JOB – Assoc. Prof./Prof., Environmental Health Disparities; UT El Paso

College of Health Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, or College of Science Associate Professor or Professor.

Position description: The University of Texas at El Paso is seeking a tenure-track or tenured faculty member at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor in the area of environmental health disparities. The candidate’s current and/or future research should be relevant to international border regions, especially the U.S.-Mexico border.
Responsibilities include teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda, secure extramural funding, and serve on departmental and university committees. Examples of potential research topics include environmental and health factors stemming from both natural and built environments; socioeconomic factors as determinants of environmental health; public policies and their implications; and others.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to collaborative interdisciplinary research and the ability to work with stakeholders in the health, environmental, and social sectors. The academic home will be in an appropriate department in the College of Health Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, or College of Science, depending on the individual’s
training and research interests. Collaboration across departments and colleges and with interdisciplinary research centers on campus will be expected.

About UTEP & El Paso: The University of Texas at El Paso is an emerging national research university at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region committed to the ideals of access and excellence. UTEP ’s nearly $70 million in research spending a year ranks the University among the top 200 universities in the nation; and its more than $35 million in federal research spending ranks fourth among all Texas public universities. In 2012, UTEP was ranked #12 in the nation by the Washington Monthly in its annual “College Guide and Rankings.” UTEP enrolls more than 22,000 students – about 77 percent of them Hispanic – and is the only doctoral research university in the nation with a student body that is a majority Mexican-American. UTEP offers 70 bachelor’s, 79 master’s, and 19 doctoral programs – with more in development. UTEP features excellent classroom and
laboratory facilities, including the recently opened Health Sciences Building. For more information about UTEP, please visit our website:

El Paso County is a highly livable, bi-cultural community of 800,000 people that offers affordable homes and is the safest large city in the United States. Shielded by mountains on three sides, El Paso enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and a dry climate, making it possible to engage in outdoor activities year-round. The city of El Paso adjoins
both the state of New Mexico and the country of Mexico, making it one of the largest international communities in the world. El Paso comprises 248 square miles and is the sixth largest city in Texas and 19th largest in the United States.

Required qualifications: An earned doctorate in an appropriate field of science, health science, social science, or related area with a record of scholarship and experience to qualify for the rank of either Associate or Full Professor; demonstrated ability to effectively teach and mentor students; and a successful record of obtaining funding through grants and
contracts. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, and community members from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Bilingual (English/Spanish) candidates are encouraged to apply.

Appointment date and salary: Anticipated appointment date is fall 2013. Salary will be competitive for rank and commensurate with experience. The position comes with an attractive start-up package and excellent fringe benefits.

Application procedure: Applications will be received until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2013. Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Applicants must submit the following in a single PDF file: 1) a letter of application, 2) curriculum vita, and 3) name, title, and contact information for three references. The PDF file should be sent electronically as an attachment and labeled with the initials and last name of the applicant to:

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