Director of Institute for Forensic Sciences

  • Texas Tech University, Institute for Forensic Science
  • 1207 Gilbert Drive, Lubbock, TX, USA
  • Sep 23, 2019
Full time   Chemistry Law & Criminal Justice Medicine & Dentistry Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description


The Institute of Forensic Science (IFS) in the Department of Environmental Toxicology (ENTX) at Texas Tech University announces a search for a tenured or tenure-track Associate or Advanced Assistant Professor (req. #18806BR). 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 or promise for extramural funding. Qualified candidates should also have leadership experience.

Faculty in the IFS are 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. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable.

The IFS at Texas Tech ( ) offers a Master’s of Science degree in Forensic Science. The program is pursuing American Academy of Forensic Science accreditation. 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. 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 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 260,000 people, Lubbock is an ethnically-diverse community, with a low cost of living, temperate climate, modern airport and infrastructure, and good school districts.


Application Details

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. #18806BR). We will begin reviewing applications as received, and will continue to review applications until the positions are filled. Please direct questions about this position to: Dr Robert Morgan (

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.


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Application Deadline

We will begin reviewing applications as received.