Job Opportunity Assistant/Associate Professor Position in Plant Breeding (Emphasis on Cotton and Small Grains)

The Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas seeks candidates for an assistant/associate professor position in plant breeding with an emphasis on cotton, sorghum, and millet. This will be a 9-month, tenure-track position.

Candidates are expected to establish an outstanding teaching and grant-supported research program in basic and applied studies on plant breeding.  Willingness to collaborate with other plant breeders, plant geneticists, and genomists dealing with crops and horticultural plants at Texas Tech, Texas A&M AgriLife, and USDA-ARS is necessary.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in plant breeding and seed science or related courses (a typical teaching load in the Department varies from 2 to 4 courses per academic year depending on the extent of the research program); to advise undergraduate and graduate students; to work with government and industry clientele; to provide service to the department, college, university, and community; to establish a research program with the capacity to generate external funding; and to be active in professional societies.

The position provides opportunity for professional growth, while collaborating with an energetic, productive team of scientists.

Please note that all application materials must be submitted on-line through the Texas Tech University application site at  and search for Requisition Number 5773BR.
– Applicants should submit a CV, official transcripts, along with statements of research.
– Applicants should supply names and contact information of three (3) individuals who may be contacted for letters of reference.

Questions should be addressed to Dr. Eric F. Hequet, Search Committee Chair, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas 79409-2122, Phone (806) 834-0621; email:

Review of the applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 
Expected starting date is September 1, 2016.