Overview

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO

SCHOOL OF NURSING, COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES, AND SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

RESEARCH FOCUS ON AGING

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The University of Texas at El Paso is seeking a faculty member at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure-track/tenured) in the area of aging research. The candidate’s current and future research focus may include genetic, biological, clinical, behavioral, social, and/or economic research aimed at better understanding the aging process, as well as diseases, conditions, and other problems or needs associated with growing older.

RESPONSIBILITIES include: 1) teach and mentor at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; 2) maintain an active research agenda; 3) secure extramural funding; 4) serve on departmental and university committees; 5) demonstrate a commitment to collaborative interdisciplinary research; and 6) work with stakeholders in the health, environmental, and social sectors. The academic home will be in the School of Nursing with potential adjunct appointments in the College of Health Sciences and/or School of Pharmacy, depending on the individual’s training, teaching capacity, and research interests. Collaboration across departments and colleges and with interdisciplinary research centers on campus will be expected.

ABOUT UTEP & EL PASO: The University of Texas at El Paso is an emerging national research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region, committed to the ideals of access and excellence. UTEP’s over $90 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. The Brookings Institution in 2017 ranked UTEP as the No. 1 leader in equal access to higher education, based on a combination of research productivity and student social mobility. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students – about 80 percent of them Hispanic – and is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a student body that is a majority Mexican-American. UTEP offers 73 bachelors, 75 masters, and 22 doctoral degree programs – with more in development. UTEP features excellent classroom and laboratory facilities, including the recently opened Health Sciences and Nursing Building. UTEP is characterized by its bilingual and bicultural student population. The community offers opportunities to engage in research in the U.S. – Mexico border region and among Hispanic (Mexican and Mexican-American) populations. For more information about UTEP, please visit our website: www.utep.edu.

El Paso County is a highly livable, bicultural community of almost 700,000 people that offers affordable homes and is the safest large city in the United States. Shielded by mountains on three sides, El Paso enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and a dry climate, making it possible to engage in outdoor activities year-round. The city of El Paso adjoins both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it one of the largest international communities in the world. El Paso comprises 248 square miles and is the sixth largest city in Texas and 19th largest in the United States.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1) An earned doctorate in an appropriate field of science, nursing, health science, pharmacy, social science, or related area; 2) a record of scholarship and experience to qualify for the rank of either Assistant Professor or Associate Professor; 3) evidence of aging-related research; 4) demonstrated ability to effectively teach and mentor students; and 5) demonstrated potential for obtaining funding through grants and contracts. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and community members from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Minimum qualifications for appointment at the rank of associate professor include an extensive and continuing body of research published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Collaborative research record. Interest in working in multicultural settings.

APPOINTMENT DATE, SALARY, AND BENEFITS: Anticipated appointment date is fall 2018. Salary will be competitive for rank and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position comes with an attractive start-up package and excellent fringe benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants must submit the following in a single document: 1) a letter of application/cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement and enter the name, title, and contact information for three professional references on the electronic application. Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed.

To apply, please visit http://utep.edu/employment

FOR QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Please contact Dr. Hector Olvera, Co-Chair of the Search Committee, at holvera@utep.edu or (915) 747-6518.

Hiring decisions are based on 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.

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, or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services.