Texas Tech University — Research Assistant / Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences

Type: 12- month, Non-Tenure-track
Position Availability: August 1, 2020 or negotiable
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications

Position Description:
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.

Required Qualifications:

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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

Please apply online at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hr/workattexastech/ using requisition number 20737BR.

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.

For Additional information contact:

Dr. Naima Moustaid-Moussa