Job Listing: U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, History Department, University of Texas at El Paso

Position Description
The University of Texas at El Paso seeks to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the history of the region that is now the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands. The successful candidate will play a key role in the PhD program in Borderlands history–a program that transcends traditional historiographical boundaries. She or he will teach graduate and undergraduate courses on the Borderlands and colonial Mexico. The ability to teach broader courses on colonial Latin America is also desirable. The teaching load is competitive for a research-intensive department.About UTEP
The University of Texas at El Paso is an emerging national research university located on the U.S.-Mexico border and committed to the ideals of access and excellence. A leader among Hispanic-serving institutions, UTEP enrolls more than 22,000 students, about 77 percent of whom are Hispanic.

UTEP offers 70 bachelor’s, 79 master’s, and 19 doctoral programs – with more in development. UTEP’s nearly $70 million in research spending a year ranks the University among the top 200 universities in the nation; and its more than $35 million in federal research spending ranks fourth among all Texas public universities. In 2012, UTEP was ranked #12 in the nation by the Washington Monthly in its annual “College Guide and Rankings.”

The center for intellectual capital in the region, UTEP awarded its 100,000th degree since its founding in 1914 at the May 2011 commencement. A major economic engine in the Paso del Norte region, UTEP generates $438 million in local business volume and contributes over 6,900 jobs and $423 million in household income. UTEP offers exciting Division I athletic programs; award-winning theater, dance, and music programs; several art galleries and a museum; and continuing and lifelong education programs open to the public.

Required Qualifications: PhD required before September 2013.

Application Information: Review of applications will begin December 1, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Submit letter of interest, c.v., transcripts, and three letters of reference to:

Sam Brunk, Chair,
Colonial U.S.-Mexico Borderlands Search Committee
Department of History
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, TX 79968-0532

The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services.

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