Job Description

Extended Job Title
Instructor or Higher - Developmental Genetics (WLHSDM)

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Contributes to the university’s mission through teaching and service, some variation by academic unit.

Requisition ID

Optional Attachments
Recommendation/Referral, Transcript

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Participates in course administration and instruction for the dental school curriculum

  • Develops and delivers an integrated curriculum, which blends basic science and clinical concepts, in collaboration with faculty members in other disciplines

  • Employs multiple teaching methods including case-based instruction, large- and small-group discussion, lecture, demonstration, simulation, team-based learning, and distance education

  • Mentors students in the laboratory on developmental biology projects

  • Provides formative and summative assessment of dental student performance

  • Provides individual support, feedback, and advice to dental students

  • Works closely with the course and curriculum committees, fellow faculty, and key administrators to accomplish the goals and objectives of the dental school's curriculum

  • Engages in advancement of scientific knowledge through research and/or scholarship

  • Serves the academic community through participation in institutional governance, such as committee work and other administrative duties

  • Contributes to the community through academically related public service complementary to the institutional mission

  • Adheres to institutional policies and procedures

  • Demonstrates professionalism in accordance with the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine Declaration of Faculty Professional Responsibility

  • Upholds and promotes the values-based culture of TTUHSC El Paso

Grant Funded?

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

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in teaching clinically-integrated human craniofacial development for dental students

  • Experience in the use of medical/dental laboratory findings and clinical case-based scenarios in the teaching of human craniofacial development

  • Experience in the development and delivery of an integrated dental curriculum

  • Experience with innovative teaching methods such as interactive large and small group formats, laboratory-based instruction, team-based learning, case-based learning, problem-based, and distance education learning

  • Experience with curriculum management software systems

  • Participation in national organizations or committees devoted to dental education

  • Demonstration of research excellence in their field

  • Demonstration of productive research collaborations and interdisciplinary research

  • Demonstration of post-doctoral training related to developmental biology or craniofacial genetics

  • Experience in mentoring students in the laboratory

  • Experience in the development of grant proposals and the management of extramural funding

  • Experience in dental education scholarship

  • Emerging or established regional or national reputation for associate professor or higher rank

HSC - El Paso

Woody L. Hunt SDM Admin ELP

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Professional License or Certification, 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


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
  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in genetics, developmental biology, developmental genetics, craniofacial biology, stem cell biology, or equivalent related specialty

  • A minimum of three years of experience in teaching developmental genetics or craniofacial development at the level of higher education


Does this position work in a research laboratory?

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