The University of Texas at El Paso
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR RESEARCH & GRADUATE EDUCATION,
TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS
The University of Texas at El Paso is an emerging national research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region committed to the ideals of access and excellence. A leader among Hispanic-serving institutions, UTEP enrolls more than 22,000 students – about 77 percent of them Hispanic – and is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a student body that is a majority Mexican-American.
UTEP offers 70 Bachelors, 79 Masters, and 19 Doctoral programs – with more in development. UTEP’s nearly $70 million in research spending a year ranks the University among the top 200 universities in the nation; and its more than $35 million in federal research spending ranks fourth among all Texas public universities.
The center for intellectual capital in the region, UTEP awarded its 100,000th degree since its founding in 1914 at the May 2011 commencement. A major economic engine in the Paso del Norte region, UTEP generates $438 million in local business volume and contributes over 6,900 jobs and $423 million in household income. UTEP offers exciting Division I athletic programs; award-winning theater, dance, and music programs; several art galleries and a museum; and continuing and lifelong education programs open to the public.
The College of Education, one of the seven colleges and schools at UTEP, enrolls approximately 2,421 students, including over 1,400 pursuing undergraduate degrees and almost 1,000 enrolled in graduate programs. The College enjoys accreditation by the Texas Education Agency and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and employs fifty full-time faculty members. The College was ranked No. 1 in the nation in 2011 by The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education magazine for bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanics. The hallmark of the College is its work in the community, namely its strong partnerships with local school districts, non-profit organizations, El Paso Community College and various other collaborators. The College also plays an important role in moving UTEP toward its goal of designation as a Tier One Research University through its commitment to external grants, such as those from the US Department of Education and the National Science Foundation. Known for its innovation and service orientation, the College of Education has recently added a new Ph.D. program in Teaching, Learning, and Culture, one of the only such programs in the United States.
- Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education: Applicants will have an earned doctorate with experience appropriate for appointment at the rank of associate professor or professor in one of the three departments in the College of Education, and will meet the following qualifications: 1) at least three years of related work experience involving managerial or administrative responsibilities; 2) excellent record of funding from state and federal agencies and foundations; 3) proven ability to advocate and expand opportunities for external and internal support of research, scholarship, and service activities; 4) knowledge of obtaining funding from federal, state, or foundation funding to support research and scholarly activities, 5) knowledge of and support for interdisciplinary research and programs; 6) strong interpersonal and communication skills; 7) proven commitment to working collaboratively across a range of disciplines and groups; and 8) academic management experience with a focus on overseeing and coordinating graduate programs. Please see UTEP employment website (www.utep.edu/employment ) for additional position details and application process.
THE DEPARTMENT OF TEACHER EDUCATION offers graduate and undergraduate courses, including a PhD in Teaching Learning and Culture. It has a field-based teacher preparation program. Teaching appointments include supervising and directing graduate research, grant writing and collaboration with other professionals. The Department seeks candidates in the following specializations and with the following verifiable qualifications:
- Literacy Education (Assistant or Associate Professor): Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in literacy education, with a particular focus on issues central to early childhood literacy such as emergent literacy, and family literacy, as well as experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Candidates should have a strong record, or the potential for achieving a strong record, of research and publication in these areas. Candidates should have a strong record in grant writing or grant activity. Applicants for this position are expected to have experience teaching and/or working with K-12 linguistically diverse populations. Please see UTEP employment website (www.utep.edu/employment ) for additional position details and application process.
- Bilingual Education (Associate or Full Professor): Applicants should have the following: (1) an earned doctorate in Bilingual Education or a specialization in Bilingual Education, or a related field relevant to the education of English language learners, including second language acquisition, educational linguistics or language and biliteracy education; (2) a demonstrated record of high-quality research and the potential to achieve funding from competitive grants; (3) substantial experience as a practicing K-12 educator or as a researcher who has taught teachers to teach English language minority students in K-12 settings; (4) excellent teaching and mentoring skills appropriate to teaching and advising students in the doctoral/masters/undergraduate programs; and (5) ability to work collaboratively with other faculty and professionals. Please see UTEP employment website (www.utep.edu/employment ) for additional position details and application process.
THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP & FOUNDATIONS offers an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration, two Master’s degrees in Educational Administration, a principal and superintendent certification program, and a higher education track. To enhance the curricular offerings, future research activities, and grant funding pursuits of the Department, we seek candidates with the following verifiable qualifications:
- Educational Leadership (Assistant Professor): Applicants are required to have an Ed.D. or a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, school leadership, or educational administration, or a closely related field from a nationally-accredited institution. Applicants who are currently completing a doctoral degree must submit evidence indicating completion of the degree prior to the date of appointment. A record of scholarship, collaborations, and grants to fund research on culturally and linguistically diverse populations is desirable. Please see UTEP employment website (www.utep.edu/employment ) for additional position details and application process.
THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND SPECIAL SERVICES offers programs at the master’s level in community/agency and school counseling, special education, and educational diagnostics. The Department seeks candidates with the following verifiable qualifications:
- Counselor Education (Assistant or Associate Professor): Applicants should have the following: (1) an earned doctorate in Counselor Education or closely related field (ABD considered but PhD must be completed before employment; (2) experience as School Counselor K – 12; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness in graduate level courses; (4) evidence of a sustainable program of scholarship and research; (5) ability to work collaboratively with other faculty and professionals.
Please see UTEP employment website (www.utep.edu/employment ) for additional position details and application process.
- Clinical Mental Health Counseling Education (Assistant or Associate Professor): Applicants should have the following: (1) an earned doctorate in Counselor Education or closely related field (ABD considered but PhD must be completed before employment); (2) experience in community mental health counseling or equivalent; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness in graduate level courses; (4) evidence of a sustainable program of scholarship and research; (5) ability to work collaboratively with other faculty and professionals. Please see UTEP employment website (www.utep.edu/employment ) for additional position details and application process.
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The appointment date for these positions is either spring 2013 or fall 2013. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. These positions will remain open until filled; review of applications will begin immediately, and applicants are encouraged to submit their applicant packet by November 1, 2012.
These positions are security sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. An employment offer is contingent on completion of a satisfactory criminal background investigation.
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.