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Assistant Professor of Research Educator Preparation Program - The University of Texas at El Paso

Assistant Professor of Research Educator Preparation Program - The University of Texas at El Paso

locationEl Paso, TX, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/25/2024
Full Time

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 comprehensive public research university that is increasing access to excellent higher education. We advance the discovery of public value and positively impact the health, culture, education, and economy of the community we serve. Eighty-four percent of our students are Hispanic, and half of undergraduates are the first in their families to go to college. Deeply woven into the University's character are the distinctive strengths of the people whom we serve.  At UTEP, our 24,000 students have access to 169 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs, and we are recognized as one of the best research universities in the country for connecting students with the community around them.

The UTEP College of Education enrolls more than 1,100 students in its undergraduate and post-baccalaureate teacher certification pathways and graduates 200-250 candidates/year.  The cornerstone of UTEP's teacher preparation program is the fully-scaled, year-long Miner Teacher Residency, where candidates spend a full year co-teaching with a carefully-selected and trained mentor teacher at a PK-12 campus in a partner school district.  With funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the El Paso Community Foundation, the UTEP teacher preparation program is expanding its research and evaluation operation, including research on the recently-launched El Paso Instructional Systems Workforce initiative focused on the adoption of high-quality curricular materials in partner school districts.

Job Description:

We are seeking an Assistant Professor of Research for this grant-funded position for up to three years to assist in several key areas of work on the project, including:

  • Conducting program evaluation for the college's teacher recruitment, preparation, and induction efforts
  • Managing programmatic and project data across various digital platforms
  • Compiling and visualizing programmatic data for various stakeholder audiences
  • Reporting data and findings to funding agency
  • Collaborating on the development of peer-reviewed publications and presentations
  • Responding to data needs/request from related departmental/programmatic efforts
  • Assisting with any additional project-related tasks on an as-needed basis


To qualify for this position, individuals should have:

  • Doctorate in education or related field of study
  • Proven experience and expertise in advanced quantitative research methods, specifically in program evaluation and data visualization using various platforms/software
  • Strong oral, written, and multimodal communication skills
  • Strong teamwork, interpersonal, and collaboration skills
  • Capacity to mentor graduate students in research methods

Additional Information:

This is a grant-funded position and subject to availability of funds.

In keeping with its access, excellence, and impact 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:

Review of applications will begin June 14, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Anticipated start date: August 1, 2024. 

Applicants must submit the following: 1) letter of interest addressing how the candidate meets the required qualifications; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) names and contact information for at least three professional references.