Job Description

Extended Job Title
Assistant Professor (Clinic and Basic Sciences)

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

Optional Attachments
Recommendation/Referral, Teaching Philosophy, Other Documents Supporting Qualifications

Travel Required

Major/Essential Functions
Medical Educators contribute to the University’s mission through teaching, research and service, with some variation in roles and responsibilities according to credentials, experience.  Specific educational program and other academic assignments are negotiated with the Chair of the Department of Medical Education.  For Clinician Medical Educators, the percent of time and effort dedicated to clinical practice is negotiated with the Chair of the Department of Medical Education and specific clinical duties are negotiated with the Chair of the designated TTUHSC/PLFSOM Clinical Department.
The successful candidate will:
  • Provide instruction and integration in the basic and clinical sciences using various teaching methods including lectures, laboratories, demonstrations, interactive computer-based exercises, small group discussions, team-taught classroom activities.
  • Provide medical education  approximately 80% time and effort, primarily delivering the first and second year medical student curriculum.
  • Basic Science Medical Educators will participate in scholarly activity approximately 20% time and effort (emphasizing scholarship in either their primary area of scientific expertise or in medical education or in both domains).
  • Clinician Medical Educators will participate in clinical practice at approximately 20% time and effort through the TTUHSC/PLFSOM Clinical Department associated with their practice specialty.
  • Provide supervision and evaluation of medical student performance.
  • Actively participate in ongoing educational program development and continuous quality improvement in support of the school’s innovative clinical presentation-based curriculum.
  • Work collaboratively to integrate basic science and clinical learning objectives into a seamless interdisciplinary four year medical school curriculum (as ultimately directed by the School Of Medicine and its Curriculum and Educational Policy Committee).
  • Adhere to institutional policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate professionalism in accordance with the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine’s Declaration of Faculty Professional Responsibility.
  • Service on departmental and institutional committees and task forces as assigned.
  • Fulfill administrative duties as negotiated with the Department Chair.

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:
Basic Science Medical Educator
  • Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent terminal degree in biochemistry or a closely related biomedical science (M.D. candidates without a Ph.D. in a relevant biomedical science must have additional credentials related to advanced scientific training and scholarship).
  • Demonstrated expertise in biochemistry, including a record of substantial achievement in teaching biochemistry and in relevant biomedical science-related scholarship (as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and by a substantial record of teaching, curriculum design, course or program management, and favorable evaluations by students and peers). 
Clinician Medical Educator
  • In addition to the minimum qualifications for Basic Science Medical Educator (as listed above), physician candidates applying for the Clinician Medical Educator option must be Board Certified (ABMS recognized), qualify for an unrestricted Texas Medical License and must agree to obtain an unrestricted Texas Medical License within 2 years of employment.  All other candidates will be considered under the Basic Science Medical Educator option. 
Preferred Qualifications (relevant to both categories above):
  • Additional expertise and experience teaching basic principles of pharmacology.
  • Additional expertise and experience teaching basic principles of nutritional biochemistry.
  • Experience with development and delivery of a course or major course components in biochemistry or related biomedical science at an LCME accredited medical school.
  • Experience with innovative teaching methods including team teaching, problem based learning, interactive large group presentations, and computer-based interactive teaching programs.
  • Experience with computer-based programs for curriculum management such as WebCT/Blackboard.
  • Participation in national organizations or committees devoted to medical education.
  • Previous publications in the medical education literature.
  • Experience in the development of grant proposals and the management of extramural funding.

HSC - El Paso

Clinic and Basic Sciences Elp

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
Full Professor


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
Academic degree as defined by the academic unit and as appropriate for the position held. Demonstrated record of effectiveness as a teacher, a record of peer reviewed publication and/or peer-reviewed creative activity which has contributed to the discipline or field of study, to the candidate’s intellectual and artistic development, and to the quality of the academic enterprise; a record of professional service appropriate to the discipline; promise of growth in teaching and research or artistic and creative activity

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