Assistant/Associate Professor - Twentieth Century Latin American History

Assistant/Associate Professor - Twentieth Century Latin American History

locationEl Paso, TX, USA
PublishedPublished: 9/14/2023
ExpiresExpires: 3/12/2024
Full Time
About The University of Texas at El Paso:

The University of Texas at El Paso is the United States'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 comprehensive public research university that is increasing access to excellent higher education. More than half of our undergraduates are the first in their families to go to college. At UTEP, our 24,000 students have access to 169 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in nine colleges and schools.

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 $130 million in total annual research expenditures, the University is ranked among the best universities in the country for research and fourth 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 for all of our students.

Job Description:

The History Department at the University of Texas at El Paso invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of History focusing on twentieth-century Latin America and/or the Caribbean, excluding Mexico, to begin in the fall of 2024.  We invite applications from scholars with a wide range of interests, including, but not limited to, subjects such as neoliberalism, social movements, human rights and democratic governance, law and crime, and the history of science and public health.  The successful candidate should have a robust research agenda, ideally involving borderlands, transnational, or global perspectives that will strengthen our PhD program.  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, and encompasses both conceptual and comparative borderlands in global context. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications, rank, and experience.  


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

Preferred but not required: A scholar involved with public-facing scholarship and/or digital humanities.

Additional Information:

Hiring decisions are based on budget approval. 

In keeping with its access, excellence, and impact 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 titleix@utep.edu, or by mail at 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX, Kelly Hall, Room 312.

For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at eoaa@utep.edu.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. All applicants must submit a letter of interest outlining the candidate's research, a statement of how the candidate will contribute to UTEP's mission, a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, two writing samples/publications, statement on teaching, and contact information of three reference writers. Letters of recommendation and official transcripts will be requested separately of candidates going into the first round of interviews.

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Erika Edwards, chair of the search committee, at ededwards@utep.edu.