Job Description

Extended Job Title
Director Ctr. of Emphasis in Diabetes/Metabolism Assc. Prof. or Higher

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
Research Statement

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Develops and implements a vision for the Center of Emphasis in Diabetes and Metabolism in collaboration with the Department Chair
  • Develops a strategic plan for growing and enhancing the a) quality, b) visibility, and c) impact of scientific, clinical, and educational programs within the Center, in collaboration with the Department Chair of Molecular and Translational Medicine and the Vice President for Research
  • Enhances faculty recruitment, maximizes strategic investment of facilities and resources, and fosters the development and expansion of external research funding from national, state and local sources
  • Builds and sustains an independent, extramurally funded research program and fosters the same for faculty within the Center of Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Participates in budget development in collaboration with the Department Chair
  • Fosters collaboration and integrates faculty and trainees around shared interests in diabetes and metabolism research to achieve the Center’s interdisciplinary goals
  • Promotes the Center’s research, training, and service missions to internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensures compliance with the regulations, policies, procedures, and standards of ethical conduct in the planning, conducting, and reporting of research and scholarly activity
  • Participates in teaching team-taught courses at TTUHSC El Paso
  • Mentors medical students, graduate students, and post-graduate trainees
  • Participates in academically-related public service complementary to the institutional mission
  • Adheres to 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
  • Experience in cultivating partnerships and collaborations to build high-quality scientific programs across the broad spectrum of basic to translational to clinical research in the field of neurosciences
  • Demonstrated ability to forge interactions as a team player among clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals
  • Leadership experience in an academic medical center
  • A track record of recruiting top talent
  • Active engagement in relevant professional societies
  • For physician applicants who wish to engage in clinical practice: Board certification by an ABMS member board and a full, unrestricted Texas medical license (or eligibility for licensure) are required

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 website.

Job Group
Associate Professor


EEO Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
  • M.D., Ph.D., or M.D.-Ph.D.; or an equivalent degree in the field of biological sciences 
  • Experience in teaching medical students and/or graduate students 
  • Record of sustained research productivity in the field of metabolic disorders
  • Active publication record in high-quality peer-reviewed journals
  • Track record of sustained success in extramural grant funding 
  • Emerging or established national or international reputation

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

Are select agents used in this laboratory?

Jeanne Clery Act
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