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Two Open Rank Faculty Positions in Bilingualism

Two Open Rank Faculty Positions in Bilingualism

DISCIPLINE Speech-Language Pathology DISCIPLINE Nonspecific TYPE Faculty

About The University of Texas at El Paso:

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is America'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. We advance discovery of public value and positively impact the health, culture, education, and economy of the community we serve.  With more than $108 million in total annual research expenditures, the University is ranked among the top 5% of colleges and universities in research and fifth in Texas for federal research expenditures at public universities. It is one of only 28 institutions in the U.S. and three in Texas to hold both R1 research and community engagement distinctions from the Carnegie Foundation. UTEP enrolls approximately 25,000 students and more than 80% identify as Hispanic.  UTEP students have access to 168 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. The university employs approximately 4,000 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 providing access to an exceptional education. Almost 25% of graduates from the lowest-income quartile reach the top income quintile, placing UTEP in the top 10 universities in America for social mobility.

Job Description:

The University invites applications and nominations for two open-rank (assistant, associate, or full professor) faculty positions. Successful candidates will have a commitment to research and teaching in empirical approaches to bilingualism, language acquisition, and/or bilingual education. The candidates should have the potential to lead new research initiatives with external funding. Applicants at the associate and full level should have nationally/internationally recognized scholarship in the related areas. Positions may be in any department or program of the University and may be jointly appointed or affiliated with multiple departments. Responsibilities for these faculty appointments include maintaining an active research portfolio in bilingualism, graduate and undergraduate teaching, oversight of student research projects, professional and scholarly activities in the area of expertise, and service to the university and community. These positions are tenured/tenure-track, 9-month faculty appointments with anticipated start dates of fall 2022.

The University aspires to become a national leader in research and teaching in bilingualism, bilingual education, and second language learning, as outlined in the recently developed 2030 UTEP Strategic Plan. There is an existing cluster of faculty with expertise in bilingualism research at UTEP across three colleges and at least six departments/programs, including Psychology, Linguistics, Speech-Language Pathology, Rehabilitation Science, Sociology and Anthropology, and Teacher Education. Faculty have a history of collaborating across departments in grant writing and research.

UTEP's location directly on the U.S.-Mexico border offers unique opportunities for research and teaching in this domain. This region has a rich distribution of language fluency and preference, with a majority of Spanish-English bilingual people, as well as English-speaking and Spanish-speaking monolingual populations. The local setting offers a living laboratory for research with a range of socio-economic status and language use contexts.


Applicants must demonstrate excellence and leadership in research and education commensurate with rank, and must hold an earned doctorate in areas relevant to this call. In particular, the candidate should have the potential to secure federally-funded research in the science of bilingualism, language acquisition, or bilingual education. The candidate should demonstrate a commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student body.

Additional Information:

Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and record of research, teaching, and service. Hiring decisions are contingent upon budget approval.

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.

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, 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

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin November 30, 2021 and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Candidates must submit the following:

1) letter of interest addressing how candidate meets the required qualifications; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) copies of up to three publications related to research in the applicable fields; 4) statement on the candidates experience advancing issues of equity, diversity, and inclusive excellence; and ) contact information for at least three references.

Nominations and inquiries should be forwarded to:

Virginia M. Fraire, Ph.D., Vice Provost of Student Success & Strategic Initiatives at:

Additional Info

Contact Name : Virginia M. Fraire

Contact Address : 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX, Kelly Hall, Room 312

Contact Email :

Contact Phone : 915-747-5000

Application Deadline : 11/8/2022

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