[[email protected]] Assistant Professor of STEM Education

Website The University of Texas at El Paso

Job Description:

The Department of Teacher Education invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of STEM Education position with focus on Science Education to begin in Fall 2023. 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. Our Teacher Education Department seeks a colleague who might have strengths in learning sciences perspectives in learning analytics in K-12, measurement and assessment, and quantitative research skills.


A doctoral degree in STEM education or a related field (by date of hire), the focus on Science Education is preferred; and have a record, or the potential for achieving a record of research productivity, 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, and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and social justice.

Additional Information:

SALARY: Salary is negotiable and commensurate with 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 protected], 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 [email protected]

Application Instructions:

Applicants are encouraged to apply by December 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit (a) a letter of application outlining qualifications and experience, (b) a current curriculum vitae, (c) transcripts, (d) a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility and (e) names and full contact information of three professional references.  

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. William Medina-Jerez, search committee chair, at [email protected] 

About The University of Texas at El Paso:The University of Texas at El Paso (https://www.utep.edu) 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 24,000 students, most of whom are Hispanic and first in their families to attend college. 

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 more than 2 million residents. El Paso (https://visitelpaso.com) is a highly livable, bicultural community of more than 800,000 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.

Building on the multicultural and multilingual richness of the Paso del Norte region, the College of Education (https://www.utep.edu/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 more than 60 full-time faculty members who serve approximately 2,000 students enrolled in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs. The Department of Teacher Education (https://www.utep.edu/education/about/vision-and-mission.html) prioritizes culturally and linguistically responsive teaching and research, and bilingual and bicultural interaction is a part of our everyday academic work. Opportunities exist for the development of online courses and graduate courses, as well as collaboration with faculty in the STEM Division and Department to design new courses to be delivered in Spanish to our Latinx majority students. The department is made up of two divisions: Bilingual Education, Early Childhood Education, Literacy/Biliteracy, Sociocultural Studies (BELSS) (see https://www.utep.edu/education/te/people/belss-faculty.html) and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education (see https://www.utep.edu/education/te/people/stem-faculty.html and https://www.utep.edu/education/te/about/vision-and-mission.html).

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