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Assistant Professor of English- Borderlands/Cultural Studies/ Social Justice and K-16 Literacy

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Category:: Liberal Arts
Department:: Department of English
Locations:: El Paso, TX
Posted:: Oct 2, 2018
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: RY18-07

About The University of Texas at El Paso:

The Brookings Institution in 2017 ranked UTEP as the No. 1 leader in equal access to higher education, based on a combination of research productivity and student social mobility. The Carnegie Corporation of New York also recently recognized the University for its institutional vision and commitment to quality, diversity, curricular innovation and investment in our community. The University is the only national research university with a Mexican-American majority student body and is third among all U.S. colleges and universities in awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanics. The University enrolls more than 25,000 students and employs approximately 4,000 faculty and staff. El Paso, Texas, located on the U.S.-Mexico border and adjacent to the State of New Mexico, is the 19th largest and the safest big city in the country. The U.S.-Mexico borderlands, including El Paso and Juárez, Mexico, has a total population of nearly three million people.

UTEP's faculty are experts in a wide range of academic programs and research topics, including bilingual education and language acquisition, border security and immigration, environmental sustainability and infrastructure, health disparities, and international trade and commerce. UTEP's strategic location, student body, and faculty expertise make it an exciting place to work.

El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of almost 700,000 people, which offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. El Paso experiences more than 300 days of sunshine annually, and residents enjoy outdoor activities year-round. El Paso's active arts and culture community features the state's longest running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival, art galleries, history museums, and a full schedule of seasonal festivals and events. UTEP adds to the arts scene with an award-winning dinner theater, music and dance productions, contemporary and student art galleries, and a natural history museum.

Job Description:

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Department of English seeks applications for an Assistant Professor of English in English Education, beginning August 2019. The position calls for a specialist in the areas of Teaching in the Borderlands/Cultural Studies/ Social Justice and K-16 Literacy and requires interest in working with our area's majority Latinx student population and expertise in the impact of linguistically, racially, and economically diverse student populations on classroom teaching methods in all areas of literacy.

The English Education program serves preservice and practicing secondary English teachers through an undergraduate major and an MAT program that includes Dual Credit preparation. The Department of English also houses programs in Literature and Rhetoric and Writing Studies. English Education faculty work with faculty in these other programs in teacher preparation. Our faculty have ambitious research agendas and publication records.


Ph.D. or Ed.D. in English Education or closely related field in hand is required by August 1, 2019. This position also requires a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, an active research agenda, and a strong commitment to the success of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Experience teaching middle or high school education is strongly desired.

Additional Information:

Hiring decisions are based on 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.

For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at [email protected]

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin November 15 and will continue until positions are filled. Applicants must submit a letter of interest, CV, transcript, a writing sample of approximately 20 pages and three current letters of recommendation. For questions about the position, you may contact Dr. Jonna Perrillo, Director of English Education, at [email protected].




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Posted: 12/25/2018
Application Due: 2/25/2019
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