Assistant Professor of English in Environmental or Medical Humanities

Assistant Professor of English in Environmental or Medical Humanities



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. Eighty-four percent of our students are Hispanic, and more than half of our undergraduate students are the first in their families to go to college. At UTEP, our 24,000 students have access to 170 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in nine colleges and schools. 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.

Job Description:

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English specializing in Environmental Humanities or Medical Humanities to begin Fall 2023. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching has the potential to create connections with Sociology, Anthropology, Engineering, Science, and/or Health Sciences. Evidence of grant-writing is also desirable, since the new hire will be expected to apply for humanities grants and/or interdisciplinary grants. We seek a candidate whose record of teaching aligns with our department's curricular needs across our graduate programs in literature, rhetoric, and English education.


Ph.D. in English, Rhetoric, or Comparative Literature by August 31, 2023. Active research agenda and strong commitment to teaching first generation students at a Hispanic-Serving Institution.

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:

All applicants must submit (1) a letter of interest, (2) curriculum vita, (3) a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, and (4) the names and full contact information of three references that we may contact. Applicants are encouraged to apply by November 1, 2022.

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