LINGUIST List 32.3579

Thu Nov 11 2021

Jobs: Language Acquisition: Open-rank faculty position in bilingualism, University of Texas at El Paso

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Date: 11-Nov-2021
From: Carla Contemori <>
Subject: Language Acquisition: Open-rank faculty position in bilingualism, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, USA
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University or Organization: University of Texas at El Paso
Job Location: Texas, USA
Job Title: Open-rank faculty position in bilingualism

Job Rank: Open Rank

Specialty Areas: Language Acquisition; Bilingualism


The University of Texas at El Paso invites applications and nominations for two open-rank (assistant, associate, or full professor) faculty positions. Successful candidates will have a commitment to research and teaching in empirical approaches to bilingualism, language acquisition, and/or bilingual education. The candidates should have the potential to lead new research initiatives with external funding. Applicants at the associate and full level should have nationally/internationally recognized scholarship in the related areas.

Positions may be in any department or program of the University and may be jointly appointed or affiliated with multiple departments. Responsibilities for these faculty appointments include maintaining an active research portfolio in bilingualism, graduate and undergraduate teaching, oversight of student research projects, professional and scholarly activities in the area of expertise, and service to the university and community. These positions are tenured/tenure-track, 9-month faculty appointments with anticipated start dates of fall 2022.

The University aspires to become a national leader in research and teaching in bilingualism, bilingual education, and second language learning, as outlined in the recently developed 2030 UTEP Strategic Plan. There is an existing cluster of faculty with expertise in bilingualism research at UTEP across three colleges and at least six departments/programs, including Psychology, Linguistics, Speech-Language Pathology, Rehabilitation Science, Sociology and Anthropology, and Teacher Education. Faculty have a history of collaborating across departments in grant writing and research.

UTEP’s location directly on the U.S.-Mexico border offers unique opportunities for research and teaching in this domain. This region has a rich distribution of language fluency and preference, with a majority of Spanish-English bilingual people, as well as English-speaking and Spanish-speaking monolingual populations. The local setting offers a living laboratory for research with a range of socio-economic status and language use contexts.

Required Qualifications:
Applicants must demonstrate excellence and leadership in research and education commensurate with rank, and must hold an earned doctorate in areas relevant to this call. In particular, the candidate should have the potential to secure federally-funded research in the science of bilingualism, language acquisition, or bilingual education. The candidate
should demonstrate a commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student body.

Application Instructions:
Review of applications will begin December 31, 2021 and applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Please apply via the application link below. Candidates must submit the following:
- letter of interest addressing how candidate meets the required qualifications;
- curriculum vitae;
- copies of up to three publications related to research in the applicable fields;
- statement on the candidates experience advancing issues of equity, diversity, and inclusive excellence; and
- contact information for at least three references.

Nominations and inquiries should be forwarded to:
Virginia M. Fraire, Ph.D., Vice Provost of Student Success & Strategic Initiatives at the email address below.

Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and record of research, teaching, and service. Hiring decisions are contingent upon budget approval.

Application Deadline: 31-Dec-2021

Web Address for Applications:;jsessionid=41ACAD010EFB875129F6308325C6C899?JOBID=138388
Contact Information:
Virginia Fraire

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