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Trauma/Critical Care/General Surgeon

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

This is a Contract position in Amarillo, TX posted March 29, 2022.

 Trauma/Critical Care/General Surgeon

Assistant/Associate Professor

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-Amarillo

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Surgery is seeking applicants for the position of academic surgeon (26723BR). The successful candidate must be BE/BC in General Surgery; additional training trauma, critical care, or acute care is desirable but not required. The candidate should have exemplary clinical skills, a team spirit, collegiality and an interest in teaching and/or clinically based scholarly activity. Faculty rank will be commensurate with experience.

Primary Duties

  • Provide in hospital surgical services while on service
  • Perform surgical consultations and follow up care in the clinic on the TTUHSC campus.
  • Provide teaching and mentoring to medical students.
  • Provide surgical and trauma call coverage at the assigned hospitals on a rotating schedule as determined by the department Chair.

Occasional Duties

  • Provide alternating coverage in TACS clinic at the TTUHSC campus.


Fellowship trained in trauma and/or critical care.  Position will be filled at the appropriate rank based on the selected candidate’s credentials.

Academic degree as defined by the academic unit and as appropriate for the position held. Demonstrated record of effectiveness as a teacher, a record of peer reviewed publication and/or peer-reviewed creative activity which has contributed to the discipline or field of study, to the candidates intellectual and artistic development, and to the quality of the academic enterprise; a record of professional service appropriate to the discipline; promise of growth in teaching and research or artistic and creative activity

Our faculty enjoy all of the following:

  • competitive salaries benchmarked to national medians
  • a generous state benefits package, including
    • PTO
    • paid medical insurance
    • dental and disability insurance
  • an attractive retirement package

More about our campus:

As the only academic medical center serving the Texas Panhandle, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Surgery provides trauma, acute care, and critical care services to all 26 counties of the Panhandle as well as Eastern New Mexico, and the Oklahoma Panhandle. This program is based at a large community hospital with a Level 3 trauma center formally affiliated with and in close proximity (across the street) to the medical school. All surgeons participating in this model will be full faculty members and encouraged to participate in activities of the department and medical school. The department is active in both basic science and clinical research. Some of this research is also partnered with several grant programs which are offered to service the underserved in the area. Surgical education is a core mission of the department and we are fully invested in our medical students and their future success.

Please apply online: (26723BR)

All questions can be directed to Ashley Campama, Director of Faculty Recruitment

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicants 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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