Job Listing: University of Texas at El Paso: Assistant/Associate Professor (Public History)

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About The University of Texas at El Paso:  The University of Texas at El Paso is America’s leading Hispanic-serving university. Located at the westernmost tip of Texas, where three states and two countries converge along the Rio Grande, UTEP is a public research university that transforms lives. More than half of our undergraduates are the first in their families to go to college. At UTEP, our more than 24,000 students have access to 168 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in nine colleges and schools. UTEP is the only top tier research university in America with a 100% admission rate. 

Located in the second-most educated city in Texas, UTEP is recognized as one of the best research universities in the country for connecting students with the community around them. UTEP is one of only four institutions in Texas to hold both the top research and community engagement distinctions from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UTEP advances discovery of public value and positively impacts the health, culture, education and economy of the community it serves. With more than $109 million in total annual research expenditures, the University is ranked among the top tier of colleges and universities in research and sixth in Texas for federal research expenditures at public universities.

The University employs more than 5,000 faculty, staff and students. It has one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs of any research university in the U.S., underscoring its commitment to offer an exceptional education at a great value.

Job Description:  The History Department at The University of Texas at El Paso invites applications for a scholar of Public History with a specialty in Digital History/ Digital Humanities (Assistant or Associate Professor) to begin in the fall of 2023. The successful candidate should have a strong and demonstrable record in Digital History methods, theories and applications, be able to expand the Public History curriculum, and our professional development initiatives at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Research that engages with historically under-represented communities will merit special consideration. In alignment with UTEP’s Community Engagement mission, we seek a candidate who will create mutually beneficial and respectful partnerships in the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez region. The department is known internationally for its doctoral program in Borderlands history. This program, which has about 35 students, capitalizes on our location on the U.S.-Mexico border, but encompasses both conceptual and comparative borderlands in global context. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  

Preferred but not required: Experience in historic preservation or historical consultancy.

Requirements: A Ph.D. in history or closely related field is required at the time of appointment.

Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin October 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. All applicants must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, transcripts, writing sample, digital history project sample, and contact information of three reference writers. Additionally, applicants should submit a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Letters of recommendation will be requested separately of candidates going into the first round of interviews.

Additional Information: Hiring decisions are based on budget 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. 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.

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