Assistant Professor of Practice - Physiology - Texas Tech University

The Department of Biological Sciences (DBS) at Texas Tech University (TTU) invites applications for a full-time, continuance- and promotion-eligible Assistant Professor of Practice in Physiology. The responsibilities for this position include teaching in the Anatomy & Physiology rotation, and Pathophysiology in the face-to-face format each long semester. These are large courses and combined serve approximately 300-450 students each semester. Theses courses are part of the non-majors Anatomy and Physiology series taken by pre-nursing, kinesiology, and other health pre-professions students. The candidate is also expected to contribute to the department, college, and university through service duties that include program-building and extra-curricular activities.

Texas Tech University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), a 5-star Campus Pride Index Premier Campus, a First-Gen Forward Advisory Institution, and is committed to inclusive excellence (Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion). The Department of Biological Sciences has resolved to increase faculty diversity and create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive department at all levels.

Required Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. in Biology, Physiology, or related field, or an advanced clinical degree.
  • Experience teaching anatomy & physiology or relevant coursework (e.g., comparative physiology; vertebrate physiology, etc.) at the instructor level.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with peers both inside and outside the department.
  • Commitment to learn about the career trajectory needs of pre-nursing and allied health students at TTU.
  • Demonstrated commitment to mentoring students in professional and career preparation and serving as liaison with professional contacts and entities on behalf of the department or program.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated potential for effective teaching of anatomy & physiology and/or pathophysiology for general education, non-majors, and health pre-professions students
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with active and inclusive teaching practices, particularly in large (> 200 student) courses
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully serve a diverse student population, including first-generation students
  • Familiarity with, or commitment to learn about, health equity and the role that social, societal, and structural factors play in human health and (patho)physiology
  • Demonstrated involvement with professional higher ed and/or medical teaching organizations (e.g., Human Anatomy & Physiology Society; National Association of Biology Teachers; National Science Teachers Association; American Physiological Society; etc.).

For more information please see the position listing online.