Job Details

University of Texas at El Paso
  • Position Number: 3537557
  • Location: El Paso, TX
  • Position Type: Education - Teacher Education - Early Childhood

Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education

About The University of Texas at El Paso:

The University of Texas at El Paso is a Carnegie R1 and Community Engaged doctoral research university located in one of the largest binational communities in the world. The University enrolls more than 24,000 students, invests $100 million in research annually, and offers 170 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in nine colleges and schools. The University maintains an operating budget of $543 million and employs approximately 5,000 people. It has one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs of any research university in the U.S., underscoring its commitment to make education accessible to all.

Set against the backdrop of the Franklin Mountains in the Chihuahuan Desert, The University of Texas at El Paso is located along the U.S.-Mexico border in one of the world's largest binational communities.

UTEP's award-winning, sustainably designed campus landscape and unique Bhutanese architecture create an energizing and tranquil oasis in the bustling El Paso-Juarez metroplex of 2 million residents. El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of almost 800,000 people that offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. It has 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 ( 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 in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs. The Department of Teacher Education ( prioritizes culturally and linguistically sustaining teaching and research, and bilingual and bicultural interaction is a part of our everyday academic work.

Job Description:

The Department of Teacher Education invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education to begin in Fall 2023. Responsibilities will include the following: Teaching and Advising at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels; developing and maintaining an active research agenda in Early Childhood Education; actively pursuing external funding to support research activities; community engagement activities, including partnering with local early childhood service providers in the borderland region; and collaborating in professional service with colleagues across departments.


A doctoral degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field relevant to the education of young children birth to age 8; an established record of research or strong potential for research, including external funding; a minimum of 3 years teaching experience in birth to age 5 or preK-6 educational settings.

Preferred: Bilingual (Spanish)

Additional Information:

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, 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:

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application by November 1, 2022. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit (a) letter of interest, (b), curriculum vitae, (c) transcripts, (d) statement of contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, and (e) contact information for three professional references.

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Alyse C. Hachey, search committee chair, at

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