Assistant Professor - School of Nursing

El Paso, El Paso County
Apr 28, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
The School of Nursing at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), a leading Hispanic-serving institution, invites applications for an Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2014. The successful candidate will advance the School’s reputation for top-echelon education and research as well as strengthen the University as a model for community health care education. We seek a faculty scholar with an established program of research and credentials appropriate for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to provide support in managing the School’s research agenda. The Hispanic Health Disparities Research Center affiliated with the School of Nursing has substantial infrastructure to support researchers. This nine-month tenure-track faculty appointment will focus on research and graduate student instruction in Nursing. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program and to provide service to the School of Nursing, university, profession, and local community. The College: The School of Nursing (SON), which started as the Hotel Dieu Training School for nurses in 1898, joined The University of Texas at El Paso in 1976. With bachelor’s and master’s programs, the SON serves nearly 700 students, graduating almost 300 of them annually. In Fall 2011, the SON admitted the first cohort of students into the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. The diversity of the SON's faculty, staff, and students creates a rich learning environment. The SON’s guiding principles are excellence in everything we do, innovation to compete in the global healthcare environment, and diversity as our greatest resource. The School features a state-of-the-art simulation center and provides cutting-edge educational delivery and flexible, accessible graduate education. About UTEP and El Paso: Located on the culturally vibrant U.S.-Mexico border, The University of Texas at El Paso is a national research university with over 23,000 students. The University’s rapidly growing research portfolio in the sciences, engineering, health fields, and other areas brings in nearly $80 million per year in research expenditures, ranking UTEP as one of the top three UT System academic institutions. El Paso is a highly livable, bi-cultural community of 800,000 people, which offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. It is the safest large city of its size in the United States. Shielded by mountains on three sides, El Paso experiences more than 300 days of sunshine annually and a dry climate, making it possible to enjoy outdoor activities year-round. The city of El Paso is adjacent to both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it the nation’s leading area for cultural diversity and border health research. El Paso comprises 248 square miles, making it the sixth largest city in Texas and 19th largest city in the United States. 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. For sports fans, the UTEP Miners offer exciting Division I college athletics, and the El Paso Chihuahuas, the AAA affiliate of the San Diego Padres, play baseball in a brand new stadium downtown. Salary: Competitive and negotiable within specified range depending upon experience and qualifications. Qualifications: A master’s degree in nursing from an accredited School of Nursing. Earned PhD in nursing or related field. Licensed or eligible for license as a registered nurse in the state of Texas. Teaching experience at the university level preferred. Established research focus preferred. Application Information: Submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please send applications to: Dr. Elias Provencio-Vasquez Dean, School of Nursing University of Texas at El Paso 500 W. University Ave. El Paso, TX 79968 Phone (915) 747-8217 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, or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services.