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Faculty Position - Microbiology/Immunology - Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso

  • 23 Aug 2023 2:20 PM
    Message # 13244749

    Microbiology/Immunology (Open Rank Faculty)

    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso

    Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM)

    The Department of Medical Education at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso – Paul L. Foster School of Medicine offers an exceptional opportunity for microbiologist and/or immunologist to join our interdisciplinary team of full-time faculty. The successful candidate will work with fellow basic and clinical science educators to develop and deliver a highly integrated clinical presentation-based medical curriculum. This individual will also engage in research and service activities based on individual interests, credentials and experience.

    The Department of Medical Education houses a number of state-of-the art educational spaces, including a 5000 square-foot gross anatomy lab and 2700 square-foot molecular and cell biology lab for teaching and faculty-mentored student research experiences. Access to additional instrumentation and collaborative research expertise is granted through four centers of research emphasis (Cancer, Diabetes & Metabolism, Infectious Diseases, and Neuroscience) located in the adjacent Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine.

    The Community: 

    Nestled between the Franklin Mountains and the Rio Grande River, and boasting over 300 days of sunshine per year, El Paso residents enjoy a friendly community with numerous outdoor and cultural pursuits. El Paso was recognized as an All-America City in 2018 for being a community that demonstrates innovation, inclusiveness, civic engagement, and cross sector collaboration for outstanding civic accomplishments. El Paso received the All-America city award again in 2021 for its inclusive civic engagement to improve community equity and resilience. It ranks among the top five “Safest Large Cities in America” (2023 Forbes report) and is one of the most affordable cities to live in America (2023 Niche rankings).

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in the areas of Microbiology and/or Immunology
    • Expertise/experience in teaching microbiology and immunology, especially clinically-integrated microbiology and immunology for medical students
    • Evidence of scholarship in the field of expertise
    • Preferred Qualifications
    • Training or experience in development and delivery of an integrated medical curriculum
    • Experience with active learning methods, such as interactive large- and small-group formats, laboratory-based instruction, team-based learning, case-based learning, and problem-based learning
    • Experience with curriculum management software systems
    • Participation in national organizations or committees devoted to medical education
    • Experience in medical education scholarship
    • Experience in the development of grant proposals and the management of extramural funding
    • Emerging or established regional or national reputation for the rank of associate professor or higher

    Position Description:

    • Participates in course administration and instruction for the pre-clerkship phase of the medical 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, and team-based learning
    • Provides formative and summative assessment of medical student performance
    • Provides individual support, feedback, and advice to medical students
    • Works closely with the course and curriculum committees, fellow faculty, and key administrators to accomplish the goals and objectives of the medical school’s curriculum
    • Engages in advancement of scientific knowledge through research and/or scholarship
    • 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 Paul L. Foster School of Medicine Declaration of Faculty Professional Responsibility

    Depending on individual goals and interests, and as negotiated with the Chair of the Department of Medical Education, the successful candidate may also have the opportunity to:

    • Serve as a ‘college mentor’ by providing one-on-one support, feedback, and advising to medical students assigned to one of the school’s academic learning communities (‘colleges’)
    • Co-facilitate discussion-based sessions in the ‘College Colloquium’, a course devoted to topics such as medical ethics, controversies in medicine, evidence-based medicine, critical thinking, safety and quality improvement, communication, humanism, empathy, wellness, life-long learning, bias, leadership, and professionalism

    This position is salaried and fully funded. Salary, academic rank and tenure option are commensurate with experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included. Interested candidates should apply online at:


    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, position requisition ID: 33963BR.

    For further information please contact:

    Dr. Jessica Chacon or Dr. Tanis Hogg
    Search Committee Co-Chairs
    Department of Medical Education
    Paul L. Foster School of Medicine
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
    5001 El Paso Drive, El Paso, Texas 79905
    jessica.chacon@ttuhsc.edu; tanis.hogg@ttuhsc.edu

    TTUHSC El Paso in 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, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or status as a protected veteran.

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