Open-Rank (2 positions): Computer Science
Department: Computer Science
Locations: El Paso, TX
Posted: Sep 7, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Ref. No.: 21-04
Position ID: 136383
About The University of Texas at El Paso:
The University of Texas at El Paso is a Carnegie R1 and Community Engaged
research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region that is
increasing access to excellent higher education. UTEP enrolls nearly 25,000
students - 83% of whom are Hispanic and half of whom are the first generation
in their families to attend college.
The city's border location makes 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 Paso del Norte region's center for intellectual capital, UTEP is one of
the major economic engines in the region, adding $1.4 billion to the local
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 several campus venues including Sun Bowl Stadium, the Don Haskins Center,
Kidd Field, University Field and the Helen of Troy Softball Complex. Southwest
University Park, located a mile away in lively downtown El Paso, is home to
the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, and
the El Paso Locomotive, a professional soccer team founded in 2019.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE AND DEPARTMENT: UTEP's CS department is in the College
of Engineering, along with six other academic departments. The department
places great emphasis on students' professional development and advancements
through faculty mentoring and their involvement in research at the early
stages of their education. Our graduates are heavily recruited by leading
companies and government agencies. The College of Engineering offers students
interdisciplinary and industry training opportunities, study abroad programs,
and other professional development opportunities. The college is consistently
ranked among the top schools in the U.S. in awarding Bachelor's degrees to
The CS undergraduate program has been accredited by ABET's Computing
Accreditation Commission since 1986. The CS faculty has an internationally
distinguished record of research and national leadership in professional
organizations with one of the highest research expenditures at the University.
The department currently has 18 tenure and tenure/track faculty members and 3
professors of practice. The department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in
Computer Science and M.S. degrees in Software Engineering and Data and
Information Sciences. The undergraduate program has concentrations in software
engineering, secure cyber-systems, and data analytics. In addition, the M.S.
in Software Engineering offers a concentration in secure cyber-systems. The
department participates in interdisciplinary programs including Computational
Science, Smart Cities, Data Science, and Bioinformatics. The student
population has been growing steadily over the last ten years, with the
department currently serving more than 1200 students. UTEP is an NSA Center of
Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations and Cyber Defense, and it leads the
NSF-funded INCLUDES Computing Alliance of Hispanic-Serving Institutions
(CAHSI), a national network of Hispanic-Serving Institutions and
organizations from the public and private sectors committed to Hispanic and
female student recruitment, retention, and advancement in computing.
The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for two open-
rank faculty positions in Computer Science (CS) starting in fall 2022. These
positions are open to candidates from all areas of CS, with preference given
to those candidates in the areas of Spoken Language Processing, Machine
Learning, Computer Systems, or Software Engineering. Successful candidates
must have a record of high-quality scholarship and demonstrate the potential
for excellence in both research and teaching. The CS department and UTEP
greatly value diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). New hires are expected
to demonstrate a record and/or a genuine commitment to DEI. A record of
engaging with interdisciplinary research and/or work experience in
industry/government is a plus.
Candidates must hold a doctorate in CS or a closely related field by the time
they are hired and demonstrate excellence in both research and teaching
commensurate to their experience. All candidates must demonstrate excellent
communication skills, the potential to establish an externally-funded research
program, and the motivation to support the student-oriented culture of the
department and UTEP.
SALARY : Based upon experience.
Hiring decisions are based upon 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
email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2021 and will continue until
the position is filled. Applications must include 1) cover letter, 2)
curriculum vitae, 3) research statement (3 pages maximum), 4) teaching
statement (2 pages maximum), and 5) names and contact information of at
least 3 professional references. Candidates are expected to include in their
statements a description of their commitment to DEI and their focus on student
For additional information about the position, contact Dr. Natalia Villanueva
Rosales, Search Committee Chair, via email at email@example.com.