Department Chair and Professor - University of Texas-El Paso in El Paso Texas

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University of Texas-El Paso

El Paso, Texas 79968

United States

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Detailed Job Description

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Department of Geological Sciences at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), the first national research university serving a 21st-century student demographic, seeks a Chair at the tenured Professor level to lead the Department into the University’s second century. The Chair will be expected to build upon existing strengths, add new capabilities, facilitate the development of multidisciplinary research, lead his or her own externally-funded research program, and help fulfill the Department's teaching mission.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT AND UTEP: The Department of Geological Sciences has a faculty of 15 and more than 150 M.S., Ph.D. and undergraduate students.  More information about the activities and facilities in the Department can be found at:  The Department also participates in interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs with Engineering and Computational Science. UTEP is a national research university with an enrollment of over 23,000 students, the majority of whom are Mexican-American.  

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a discipline appropriate for the Department of Geological Sciences.  Candidates should have attained the rank of tenured Professor or tenured Associate Professor at an academic institution or Manager of a successful geosciences technology program in an industry or government research organization.  

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates who wish to be considered are asked to electronically submit (in PDF format) a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Aaron A. Velasco (, with the subject line: “UTEP Geological Sciences Chair Search.” Nominations are also welcomed.  Review of applications and nominations will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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, or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services.

Keyword Phrases

  • Chair
  • Geological Sciences
  • University of Texas at El Paso
  • Professor
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Department Chair
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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