University of Texas - El Paso, History
BORDERLANDS/ CHICANA/O HISTORY (Open rank)
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Texas, United States|
|Position:||Tenure Track Faculty|
OPEN RANK PROFESSOR- BORDERLANDS/ CHICANA/O HISTORY
Position Description: The University of Texas at El Paso seeks to fill an open rank position in the post-1848 history of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and/or Chicana/o history beginning in Fall 2016. We invite applications from scholars with a wide range of interests. The successful candidate will play a central role in our doctoral program in Borderlands history. This program, which has about 40 students, capitalizes on our location on the U.S.-Mexico border but encompasses both conceptual and comparative borderlands as well. The successful applicant will also actively participate in undergraduate teaching, including the U.S. history survey. A Ph.D. in history or related field must be awarded prior to the start date of the appointment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
About UTEP and El Paso: Located on the culturally vibrant U.S.-Mexico border, The University of Texas at El Paso 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.
The University’s rapidly growing research portfolio in the sciences, engineering, health fields, and other areas brings in more than $83 million per year, ranking UTEP fourth in federal research expenditures among the public universities in Texas.
El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of 800,000 people, which offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. Shielded by mountains on three sides, El Paso experiences more than 300 days of sunshine annually, and residents 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. Comprising 248 square miles, El Paso is 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.
Application Procedure: Submit letter of interest, vita, and official or unofficial transcripts as an email attachment, preferably in a single PDF file, to Dr. Yolanda Chávez Leyva at UTEPBorderlands@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 October 5, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.
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, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.
Dr. Yolanda Chavez Leyva
Chair, Search Committee
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Chicana/o History / Studies