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The University of Texas at El Paso

Founded in 1914 as the Texas School of Mines and Metallurgy, UTEP has grown into a dynamic urban university enrolling over 25,000 students in 73 baccalaureate, 75 master's, and 22 doctoral programs. UTEP is recognized nationally for its leadership role in changing the face of U.S. higher education. Approximately 80 percent of UTEP’s students are Hispanic, and over 50% are first-generation college students. UTEP is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a majority Mexican-American student body.

UTEP students are talented, asset-rich, and ready to succeed; they are bilingual, bicultural, skilled at managing complex life situations, and motivated to learn. UTEP’s strategic plan for student engagement and applied learning, known as the “UTEP Edge” (, involves the use of high-impact practices and collaboration with alumni to address educational experiences within and beyond the classroom. As Texas and the United States become increasingly diverse, UTEP is positioned to play a critical role in ensuring that talented students of all backgrounds have the opportunity to realize their potential.

Designated as an emerging research university in Texas, UTEP is recognized for its success in enabling students from modest backgrounds to set and attain the highest educational and life aspirations. UTEP faculty and staff maintain an active research agenda, with over $90 million in annual research expenditures and an active grant portfolio of over $300 million, while also fostering a campus climate of civic engagement and service to our region and the nation. UTEP takes pride in our Access and Excellence mission, which has allowed UTEP to forge a path of becoming the first national research university in the U.S. with a 21st century demographic. In 2017, the Brookings Institution ranked UTEP as the No. 1 leader in equal access to higher education based on a combination of research productivity and student social mobility.

As one of the major economic engines in the Paso del Norte region, UTEP adds $1.4 billion annually in business volume to the region's economy. It also contributes to the Borderplex Alliance strategic plan ( by providing education and opportunities as well as fostering entrepreneurial skills through the Mike Loya Center for Innovation & Commerce (

The University has received multiple recognitions as a military-friendly institution and partners with Ft. Bliss to provide educational opportunities to over 1,500 service-affiliated students that include online degree plans and multiple classes offered on the local army base. In addition, UTEP has a Military Student Success Center which offers support services, assistance with benefits, and facilitates transition from military to civilian life.

UTEP’s success in achieving both affordability and high quality in the U.S.-Mexico border setting requires a deep commitment by all UTEP faculty and staff and our many friends and supporters. That commitment ensures that students who entrust us with their educational aspirations are given every opportunity not only to pursue them but also to engage in enriched experiences on our campus that will prepare them to compete successfully with their peers from across the globe. UTEP is redefining public higher education regionally and throughout Texas, and our impact is being strongly validated across the nation.


To apply, applicants must submit a letter of interest, a CV, and a list of five professional references. No references will be contacted without prior notification to the candidate.

CLA Nomination Form

Application queries should be sent to:
Dr. Beth Brunk-Chavez
Search Committee Chair

To apply, please visit:

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 27th, 2017, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

For Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodation information, applicants may contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at