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Assistant Professor – Texas History

Posted by on August 13, 2019

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About UTEP and El Paso:

The University of Texas at El Paso is a Carnegie R1 and Community Engaged doctoral research university located in one of the largest binational communities in the world. The University enrolls more than 25,000 students, invests $91 million in research annually, and offers 170 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in 10 colleges and schools. About 80% of our students are Hispanic and more than 50% are the first generation in their families to attend college.  The University maintains an operating budget of $450 million and employs approximately 4,000 people. It has one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs of any research university in the U.S., underscoring its commitment to the access facet of its “access and excellence” mission.  The University has earned national recognition as a leader in how best to serve first-generation, Hispanic students and improve their social mobility.

El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of almost 700,000 people that offers affordable homes and has been repeatedly identified as among the safest large cities in the United States.  Shielded by mountains on three sides, El Paso enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and a dry climate, making it possible to engage in outdoor activities year-around.  The city of El Paso adjoins both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it an ideal venue for academic programs and research studies on topics of national interest, such as bilingual education/language acquisition, border environment and immigration, environmental sustainability and infrastructure, health disparities, and international trade and commerce.

 

Job Description:

The History Department at The University of Texas at El Paso seeks to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Texas History to begin in the fall of 2020.  We invite applications from scholars with research interests in any facet or period of the history of Texas. We are especially interested in critical and innovative scholarship that addresses issues such as, but not limited to, gender and sexuality, race and racialization, immigration, transnationalism, and diaspora.  We expect the successful applicant to chair dissertation committees and otherwise play a central role in our doctoral program in Borderlands History, and we are particularly interested in applicants who can contribute to our mission of equity, diversity, and inclusion.  The successful applicant will regularly teach an upper division survey of Texas History–which is required of students seeking certification to teach history in Texas schools–as well as the U.S. History survey, and should be able to offer other courses in U.S. History as well.  UTEP is an R1 research institution, and history faculty generally have a 2×2 teaching load.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

Requirements:

A Ph.D. in history or closely related field required at time of appointment.

 

Additional Information:

Hiring decisions are subject to final budget approval.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.

For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP’s Equal Opportunity Office at eoaa@utep.edu.

 

Application Instructions:

A complete application will include the following materials:

1. Letter of interest

2. Curriculum vitae

3. Writing sample

4. Statement of teaching interests

5. Graduate transcripts (unofficial is fine)

6. Contact information for three references

 

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Samuel Brunk at sbrunk@utep.edu.  Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please visit www.utep.edu/employment

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  • Location: The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas 79902, El Paso
  • Salary: Not provided
  • Clearance Required: No
  • Spouse Friendly: No

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