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    The Institute of Forensic Science (IFS) in the Department of Environmental Toxicology (ENTX) at Texas Tech University announces a search for a faculty member who will assume the role of Director of the Institute. This is an open rank position (req. #15265BR) with the expectation that the desired candidate will be tenure eligible or a tenure track faculty member in ENTOX.

    Area of research emphasis is open, but we are seeking to enhance the Forensic Chemistry Concentration in our Forensic Science M.S. program. Discipline of study is also open (e.g., chemistry, biology, economics, crime scene investigation), but candidates should have a demonstrated record of accomplished forensic science research including a record of extramural funding. Qualified candidates should also have leadership experience.


    Candidates are expected to provide leadership to the Institute and the academic program, while contributing to leadership in ENTX. Candidates will also be expected to conduct productive and programmatic research, compete for extramural research funding, teach graduate courses in forensic science, mentor graduate students, and provide service to the department, college, university, and profession. The anticipated starting date for this position is August 21, 2019.


    The IFS at Texas Tech ( ) offers a Master’s of Science degree in Forensic Science. The program is currently pursuing American Academy of Forensic Science accreditation. The IFS consists of three full-time faculty, one part-time faculty, one full-time staff person, and one part-time staff person. The IFS is committed to the production and dissemination of interdisciplinary forensic science research through a unique multidisciplinary program that provides outstanding education, research, and professional training opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at TTU, and local and regional law enforcement. We have effective working relationships with local, regional, and national law enforcement agencies. Established in 1923, Texas Tech University is a public, state-designated national research university that is comprehensive in scope. It is among the highest level of Carnegie-classified (Highest Research Activity) doctoral granting universities, one of 115 U.S. institutions with such designation. Texas Tech University was recently designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), maintains AAALAC accreditation and state-of-the-art animal care facilities, and is developing a research portfolio commensurate with member institutions of the Association of American Universities.  With a population of approximately 250,000 people, Lubbock is an ethnically-diverse community, with a low cost of living, temperate climate, modern airport and infrastructure, and good school districts.


    To apply for this position, candidates must submit a cover letter, vita, statement of research interests, sample reprints, 3 or more letters of recommendation, and any other materials that candidates think will be helpful, to our online application web site, at:, under the requisition number associated with this position (req. #15265BR). We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2018, and will continue to review applications until the positions are filled. Please direct questions about this position to: Dr Robert Morgan ( Texas Tech University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and TTU has a sustained commitment to enhancing diversity. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and other under-represented groups. We have a successful track record of accommodating the needs of dual-career couples.




The Department of Environmental Toxicology (ENTX) is the academic home for the core faculty of The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) and the Institute for Forensic Science (IFS) at Texas Tech University. TIEHH and IFS provide faculty and graduate students opportunities for multidisciplinary research and scholarly engagement related to environmental, forensic and human health sciences.


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