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Assistant Professor and Professor (2 Positions) - The University of Texas at El Paso

Assistant Professor and Professor (2 Positions) - The University of Texas at El Paso

locationEl Paso, TX, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/17/2024
Education / Training
Full Time

About The University of Texas at El Paso:

The University of Texas at El Paso is a Carnegie R1 and Community Engaged research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region that is increasing access to excellent higher education. We advance discovery of public value and positively impact the health, culture, education, and economy of the community we serve. UTEP enrolls 24,000 students?84% percent of whom are Hispanic, and half of whom are the first in their families to attend college.

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 Paso del Norte region's center for intellectual capital, UTEP is one of the major economic engines in the region, adding more than $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 college athletics at several campus venues including 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.

The College of Nursing (CON) is located in the College of Health Sciences and Nursing building on the main campus. Facilities include a 16,000 square-foot Simulation Center, high-tech classrooms, conference rooms, an advising center, student study rooms and individual faculty offices. Educational programs include undergraduate and graduate programs. The undergraduate programs are a traditional four-year BSN and a yearlong online RN to BSN, the MSN programs are delivered in an online format and include Nursing Education, Nursing Administration, and six Practitioner programs (FNP, AGAC-NP, PNP-PC, PNP-AC, PMH-NP, and N-NP), and a five-semester long DNP program is taught in an on-campus, weekend format.

Job Description:

The University of Texas at El Paso College of Nursing invites applications for tenured/tenured-track faculty positions at the academic rank of Assistant or full Professor to begin in fall 2024. The tenured/tenure-track faculty appointment carries the expectation for teaching at the undergraduate or graduate level as appropriate. The successful tenure track Assistant Professor tenure candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an externally funded research program. The successful tenured full Professor candidate will be expected to conduct their established program of research. The candidates are expected to provide service within the College of Nursing, UTEP, the nursing profession, and local community.

There are two positions currently open, one Assistant Professor (tenured track) and one full Professor (tenured).


PhD in Nursing is preferred, PhD in a related field will be considered, MSN in Nursing, eligible for RN or APRN license in Texas.

At the full Professor rank, all candidates should have a strong record of scholarly achievement through publications and securing external grant funding, and a demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness and community service.

At the early-career Assistant Professor rank, all candidates should demonstrate a strong potential to achieve the required qualifications.

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin as applications are received and will continue until the positions are filled. Hiring decisions are based on budget approval.

In keeping with its access, excellence, and impact 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. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment.

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 in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972. Inquiries-including the filing of a Formal Complaint or reporting an incident-about the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, who can be reached by phone at (915) 747-8358, by email at, or by mail at 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX, Kelly Hall, Room 312.

For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at

Application Instructions:

Applicants must electronically submit: (1) letter of interest that specifies the RANK at which this application is to be considered and includes teaching areas and research expertise, (2) curriculum vita, and (3) names and full contact information of three references that we may contact.

If you have questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Franchesca Nunez, at