Chief, Division of Infectious Disease

Lubbock, Texas
Competitive Salary
Nov 15, 2018
Jan 14, 2019
Infectious Disease
Full Time
Position Type

Chief, Division of Infectious Disease

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) at Lubbock Texas is seeking a Chief for its Division of Infectious Disease in the JT and Margaret Talkington Department of Internal Medicine.  The chief will lead the clinical practice, the academic enterprise, and the research programs of the division.  This is an opportunity for a clinically superb academic infectious disease specialist who is a dynamic and collaborative leader to join as a leader in an academic institution that is nationally known for its educational, research and clinical programs. The chief will also advance various multidisciplinary initiatives at the various hospital partners of the TTUHSC including the University Medical Center, which is the quaternary care hospital in Lubbock with national reputation for quality and innovation. 

Ideal candidate should be a clinician or clinician scientist with excellent leadership skills along with experience in the core missions of the school of medicine namely clinical care, teaching, research and community service. The candidate should be American Board of Internal Medicine board certified in infectious disease. Candidate with current extra mural funding, though not required, is preferred.

Appointment will be at associate or full professor rank depending on the qualification and experience. This position is intended for an academic physician who will be involved in the clinical care, teaching, research and community service missions of the University and the Health system. Compensation is consistent and comparable to other services in the region.


  • American Board of Internal Medicine certification in Infectious Disease
  • Completion of an accredited residency and sub specialty certifications/training in infectious diseases.
  • Experience with Graduate Medical Education is preferred but not required.
  • Current (or eligible for) unrestricted licensure as a Physician in Texas. 
  • Current DEA certification.
  • Eligible for malpractice insurance.

The JT and Margaret Talkington Department of Medicine has long standing reputation in primary care which is established through the west Texas region in collaboration with the Department of Family Medicine. Department houses the divisions of allergy immunology, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general internal medicine, infectious disease, nephrology, hematology and oncology, pulmonary and critical care, and rheumatology. The department is also strong in its extramural NIH and DOD research funding in programs related to Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Tropical Medicine and Oncology research.

TTUHSC offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive insurance package, and a generous retirement plan. TTUHSC is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.

Lubbock is a growing educational, commercial, medical and cultural center. The metropolitan population, in excess of 300K residents of which 30K+ are Texas Tech students, lives in mild seasonal conditions with an average of 267 days of sunshine per year. Lubbock is known as the medical center for West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. As a cozy college town, Lubbock boasts low housing costs, unique restaurants, bars and boutiques, and a drive of less than 25 minutes to anywhere in the city.  Lubbock also has great school systems, almost 200 churches of every denomination and over 66 public parks. 

Interested applicants should apply at  including recent Curriculum Vitae, three letters of recommendations addressed to Santhosh Koshy, MD, MBA, ATTN: Ms. Debbie Findley, or

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.