Tenure-track assistant professor - The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), Department of Psychology

The University of Texas at El Paso College of Liberal Arts Department of Psychology Social/Cultural Faculty Position

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), Department of Psychology, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Social and/or Cultural psychology, broadly construed. The purpose of this position is to grow our newly formed Social/Cultural concentration within our doctoral program. All areas of social or social-cultural psychology are open for consideration, but faculty with research interests that will benefit from our primarily Latinx student population are especially encouraged to apply.

Appointment is scheduled to start in the Fall 2020 semester.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D. in Psychology; published research; potential to attract external funding; and the ability to teach and direct research, with a high level of productivity.

ABOUT UTEP AND EL PASO: The University of Texas at El Paso is a Carnegie R1 research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region committed to the ideals of access and excellence. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students – about 80 percent of them Latinx -- and is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a majority Mexican-American student body.

The city’s border location makes it an ideal venue for academic programs and research studies on topics of national interest such as bilingual education/language acquisition, border environment and immigration, environmental sustainability and infrastructure, health disparities, and international trade and commerce.

The region’s center for intellectual capital, UTEP has awarded about 133,000 degrees since its founding in 1914. UTEP is one of the major economic engines in the Paso del Norte region, adding $1.4 billion to the local economy annually.

El Paso’s active arts and culture community features the state’s longest running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival, art galleries, museums, and a full schedule of seasonal events and festivals. UTEP adds to the arts and entertainment 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-A college athletics at several campus venues: Sun Bowl Stadium, the Don Haskins Center, Kidd Field, University Field and the Helen of Troy Softball Complex. Southwest University Park, located a mile away in lively downtown El Paso, is home to the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, and the El Paso Locomotive, a professional soccer team founded in 2019.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Psychology Department has 19 tenured and tenure-track faculty members. We have an active Ph.D. program and a vibrant research environment. It offers a nationally recognized doctoral program with concentrations in Social/Cultural Psychology; Behavioral Neuroscience; Bilingualism, Language, and Cognition; Health Psychology; and Legal Psychology.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested candidates must submit: 1) a letter summarizing qualifications and fit within the department and program; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research interests; 4) statement of teaching philosophy; and 5) relevant reprints or pre-prints (no more than three); 5) complete contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply by September 15, 2019. If you have any questions about the position, you may contact Osvaldo Morera, Search Committee Chair at [email protected].

To apply, please visit https://www.utep.edu/employment

Hiring decisions are based upon budgetary 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 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.