Job opportunity, University of Texas at El Paso





POSITION DESCRIPTION:  The University of Texas at El Paso is seeking a social scientist as a strategic hire in the area of quantitative methodology at the rank of Associate Professor (higher rank considered). A scholar capable of catalyzing funded collaborative research on campus is desired. Potential substantive research areas could include health and well-being, environment, social networks, borders, migration, Latinas/os, work/poverty/economic development, human security, and human rights. Quantitative methods of particular interest are (a) demography, (b) network analysis, (c) multilevel or hierarchical linear modeling, (d) structural equation modeling, (e) event history or longitudinal analysis, and/or (f) systems dynamic modeling. The candidate must have demonstrated success in publication and external funding and will be appointed in the appropriate academic department. Responsibilities also include teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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 nearly $80 million in research spending a year ranks the University among the top 200 universities in the nation, and its more than $40 million in federal research spending ranks fourth among all Texas public universities. In 2013, UTEP was ranked #7 in the nation by the Washington Monthly in its annual “College Guide and Rankings.”  UTEP enrolls more than 23,000 students – about 78 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 71 bachelor’s, 75 master’s, and 20 doctoral programs – with more in development. For more information about UTEP, please visit our website:

El Paso County is a highly livable, bi-cultural community of 800,000 people that offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods; El Paso is the safest large city in the United States. Shielded by mountains on three sides it enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and a dry climate, making it possible to engage in outdoor activities year-round. It adjoins both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it one of the largest international communities in the world.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have an earned doctorate in Social Sciences with demonstrated success in research (publication and funding), and experience teaching and mentoring students.  The successful candidate must be able to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

APPOINTMENT DATE AND SALARY:  Anticipated appointment date is fall 2014.  Salary will be competitive for rank and commensurate with experience.  The position comes with an attractive start-up package and excellent fringe benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only electronic submissions will be accepted, sent Please submit as separate documents (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vita with full and accurate citation of publications and funded research projects, (3) complete contact information for three references, and (4) one sample of scholarly work.

FOR QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Sara Grineski, Associate Professor of Sociology and Search Committee Chair, at .

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.