Assistant Professor—STEM Education

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The University of Texas at El Paso

The Department of Teacher Education invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of STEM Education to begin in Fall 2020. The successful candidate will be expected to actively conduct research and publish in the area of STEM education, pursue external funding to support research activities and provide quality teaching and advising at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels and participate in interdisciplinary activities and professional service.


ABOUT THE COLLEGE AND DEPARTMENT:  Building on the multicultural and multilingual richness of the Paso del Norte region, the College of Education ( strives to model transformative, boundary-crossing education with strategic foci that include equity and social justice, learning in transnational and diverse contexts, bilingualism and biliteracy, and university-community partnerships. The college comprises three departments with about 60 full-time faculty members who serve approximately 2,000 students in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs. The Department of Teacher Education ( prioritizes culturally and linguistically responsive teaching and research, and bilingual and bicultural interaction is a part of our everyday academic work.


ABOUT UTEP AND THE BORDERLAND REGION: The University of Texas at El Paso ( is a nationally ranked R1, community engaged research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region, committed to its mission of “access and excellence” and to redefining public higher education not only in Texas, but also across the nation. Unique among research institutions, UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students, most of whom are Latinx/Hispanic and many who are first in their families to attend college.  The Brookings Institution in 2017 ranked UTEP as the No. 1 leader in equal access to higher education, based on a combination of research productivity and student social mobility. 


Set against the backdrop of the Franklin Mountains in the Chihuahuan Desert, 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 consistently 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.



RequiredA doctoral degree in STEM education or a related field (by date of hire); and have a record, or the potential for achieving a record, of research and publication, including external funding in these areas.  


Preferred:  Prior educational development experience with STEM faculty, working across STEM disciplines and demonstrated evidence of teaching effectiveness at a college or university level. Experience with educational research methodologies and familiarity with the academic mission of research-intensive universities. Research expertise and preK-12 teaching experience; experience in community engagement activities.


SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants are encouraged to submit their application by November 1, 2019. Review of applications will be begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit (a) letter of interest, (b), curriculum vitae, (c) transcripts, and (d) contact information for three professional references.  


Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Mourat Tchoshanov, Search Committee Chair, at 


To apply, please visit 


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. 


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. 

Review of Applicants Begins: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Contact Name: 
Mourat Tchoshanov
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