Center for Faculty Leadership and Development D...

The University of Texas at El Paso

United States

November 15, 2021


Center for Faculty Leadership and Development Director

Category: Office of the Provost Department: Center for Faculty Leadership and Development Locations: El Paso, TX Posted: Oct 12, 2021 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: Full-time Ref. No.: 21-01 Position ID: 137994


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 nine 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 American for social mobility.

Unit Description : CFLD is committed to supporting the personal and professional growth of all members of our campus community.

CFLD brings individuals and groups together on campus to promote collaboration and create synergy towards achieving UTEP's institutional goals. Recognizing that the ultimate goal of everything we do is student success, we have an obligation to improve continuously as educators and scholars for the benefit of our students. We aim to create a culture in which high value is placed on professional development and lifelong learning, and to provide increased learning opportunities to support that culture.

CFLD serves as the hub that capitalizes on and fosters the rich assets and talents of faculty from all ranks as well as faculty from various underrepresented groups and intersectional backgrounds. While connecting shared academic interests across disciplines, the center supports communities of practice and provides professional development opportunities in a variety of areas, including teaching and learning, research and creative activities, and leadership.

UTEP has a longstanding commitment to a culture of Inclusive Excellence that provides universal access to an excellent education and an environment for students to achieve at high levels. To sustain and enhance our commitment, UTEP hires and invests in faculty and staff who value our culture of care.

Job Description:

In support of our UTEP Strategic Plan, the Office of the Provost invites applications for our position of Director of the Center for Faculty Leadership and Development (CFLD). The CFLD Director will advance UTEP's strategic goals by supporting faculty in their efforts to excel at teaching and learning; advance research, scholarship, and artistic expression; impact the community; and shape the future of higher education. The Director will report to the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and will work collaboratively with staff in the Office of the Provost as well as all college and departmental units. The Director will foster a culture of learning and support within the Center and will build strong relationships across campus with key CFLD partners and stakeholders in an effort to provide more resources for current and future faculty leaders. The Director will be responsible for developing, implementing, and assessing a diverse set of programs to support the professional development of individual faculty and academic leaders, while contributing to the implementation of institution-wide initiatives related to access, inclusive excellence, and impact. The Director will serve the needs of the faculty, and must show evidence of being adept at interacting with faculty from varied disciplines and backgrounds, understanding the different challenges they face with particular regard to their experience as faculty members.

Additional responsibilities include leading and supervising a team of six staff members and 12 students. Further, the Director may be responsible for other duties as assigned by the Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs in support of our strategic goals of Academic Affairs. The position is a full- time (12-month) administrative position with full benefits.

The ideal candidate will have experience in inclusion and equity initiatives and in working with faculty from STEM disciplines, managing staff, and leading professional development workshops.


PhD or terminal degree

Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a director for a faculty development center
  • Research focus regarding faculty development
  • Previous experience in inclusive pedagogy and supporting DEI environments
  • Additional Information:

    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, or by mail at 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX, Kelly Hall, Room 312.

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

    Application Instructions:

    Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, and contact information for three professional references.