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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO- Assistant Professor- Sociology in EL PASO, Texas

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), Department of Sociology and Anthropology, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sociology or related disciplines. The purpose of this position is (1) to contribute to our strengths in environmental justice issues, and (2) to augment our efforts to obtain a doctoral program for the department. All areas of Environmental Sociology will be considered, but we are especially interested in their effects on our areas of expertise in Latinx and/or indigenous communities, borders, and health disparities. The teaching load is 2-2. Faculty with research interests that will benefit from our primarily Latinx student population and evidence of successful grant acquisition are especially encouraged to apply.About UTEP: The University of Texas at El Paso is a comprehensive public research university that is increasing access to excellent higher education. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students in 167 bachelors, masters and doctoral programs in 10 colleges and schools. It is one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving institutions in the country, with a student body that is over 80% Hispanic.UTEP advances discovery of public value and positively impacts the health, culture, education and economy of the community it serves. With more than $100 million in total annual research expenditures, the University is ranked among the top 5% of colleges and universities in research and fifth in Texas for federal research expenditures at public universities. It is also nationally recognized as a community-engaged university.About The Department: The UTEP Department of Sociology and Anthropology is the historical home of the field of U.S.-Mexico Border Studies and had a major role in the growth of border studies as a global academic field. The department has 16 tenured and tenure-track faculty members in the fields of Sociology, Anthropology, and Geography. We have an active M.A. program and a vibrant research agenda especially concerned with Latinx Studies, U.S.-Mexico Border Studies, immigration, criminalization, environmental justice, social inequality (i.e. race/ethnicity, class, gender, and citizenship), health issues, and the U.S. Southwest.About El Paso: 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 worlds largest binational communities. UTEPs award-winning, sustainably designed campus landscape and unique Bhutanese architecture create an energizing and tranquil oasis in the bustling El Paso-Juirez metroplex of more than 2 million residents. El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of more than 800,000 people that offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. It has been repeatedly 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 border environment and immigration, environmental sustainability and infrastructure, and health disparities, among others. Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Sociology or related field; published research; potential to attract external funding; and the ability to teach and direct graduate research, with a high level of productivity.Hiring decisions are subject to budgetary 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, disabili