Assistant Professor - Engineering Education & Leadership

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Position Description

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY. The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) seeks exceptional candidates for a faculty position in the Department of Engineering Education and Leadership (E-Lead, in the College of Engineering. This position will contribute to advancing research in engineering education, to developing the department’s graduate program, and to delivering our innovative B.S. program in Engineering Leadership. The position is available for a Fall 2020 start, and appointments will be at the Assistant Professor level; competitive salary will be commensurate with experience.

About the Department of Engineering Education and Leadership (E-LEAD)

Engineering Education and Leadership is the newest department in UTEP’s College of Engineering. The department offers the nation’s first undergraduate degree in engineering leadership. Additional information about the College of Engineering, the Engineering Education and Leadership Department, and the BS in Engineering Leadership is available at

About UTEP and El Paso

The University of Texas at El Paso is a Carnegie R1 and Community-Engaged doctoral research university located in one of the largest binational communities in the world. The University enrolls more than 25,000 students, invests $91 million in research annually, and offers 170 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in 10 colleges and schools. The University maintains an operating budget of $450 million and employs approximately 4,000 people. It has one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs of any research university in the U.S., underscoring its commitment to make education accessible to all.

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 2.7 million residents. El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of almost 700,000 people that offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. It has been 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.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with E-Lead faculty to further build the department’s research program in engineering education. Candidates with a research focus on engineering education at the college level, and particularly in leadership development for engineers, are specifically encouraged to apply.

The department emphasizes innovative teaching with an entrepreneurial perspective that thrives in an active student-centered learning environment; most of our courses are co-taught and project-based. The successful candidate must be committed to the educational goals of the E-Lead program and enhance as well as promote it toward national prominence. The candidate’s experiences beyond the Ph.D. in engineering or relate field are pertinent to this position and should be discussed in the application materials; these might include experience with leadership, business, start-ups, social-benefit organizations, a complementary profession, and many more.


A successful candidate for this position will receive a tenure-track appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Education and Leadership in the College of Engineering. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in engineering, engineering education, or related field; at least one degree (BS, MS, or PhD) in engineering or computer science is desirable.

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  For consideration, applicants should submit: 1) A letter of application describing your interests, emphasizing your abilities, qualities, and the reasons for your application; 2) Your detailed curriculum vitae; 3) Statement of your career objectives and vision for engineering education and engineering leadership; 4) Statement of education philosophy and teaching experience; 5) A description of research accomplishments and plan; and 6) List of three professional references including full contact information. If desired, applicants may also submit links to personal websites or portfolios that detail the applicant’s research, design work, business experience, etc. Please limit sections, except the CV, to two pages.  Further inquiries may be directed to David Novick, chair of the search committee, at

This position is subject to budgetary 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, or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services.

For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at