Job Details

University of Texas at El Paso
  • Position Number: 4733585
  • Location: El Paso, TX
  • Position Type: Education - Special Education

Assistant Professor - Special Education

About The University of Texas at El Paso:

A Carnegie R1 Research/Doctoral University and leader among Hispanic-serving institutions, UTEP enrolls over 24,000 students and is one of the only doctoral research university in the nation with a majority Mexican American student body. The University is set against the backdrop of the Franklin Mountains in the Chihuahuan Desert, in one of the largest binational communities in the world. El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of almost 800,000 people, which offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. It has been named among the safest large cities in the United States. El Paso experiences more than 300 days of sunshine annually, and residents enjoy outdoor activities year-round. The City of El Paso is adjacent to the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it an ideal venue for academic programs and research studies on topics of national interest, including bilingual education/language acquisition, border security and immigration, environmental sustainability and infrastructure, health disparities, and international trade and commerce.

THE COLLEGE: UTEP's College of Education comprises three departments: Teacher Education, Educational Leadership, and Educational Psychology and Special Services. Much of the College's innovative work is supported by large grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and the Carnegie Foundation. The College offers a high level of technical support, generous start-up packages, and mentoring for new faculty. The Department of Educational Psychology and Special Services offers programs at the master's level in community/agency and school counseling, special education, and educational diagnostics.

Job Description:

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for an Assistant Professor faculty position in Special Education in the College of Education. Applicants will be expected to take a leadership role in the Special Education Programs with preference given to those with expertise in content instruction, inclusive education, emergent bilingual education, and/or second language acquisition. The successful candidate will assume a range of responsibilities including the following: (1) teaching undergraduate/and graduate special education courses and graduate level courses in the Educational Diagnostician Program, including hybrid and online instruction; (2) developing and/or continuing a sustained program of research and scholarship; (3) participating in broad-based university, college, and departmental committee work and professional service; (4) seeking external funding; and (5) advising students. Optional summer teaching is generally available.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: (1) Doctorate in Special Education, ABD candidates will be considered; (2) evidence of teaching effectiveness; (3) evidence of a sustainable program of scholarship, research, and grant writing; and (4) ability to work collaboratively with other faculty and professionals.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in Special Education with a specialization in (1) educational assessment; (2) experience teaching individuals with second language needs; (3) demonstrated excellence in teaching and/or mentoring in undergraduate/graduate special education courses; and (4) active participation in appropriate professional organizations.

Additional Information:

SALARY: Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.

Hiring decisions are subject to final 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, 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:

Applicants must submit the following information:
  1. Curriculum vitae;
  2. Cover letter addressing the candidate's expected contributions to the university's mission:, and addresses the required and preferred qualifications;
  3. A sample of research publications; and,
  4. Names and contact information of three references (references will not be contacted without the applicant's approval and not until he/she has been selected for an on-campus visit).

Please contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Robert Trussell, 915-329-7241 or, for questions regarding the position.

The appointment date is fall 2024. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

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