Position Description: The Department of English at the University of Texas at El Paso seeks a tenure-track/tenured faculty member in African American Literature at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. We seek an active scholar who will have the opportunity to teach undergraduate and graduate students in the department and in the university’s interdisciplinary African American Studies program. Specialty within African American literature is open.

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. 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 make education accessible to all.

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.

Required Qualifications:  A Ph.D. in English, Comparative Literature, or African American Studies is required.

Application Procedures: A complete application will include the following materials:
1.      Letter of interest
2.      Curriculum vitae
3.      Contact information for three references

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.  Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Joseph M. Ortiz at jmortiz7@utep.edu.
To apply, please visit www.utep.edu/employment

Hiring decisions are based upon 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 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or in the provision of services.