The University of Texas at El Paso hiring Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies

Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies
Category: Liberal Arts
Department: English
Locations: El Paso, TX
Posted: Sep 28, 2022
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: Full-time
Ref. No.: 22-12
Position ID: 153843
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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 public research university that transforms lives. Eighty-four percent of our students are Hispanic, and more than half of our undergraduate students are the first in their families to go to college. At UTEP, our 24,000 students have access to 170 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in nine colleges and schools. Located in the second-most educated city in Texas, UTEP is recognized as one of the best research universities in the country for connecting students with the community around them.


Job Description:

The Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Writing Studies to begin Fall 2023. Preferred areas of expertise include rhetoric, law, and culture with priority given to applicants with experience in legal humanities and cultural studies (including African-American, Latinx, Asian, and Indigenous foci), social justice approaches to research and teaching, and anti-racist pedagogy. We seek a colleague who will work with the intellectual interests of our burgeoning population of international students in the PhD program and whose research and teaching align with the department’s curricular needs across our graduate programs in rhetoric, literature, and English education. The successful candidate will teach RWS courses associated with the Law School Preparation Institute and UTEP’s legal reasoning minor.



Ph.D. in Rhetoric, English, Comparative Literature, or related field by August 31, 2023. Active research agenda and strong commitment to teaching first-generation students at a Hispanic-Serving Institution.


Additional Information:

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:

All applicants must submit (1) a letter of interest, (2) curriculum vita, (3) a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, and (4) the names and full contact information of three references that we may contact. Applicants are encouraged to apply by November 1, 2022


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