Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor--Early Childhood Education

University of Texas at El Paso
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Aug 19, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Texas at El Paso

College of Education

Department of Teacher Education

Tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor—Early Childhood Education


The Department of Teacher Education invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education to begin in Fall 2021. Responsibilities will include the following: Teaching and Advising at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels; developing and maintaining an active research agenda in Early Childhood Education; actively pursuing external funding to support research activities; community engagement activities, including partnering with local early childhood service providers in the borderland region; and collaborating in professional service with colleagues across departments.


ABOUT THE COLLEGE AND DEPARTMENT:  Building on the multicultural and multilingual richness of the Paso del Norte region, the College of Education (https://www.utep.edu/education/) strives to model transformative, boundary-crossing education with strategic foci that include equity and social justice, learning in transnational and diverse contexts, bilingualism and biliteracy, and university-community partnerships. The college comprises three departments with more than 60 full-time faculty members who serve approximately 2,000 students in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs. The Department of Teacher Education (https://www.utep.edu/education/about/vision-and-mission.html) prioritizes culturally and linguistically sustaining teaching and research, and bilingual and bicultural interaction is a part of our everyday academic work.


ABOUT UTEP AND THE BORDERLAND REGION: The University of Texas at El Paso is a comprehensive public research university that is increasing access to excellent higher education. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students in 167 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in 10 colleges and schools. It is one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving institutions in the country, with a student body that is over 80% Hispanic. UTEP advances discovery of public value and positively impacts the health, culture, education and economy of the community it serves. With more than $100 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, after UT Austin, Texas A&M, the University of Houston and The University of Texas at Dallas. It is also nationally recognized as a community-engaged university.


Set against the backdrop of the Franklin Mountains in the Chihuahuan Desert, The University of Texas at El Paso is located along the U.S.-Mexico border in one of the world’s largest binational communities. UTEP’s award-winning, sustainably designed campus landscape and unique Bhutanese architecture create an energizing and tranquil oasis in the bustling El Paso-Juárez metroplex of more than 2 million residents. El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of more than 800,000 people that offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. It has been repeatedly named among the safest large U.S. cities. El Paso experiences almost 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, such as bilingual education/language acquisition, border environment and immigration, environmental sustainability and infrastructure, health disparities, and international trade and commerce.



RequiredA doctoral degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field relevant to the education of young children birth to age 8; an established record of research (associate level) or strong potential for research (assistant level), including external funding; a minimum of 3 years teaching experience in birth to age 5 or preK-6 educational settings.


Preferred:  Research expertise and early childhood teaching experience specifically focused on Infants &Toddlers or Birth to Age 5; experience in community engagement activities, such as cultivating early childhood services-university partnerships; bilingual (Spanish).


SALARY: Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants are encouraged to submit their application by October 4, 2020. Review of applications will be begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit (a) letter of interest, (b), curriculum vitae, (c) transcripts, and (d) contact information for three professional references.


Questions about the positon should be directed to Dr. Alyse C. Hachey, search committee chair, at ahachey@utep.edu.


To apply, please visit https://www.utep.edu/employment.


Hiring decisions are based 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.


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.