Job Description

Extended Job Title
Assistant Professor or Higher -Diabetes and 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 and 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)
  • 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
Minimum Qualifications: 
  • M.D., M.D.-Ph.D., or an equivalent degree
  • Successful completion of an ACGME-accredited graduate medical training
  • Board-certification by one of the ABMS member boards
  • Holds or be eligible for a full unrestricted Texas medical licensure
  • Clinical research experience in at least one of the following areas: the study of insulin sensitivity and/or secretion in human subjects; the study of obesity, its causes, co-morbidities in human subjects; the evaluation of new biomarkers, diagnostics and/or therapeutics for diabetes and/or obesity, including clinical trails
  • Record of peer-reviewed publications
Preferred Qualifications 
  • Expertise with performing and interpreting direct measurements of insulin sensitivity in human subjects (euglycemic clamp, intravenous glucose tolerance test or related measurements)
  • Experience with interventions to prevent or manage insulin resistance, prediabetes, diabetes, and/or obesity in the pediatric population
  • Experience with the diagnosis, staging and management of hepatic steatosis
  • Emerging or established regional or national reputation for the ranks 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


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

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

Are select agents used in this laboratory?

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