Texas Tech University — Director of the Institute of Environmental and Human Health

Texas Tech University (TTU) invites applications and nominations for Director of The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH). We seek a distinguished scientist with a proven record of scientific achievement and administrative leadership who will provide a compelling vision for the future development of TIEHH. Commitment to, and enthusiasm for an interdisciplinary approach to science is essential. The ideal candidate will have a history of working with international, federal, state, and/or private funding agencies. Additionally, a record of sustained extramurally supported research in an environmental and/or human health or related field is expected.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. or other equivalent terminal degree and be qualified for appointment at the rank of Professor. Applicants must have demonstrated leadership to inspire and elicit support and cooperation from diverse constituencies and administrative experience commensurate with the position. The ideal candidate will have significant experience securing funds from governmental, private, and corporate entities. He or she will also have demonstrated an ability to plan, direct, and manage the operations, programs, and staff of a complex and dynamic organization.

The Director will play a key leadership role in developing, managing, and promoting the Institute. Primary responsibilities are to plan, develop, and direct research programs and initiatives that will support the Institute’s mission. The Director will provide leadership and vision for collaborative Institute programs involving diverse faculty from several departments and schools of the TTU System, recruit qualified faculty, foster faculty research, and develop collaborative, interdisciplinary funding initiatives. The Director will promote external relationships and strategic partnerships, act as the Institute spokesperson, and engage in public communication that highlights knowledge generated by TIEHH and its benefit to environmental and human health. The Director will have the opportunity to maintain their research program as a tenured member of the Department of Environmental Toxicology.

Please submit all application materials including curriculum vitae, a statement describing current and future research interests, teaching statement, and three references to this website:

Please search for Requisition 8655BR on the linked page above.

Please direct any questions related to this search to

Dr. James Carr, Search Committee Chair
Department of Biological Science
Texas Tech University
E-mail:  james.carr@ttu.edu

Application submission will be preferred by November 15, 2016. Review of applications will begin immediately.

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.