Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Bord
The Department of Music and the Chicano Studies Program at The University of Texas at El Paso invites applications for the position of a Borderlands Music specialist at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar who can advance our focus on music of the borderlands and Chicana/o/x culture. The successful candidate will have a record of research and creative activities related to the performance practice of transnational musical expression and be able to perform and teach styles such as (but not limited to) NorteƱo, Tejano, or Cumbia at a professional level. Teaching responsibilities will include specialized courses in music and Chicana/o/x studies, general education, and the direction of borderland music ensembles.

About UTEP and El Paso: The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) 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 25,000 students, invests $91 million in research annually, and offers 170 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in 10 colleges and schools. The University maintains an operating budget of $450 million and employs approximately 4,000 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.
El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of almost 700,000 people that offers affordable homes and has been repeatedly identified as among the safest large cities in the United States. Shielded by mountains on three sides, El Paso enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine annually and a dry climate, making it possible to engage in outdoor activities year-around. The city of El Paso adjoins both 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.

Required qualifications: A Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology, Musicology, or equivalent. Related fields will also be considered.

Application Instructions:
A complete application will include the following:
1. Letter of interest
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Complete contact information for three current professional references
4. YouTube links to teaching videos (optional)
5. YouTube links to video and/or audio recordings of the candidate performing relevant musical styles (optional)
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Andrea Shaheen Espinosa at alshaheen@utep.edu.

To apply, please visit www.utep.edu/employment.
Hiring decisions are subject to final 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.

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 in the provision of services.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: 79902

Contact Information
Steve Wilson
lbraswell@utep.edu
UTEP
500 West University Ave
El Paso, 79902
915-747-6626