • Engages in service to the academic and regional community

  • Ensures compliance with all applicable institutional, state, and federal policies and procedures, especially those pertaining to research

  • Adheres to all institutional and departmental policies and procedures

  • Demonstrates professionalism in accordance with the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine's Declaration of Faculty Professional Responsibility

Grant Funded?:


Minimum Hire Rate:

salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Pay Basis:


Work Location:

El Paso

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Research experience in one or more of the following areas: (1) islet cell biology, including beta-cell differentiation and regeneration, (2) mechanisms of insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, (3) metabolic consequences of sleep-disordered breathing, including sleep apnea, (4) genetics, genomics, and/or epigenetics of diabetes and related metabolic disorders

  • Board certification by one of the ABMS member boards and a full unrestricted Texas medical licensure for M.D. or M.D-Ph.D. applicants wishing to engage in optional part-time clinical service

  • Experience with grants and/or contracts

  • Emerging or established regional or national reputation for the rank of associate professor or higher


HSC - El Paso


Ctr of Exc Obesity/Diabetes Rsch EP

Required Attachments:

Cover Letter, Resume / CV

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:

Associate Professor

Occasional Duties:



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:

  • Ph.D., M.D., M.D.-Ph.D., or an equivalent degree

  • A minimum of 3 years of postdoctoral biomedical research experience

  • Biomedical and/or translational research experience in diabetes, obesity, and/or related metabolic disorders with expertise in at least one of the following areas: disease mechanisms and pathophysiology; early disease development and progression; biomarker development; proteomics; metabolomics; genomics; diagnostics; experimental therapeutics

  • Record of peer-reviewed publications in the area of diabetes, obesity, and/or related metabolic disorders

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