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Associate Dean of Research- College of Education

University of Texas at El Paso
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 10, 2021

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UTEP College of Education
Associate Dean of Research
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The University of Texas at El Paso invites nominations and applications for an Associate Dean of Research in the College of Education. Serving on the Dean's leadership team, the Associate Dean will provide college-wide leadership in research and will facilitate the implementation of the UTEP College of Education's research strategy, which is focused on building a thriving culture of impact-driven research based in educational partnerships in and across the Paso del Norte region and beyond. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to innovative convergence research, particularly in relation to Hispanic-serving contexts. The candidate will demonstrate a record for cultivating collaborative, cross-sector research teams and infrastructure focused on jointly-identified research needs aligned with the 2030 UTEP Strategic Plan. Responsibilities for the position include: building internal infrastructure to support high levels of research productivity at a Hispanic-serving R1 institution; leveraging existing community-engaged research partnerships and faculty expertise to advance research that addresses relevant priorities in schools and other organizations; developing a sustainable research mentorship and professional development pipeline for faculty members across career trajectories; working across departments with diverse faculty to achieve key goals, outcomes, and measures for research in the College of Education. The anticipated start date is fall 2022.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE: Building on the on the multicultural and multilingual richness of the Paso del Norte region, the College of Education at UTEP ( to model transformative, boundary-crossing educationwith strategic foci that includeequityand social justice, learning in transnational and diverse contexts, bilingualism and biliteracy, and university-community partnerships.The college comprises three departments with more than60 full-time faculty members who serve approximately 2,000 students in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs.TheCollege of Education ( and linguistically responsive teaching and research in burgeoning areas across disciplines.Bilingual and bicultural interaction is a part ofoureveryday academic work.

ABOUT UTEPAND THE BORDERLAND REGION: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-Juarez 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 and is one of the largest bilingual, binational, multicultural communities in the Western Hemisphere.

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.

  • An established record of excellence in teaching, scholarship (in publication and extramural funding), and service appropriate to the rank of Associate/Full Professor with tenure.
  • Prior administrative experience, including successful staff oversight and management.
  • Evidence of leadership, team-building, and partnerships in university-school-community settings and/or international contexts.
  • Capacity to mentor/coach early-career faculty and collaborate with mid-career and senior faculty.
  • Experience with strategic planning and an understanding of faculty needs, with a view towards fostering impact-driven research activity, growth, and collaboration.
  • A record of cultivating research partnerships and identifying innovative, interdisciplinary ways of addressing next-generation educational challenges and opportunities.
  • A Ph.D. or Ed.D. from an accredited institution in one of the College's programs of study or related field.

    Application Instructions:
    Review of applications will begin January 28, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must submit the following: 1) letter of interest addressing how the candidate meets the qualifications; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion, particularly in connection to educational research; and 4) names and contact information for at least three professional references.

    Nominations and inquiries should be forwarded to:
    Dr. Erika Mein, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Teacher Preparation, at

    To apply, please visit

    Salary is 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.

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