Assistant Professor - Legal Psychology

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Legal Psychology at the Assistant Professor level.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.  The anticipated appointment date is fall 2019.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  A Ph.D. in Psychology or closely related field (by time of appointment), published research, potential to attract external funding, and the ability to teach, direct, and mentor research at the graduate (Masters & Ph.D.) and undergraduate levels. We particularly seek candidates who show the potential to collaborate with existing faculty in the Psychology Department or other departments across UTEP, but promising scholars with research interests in any area of Legal Psychology are encouraged to apply.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:  The Psychology Department has 19 tenured and tenure-track faculty members.  It offers a nationally recognized doctoral program with a concentration in Legal Psychology, as well as concentrations in Health Psychology, Language Acquisition and Bilingualism, and Social, Cognitive and Neuroscientific Psychology, and a master’s program in Clinical Psychology.

ABOUT UTEP AND 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 enrolls more than 25,000 students – about 80 percent of them Hispanic – and is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a majority Mexican-American student body.

The city’s border location makes 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 region’s center for intellectual capital, UTEP has awarded more than 130,000 degrees since its founding in 1914. UTEP is one of the major economic engines in the Paso del Norte region, adding $1.4 billion to the local economy annually and creating an estimated 26,499 new jobs, according to a January 2015 report by the Economic Modeling Specialists International based on fiscal year 2013 data.

El Paso’s active arts and culture community features the state’s longest running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival, art galleries, museums, and a full schedule of seasonal events and festivals. UTEP adds to the arts and entertainment scene with an award-winning dinner theater, music and dance productions, contemporary and student art galleries, and a natural history museum. 

For sports fans, the UTEP Miners offer exciting Division I college athletics at Sun Bowl Stadium, the Don Haskins Center, Kidd Field, University Field and the Helen of Troy Softball Complex. Southwest University Park located in lively downtown El Paso is home to the El Paso Chihuahuas, the San Diego Padres AAA baseball team.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested candidates must submit: 1) a letter summarizing qualifications and fit within the department and program; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) statements of research interests; 4) statement of teaching philosophy; and 5) relevant reprints or pre-prints (no more than three); 5) complete contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions about the position, you may contact Jennifer Eno Louden, Search Committee Chair at  

Hiring decisions are based upon budget approval.

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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.