Assistant Professor- History (African Diaspora)
Category: Liberal Arts
Locations: El Paso, TX
Posted: Sep 22, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Ref. No.: 21-07
Position ID: 137175
About The University of Texas at El Paso:
The University of Texas at El Paso is America's leading Hispanic-serving
university. Located at the westernmost tip of Texas, where three states and
two countries converge along the Rio Grande, UTEP is a public research
university that transforms lives. Ninety-four percent of UTEP's nearly 25,000
students are minorities, and many are the first in their families to go to
college. At UTEP, students have access to 168 bachelor's, master's and
doctoral degree programs in eight colleges and schools. UTEP is the only open-
access, top tier research university in America, yet its retention rates
exceed those of selective institutions.
Located in the second-most educated city in Texas, UTEP is recognized as one
of the best research universities in the country for connecting students with
the community around them. It is one of only 28 institutions in the U.S. and 3
in Texas to hold both top tier research and community engagement distinctions
from the Carnegie Foundation.
UTEP advances discovery of public value and positively impacts the health,
culture, education and economy of the community it serves. With more than $108
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.
The University employs approximately 4,000 faculty, staff and students. It has
one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs of any research university in the U.S.,
underscoring its commitment to offer an exceptional education at a great
value. Almost 25% of graduates from the poorest backgrounds reach the top
income quintile, placing UTEP in the top 10 universities in the United States
for social mobility.
The History Department at the University of Texas at El Paso invites
applications for a historian of African Diaspora (Assistant Professor) to
begin in the fall of 2022. Scholars whose work brings new and innovative
insights to the study and teaching of the African Diaspora, while engaging the
historical, contemporary and global experiences, representations and cultural
contributions of Africans and people of African descent throughout the African
Diaspora, are especially encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will
have a research interest in Africa and African Diasporic history in a global
context. Additional interest in borders, migration, social justice movements
or other related issues that will allow her or him to contribute broadly to
our doctoral program in History, are welcome. This program, which has about 35
students, capitalizes on our location on the U.S.-Mexico border, but
encompasses both conceptual and comparative borderlands in global context. The
successful candidate will contribute substantively to the African American
Studies Program, mentor undergraduates and supervise doctoral students,
bolster our Department's commitment to Public History and community
engagement, and collaborate with faculty across the University. Salary is
competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
A Ph.D. in History, African Diasporic Studies or closely related field
required at time of appointment.
Hiring decisions are based on 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. Inquiries-including the filing of a Formal Complaint or reporting an
incident-about the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX
Coordinator, who can be reached by phone at (915) 747-8358, by email at
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Hall, Room 312.
For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities,
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Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021, and will continue until
the position is filled. All applicants must submit a letter of interest,
curriculum vita, writing sample, transcripts, and contact information of three
reference writers. Letters of recommendation will be requested separately of
candidates going into the first round of interviews. Additionally, applicants
should submit a statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Please contact Dr. Michael Vinson Williams, Chair of the Search Committee
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