Associate Professor-Transplant Surgery

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Lubbock, Texas
  • Sep 13, 2022
Public Health

Job Description

Position Description

Contributes to the university’s mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.

Major/Essential Functions

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Surgery is seeking transplant surgeons to start an exciting new program, serving a large region of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico that has previously not had access to transplantation. Initially aimed at kidney and pancreas transplants, this program will fill a huge unmet need in this region, provide an opportunity for the right leader to build a regional center of excellence, and develop an enduring legacy in collaboration with the transplant nephrology team.

The successful candidate must be BE/BC in General Surgery with Fellowship training in Transplant Surgery. The candidate should have exemplary clinical skills, a team spirit, collegiality and an interest in teaching and/or scholarly activity. This is a full academic faculty position, and rank will be assigned based on TTUHSC tenure and promotion guidelines.

The department is active in both basic science and clinical research, and our medical school was recently ranked #1 nationally among graduates as “The best place to learn”. Surgical education is a core mission of the department, and the acute care surgery section works closely with general surgery residents and medical students, in addition to advanced practice providers. There is extensive support for research, with the TTUHSC Clinical Research Institute supporting study design development, IRB and other regulatory submissions, subject recruitment, trained research nurses and statistical analysis at no cost to the investigator. Faculty enjoy competitive salaries benchmarked to national medians, along with a generous state benefits package which includes PTO, paid medical insurance, dental and disability insurance, generous support to attend regional and national meetings, as well as an attractive retirement package.

Primary duties include the following:
  • Provide Transplant Surgery services at Covenant Medical Center.
  • Provide teaching to surgical residents and Medical students.


Required Qualifications

MD Degree
Board Certified/Board Eligible in Surgery
Fellowship trained in Transplant surgery

Preferred Qualifications

At least 2 years of successful independent clinical practice.

Pay Statement

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

EEO Statement

As 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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Job Address

Lubbock, Texas United States View Map