Assistant Professor - Texas History

About The University of Texas at 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 $95 million in research spending a year ranks it among the top two hundred universities in the nation and its more than $35 million in federal research spending ranks fourth among 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, most of whom are Hispanic, and is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a student body that is majority Mexican American.  With 172 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs available in eight colleges and schools, UTEP is the first national research university serving a 21st century student demographic.  For more information about UTEP, please visit our website:

El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of almost 700,000 people that offers affordable homes and is consistently ranked among the safest large cities 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-around.  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. 

Job Description:

The history department at the University of Texas at El Paso seeks to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in Texas History to begin in the fall of 2019. We invite applications from scholars with research interests in any facet or period of the history of Texas.  The successful applicant will regularly teach an upper division survey of Texas History--which is required of students seeking certification to teach history in Texas schools--as well as the U.S. History survey, and should be able to offer other courses in U.S. History as well.  We also expect the successful applicant to play a central role in our doctoral program in Borderlands History.  History faculty are expected to have active research and publication agendas and will have teaching loads consistent with those at other research universities.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.


 A Ph.D. in history or closely related field required at time of appointment.

Application Instructions:

A complete application will include the following materials:
1. Letter of interest
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Writing Sample
4. Statement of Teaching Interests
5. Graduate transcripts (unofficial is fine)
6. Contact information for three references

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Jeffrey Shepherd at  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

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Hiring decisions are subject to final 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.