The Civil Engineering (CE) Department at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for an assistant professor position to start Fall 2021 to meet the growing student enrollments of the CE department of 680 undergraduate students and graduate students in master degree program with 17 faculty members. The five areas of CE emphasized in the undergraduate degree plan are structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, construction management, transportation engineering and water resources/environmental engineering. The graduate program will focus four areas of environmental/water resources, structural/geotechnical, construction/transportation, and energy/infrastructure. For further information regarding UTRGV and Civil Engineering Department, please visit our websites at http://www.utrgv.edu/cive/.
UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions. UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.
UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. For additional information on UTRGV, please visit this link http://www.utrgv.edu/en-us/aboututrgv/history /index.htm.
Please note: Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications will not be considered. All positions are subject to budget approval.
Candidates at the Assistant Professor level (tenure-track) position will be considered based on demonstrated potential to enhance the teaching, service, and research capabilities of the Civil Engineering Department. Applicants must also have a demonstrated ability (or a well designed plan) to develop and maintain a funded research program, to lead multidisciplinary collaborative projects, and to active participation in department activities. The successful candidate will demonstrate having the appropriate level professional achievements and balance in teaching, research and service, collaboration with faculty across disciplines and the ability to involve students. Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (at least conferred before the start date) or in a closely related field from an accredited university.
The highest consideration will be given to applicants who have expertise in structural engineering. 4-8 years of experience in engineering related research or relevant engineering experience is preferred.
Internal Number: FRGV1095
About University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
UTRGV aims to be one of the nation’s leaders in higher education, its premier Hispanic-serving institution, and a highly engaged bilingual university, with exceptional educational, research, and creative opportunities that serve as catalysts for transformation in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond. As such, UTRGV is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff that can contribute to an enriching learning environment that strives for more equitable outcomes for student success.
UTRGV is a distributed campus, one university spanning four counties and multiple locations. Our purpose is to be a university for the entire Rio Grande Valley and beyond. Over 91% of the students enrolled at UTRGV identify as Hispanic, making UTRGV one of the top 3 universities with the highest percentage of Hispanic students. Thanks to a steadfast commitment to safety and success, UTRGV yielded record-breaking outcomes in enrollment and student success in the fall 2020 semester. For additional information, please visit our website https://www.utrgv.edu.