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The City of El Paso


UTEP is located in El Paso County, a highly livable, bi-cultural community of more than 800,000 people, with affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. El Paso is regularly ranked among the safest large cities in the United States. Located in the Chihuahuan desert, El Paso is shielded by the Franklin Mountains, and the city experiences more than 300 days of sunshine annually and a dry climate, making it possible to enjoy outdoor activities year-round. The city of El Paso is adjacent to both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it a leading area for cultural diversity and border health research. El Paso comprises 248 square miles and is the sixth largest city in Texas and 23rd largest in the United States ( The international and multicultural characteristics of the Paso del Norte region provide faculty with unique opportunities to address the border region's most challenging health issues.

Visit the following webpages to learn more about El Paso’s culture, entertainment, accommodations, transportation and events.

Life+Work in El Paso
Destination El Paso
Visit El Paso
City of El Paso




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 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.