The University of Texas at El Paso, College of Liberal Arts, Department of History, Assistant Professor
Position Description: The History Department of the University of Texas at El Paso invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position on the U.S. in the World, with a preferred specialization in U.S./Latin American relations, beginning in Fall 2015. The department is interested in candidates whose work examines the history of state-to-state relations and/or relations across national borders between non-state actors. Thematic interests may include, but are not limited to, empire, colonialism, gender, race, and cultural history. Teaching expectations include undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of U.S. foreign relations and the candidate’s areas of specialization, as well as the U.S. survey. This faculty member would participate actively in our Borderlands Ph.D. program. This program, which has about forty students, capitalizes on our location on the U.S.-Mexico border, but encompasses both conceptual and comparative borderlands as well. Teaching load is commensurate with that of a research university.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. in history. Degree must be completed prior to start of appointment.
Salary: Salary is competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
About UTEP: Celebrating its Centennial year in 2014, The University of Texas at El Paso is the second oldest academic institution in The University of Texas System. UTEP was founded in 1914 as the Texas State School of Mines and Metallurgy. In 1949, the school’s name changed to Texas Western College. In 1967, Texas Western College became The University of Texas at El Paso.
UTEP 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 23,000 students and employs more than 3,000 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.
Application Procedure: Submit letter of interest, vita, and transcripts (unofficial is fine) as an email attachment, preferably in a single PDF file, to Professor Sandra McGee Deutsch at WorldSearch@utep.edu.
Three letters of reference should be sent under separate cover directly from the recommenders to the same email address. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.