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University of Texas at El Paso
  • Position Number: 4693497
  • Location: El Paso, TX
  • Position Type: Engineering - Other Engineering

Assistant Professor in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

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 two states and two countries converge along the Rio Grande, UTEP is a comprehensive public research university that is increasing access to excellent higher education. Eighty-four percent of our students are Hispanic, and half of undergraduates are the first in their families to go to college. At UTEP, our 24,000 students have access to 169 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. UTEP is one of only four institutions in Texas to hold both the top research and community engagement designations from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UTEP advances discovery of public value and positively impacts the health, culture, education and economy of the community it serves. With more than $130 million in total annual research expenditures, the University is ranked among the best universities in the country for research and fourth in Texas for federal research expenditures at public universities.

The University employs more than 5,000 faculty, staff and students. It has one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs of any research university in the U.S., underscoring its commitment to offer an exceptional education for all of our students.

El Paso is a highly livable, bicultural community of more than 800,000 people that offers affordable homes and attractive neighborhoods. It has been repeatedly named among the safest large U.S. cities. El Paso experiences almost 300 days of sunshine annually, and residents enjoy outdoor activities year-round. El Paso's active arts and culture community features the state's longest-running symphony orchestra, a nationally recognized chamber music festival, art galleries, museums, and a full schedule of seasonal events and festivals. UTEP adds to the arts and entertainment scene with an award-winning dinner theater, music and dance productions, contemporary and student art galleries, and a natural history museum.

For sports fans, the UTEP Miners offer exciting Division I college athletics at several campus venues including Sun Bowl Stadium, the Don Haskins Center, Kidd Field, University Field and the Helen of Troy Softball Complex. Southwest University Park, located a mile away in lively downtown El Paso, is home to the El Paso Chihuahuas, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres, and the El Paso Locomotive, a professional soccer team founded in 2019.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Metallurgical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering at UTEP ( offers one undergraduate degree and four graduate degrees: Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (B.S. MME), Master of Science in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering (M.S. MME), Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering (M.S. BME), Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering (Ph.D. MASE), and a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D. BME). The department also offers two minors: a minor in Materials Science and Engineering and a minor in Biomedical Engineering. The MMBME Faculty is actively involved in sponsored research with annual expenditures of more than $1.1 million. Research activities are carried out in multiple research centers and laboratories in the areas of space safety/mission assurance, polymer engineering, extractive metallurgy (electrochemical processes), advanced materials research, nanomaterials, tissue engineering, additive manufacturing, and materials management. We are interested in candidates who can lead department growth, complement current expertise, and contribute to interdisciplinary research focus areas at the UTEP College of Engineering through fundamental disciplinary and/or application-specific research. Priority will be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate's work and potential to contribute to the MMBME Department's and UTEP's vision and mission of providing access to excellent higher education.

Candidates will be expected to engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching, contribute to institutional and professional service, and develop vigorous, externally funded research programs in their technical areas. The application materials should clearly demonstrate the potential of the candidate to succeed in meeting these expectations.

Job Description:

The Department of Metallurgical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering (MMBME) at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Metallurgical and Materials engineering. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a research program in metallurgical and materials engineering, with a focus in at least one of the following: physical metallurgy, computational materials design and processing, extractive and electrochemical recovery of metals, or related areas/fields. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to scholarly research activities, excellence in teaching, mentorship of students, a commitment to collaboration, and service to the metallurgical and materials engineering profession. Candidates should demonstrate strong potential to attract diverse extramural funding.

Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The anticipated appointment date is fall 2024.


A Ph.D. degree in metallurgical and/or materials engineering or a related field by the time their appointment begins. Demonstrated scholarly achievements as evidenced by a track record of publications. Demonstrated potential for establishing an extramurally funded research program. Demonstrated commitment to UTEP's access, excellence, and impact mission. Excellent communication skills are required.

Additional Information:

SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Hiring decisions are based upon budget approval.

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:

Applicants are required to submit the following:

1. letter of interest
2. detailed curriculum vitae
3. official transcripts
4. research and collaboration statement
5. teaching statement
6. three recent publications
7. outreach statement
8. complete contact information for at least three references

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