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Assistant/Associate Professor in Computer Science (4 Positions) - The University of Texas at El Paso

Assistant/Associate Professor in Computer Science (4 Positions) - The University of Texas at El Paso

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

About The University of Texas at El Paso:

Set against the backdrop of the Franklin Mountains in the Chihuahuan Desert, The University of Texas at El Paso is located along the U.S.-Mexico border in one of the world's largest binational communities. UTEP is a comprehensive public research university 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 is the founding institution and lead of the Computing Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institutions (CAHSI), an NSF INCLUDES alliance and a national network of HSIs and organizations from the public and private sectors committed to Hispanic and female student recruitment, retention, and advancement in computing.

UTEP's award-winning, sustainably designed campus landscape and unique Bhutanese architecture create an energizing and tranquil oasis in the bustling El Paso-Juárez metroplex of more than 2 million residents. El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of more than 800,000 people that offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. It has been repeatedly named among the safest large U.S. cities and is one of the largest bilingual communities in the Western Hemisphere.

El Paso experiences almost 300 days of sunshine annually, and residents enjoy outdoor activities year-round. The City of El Paso is adjacent to the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making 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.

UTEP's CS department is in the College of Engineering, along with six other academic departments. The department places great emphasis on students' professional development and advancements through faculty mentoring and involvement in research at the early stages of their education. Our graduates are heavily recruited by leading companies and government agencies. The College of Engineering offers students interdisciplinary and industry training opportunities, study abroad programs, and other professional development opportunities. The college is consistently ranked among the top schools in the U.S. in awarding Bachelor's degrees to Hispanics.

The CS faculty has a distinguished record of research and national leadership in professional organizations, with one of the highest research expenditures at UTEP. The CS department has 20 tenured and tenure-track faculty members and four non-tenure-track faculty. The department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science and M.S. degrees in Software Engineering and Data and Information Sciences. The undergraduate program offers concentrations in software engineering, secure cyber-systems, and data analytics. In addition, the M.S. in Software Engineering offers a concentration in secure cyber-systems. The department participates in interdisciplinary programs, including Artificial Intelligence, Computational Science, Smart Cities, Data Science, and Bioinformatics. UTEP is an NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations and Cyber Defense.

Job Description:

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track Associate Professor position and three tenure-track Assistant Professor Positions in Computer Science (CS) starting in fall 2024. We invite applicants from all areas of CS.  For three of the positions (including the Associate Professor position), preference will be given to those with demonstrated expertise in Artificial Intelligence.

Candidates are expected to have a record of high-quality scholarship and should be able to demonstrate the potential for excellence in both research and teaching. The department values both interdisciplinary research and industry/government experience.  


Applicants must hold a doctorate in CS or a closely related field by the time they are hired, and demonstrate excellence in both research and teaching. All candidates must demonstrate excellent communication skills, have the ability to establish an active research program, and be motivated to support the student-oriented culture of the department and UTEP's Access to Excellent Higher Education mission.

Additional Information:

SALARY:  Based upon rank and experience.

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:

Review of applications will begin September 15, 2023, and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Applications received by November 1, 2023 will receive full consideration.  Applications must include 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement (3 pages maximum), 4) teaching statement (2 pages maximum), and 5) names and contact information of at least three referees.

For additional information about the positions, contact Dr. Salamah Salamah, Search Committee Chair, via email at