Additional Tenure-Track Position: University of Texas at El Paso (Defense and Strategic Studies)

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The University of Texas at El Paso 

College of Liberal Arts 

Department of Criminal Justice 

Assistant Professor of Defense and Strategic Studies 

Position Description: The Department of Criminal Justice is seeking to fill one full-time tenure-track position beginning Fall 2023 at the Assistant Professor level. Responsibilities include conducting and publishing scholarly research, seeking extramural funding, teaching face-to-face and online courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and service to the department, university, and profession. 

About UTEP: The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is a Carnegie R1 and Community Engaged research university in the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region, in a bicultural community of more than 800,000 people. UTEP faculty are nationally recognized for their commitment to student success, teaching, and research. UTEP enrolls more than 24,000 students, of whom over 80 percent are Latino/Latina. UTEP provides equal access and social mobility for over 50% of its student body of first generation students. UTEP comprises 9 academic colleges/schools. 

About the Department: The Department of Criminal Justice offers an online B.A. in Security Studies, a Master of Defense and Strategic Studies, and a Master of Science in Intelligence and National Security. The department also offers a B.A. in Criminal Justice, an equivalent 100% online B.A., and an M.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice. 

Required Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a closely related field in Defense and Strategic Studies from an accredited university (e.g., political science, international relations, security studies). ABD applicants will be considered if doctorate will be in hand by Fall 2023. Active research agenda and published scholarly journal articles are required to apply. Applicants with only a J.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D. will not be considered. 

Preferred Areas: All research/teaching areas of Defense and Strategic Studies will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated teaching and/or research areas in at least one of these areas: Global Security or International Relations. 

Application Instructions and Contact Information: To apply, visit Applicants must electronically submit: (1) letter of interest that includes teaching areas and research expertise, (2) curriculum vita, (3) one scholarly publication or dissertation manuscript, (4) a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, and (5) 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. Ted Curry at

Application Review Date: Review of applications will begin January 13, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. 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 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran's status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or in 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.