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The University of Texas at El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is forging dramatic new directions in higher education. UTEP has become a national model for creating and successfully executing highly competitive academic and research programs while stressing a deep commitment to serving a 21st century student demographic. It is the only research-doctoral university in the United States with a Mexican-American majority student population.

Founded in 1914 as the Texas School of Mines and Metallurgy, UTEP is now a dynamic urban university enrolling over 25,000 students enrolled in 73 baccalaureate, 75 master's, and 22 doctoral programs. Our student body, which is approximately 80% Hispanic, mirrors the population of the Paso del Norte region. El Paso is a growing community of more than 800,000 and, together with Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, forms the world's largest bi-national metropolitan area, totaling 2.5 million residents. 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. UTEP is among the leading institutions nationally in producing Hispanic graduates.

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. The University employs nearly 1,350 full-and part-time faculty members, and 95% of the tenured and tenure-track faculty hold doctoral degrees or the equivalent in their fields. With its 36%-Hispanic faculty composition, UTEP boasts one of the highest proportions of minority faculty among research universities in the United States.

UTEP’s beautiful 420 acre campus, with architecture inspired by the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, is growing rapidly and offers state-of-the-art academic and research facilities. Construction is currently underway on an $85 million interdisciplinary research building.

UTEP is a component of the 14-institution, University of Texas System with an annual budget of nearly $450 million, more than 3,000 faculty and staff, a university-related local economic impact of $1.3 billion, and a broad range of cultural, arts, continuing education and athletic programs.

UTEP is a major contributor to the region's economic prosperity and cultural and social life. El Paso offers attractive and affordable living conditions and a broad range of unique cultural and intellectual options, and the surrounding region's beautiful mountain desert terrain, abundant sunshine and outdoor recreational opportunities, combine to offer a highly satisfying quality of life.


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.

COBA Nomination Form

Application queries should be sent to:
Dr. Robert Kirken
Search Committee Chair

To apply, please visit:

We anticipate that applications will be reviewed beginning March 16th, 2018; however, applications 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