Assistant Professor-Department of Health & Human Performance (UTRGV-COHA)

Edinburg, Texas
Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Feb 21, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Scope of Job:

The Department of Health and Human Performance in the College of Health Affairs at The University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley is seeking candidates who have a demonstrated record of success in teaching, research, and service in exercise science/kinesiology and/or related fields that are commensurate with an appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2017. The position requires teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in exercise science and kinesiology, establishing a research agenda and scholarly endeavor in the discipline, conducting and publishing scholarly research, service on university, college, and departmental committees and taskforces, grants procurement, and performance of other duties assigned by the
department chair.

Faculty will be required to teach in a variety of settings incorporating technology and student engaged pedagogies to maximize student success. Given that UTRGV is a distributed campus, faculty may be required to teach online or hybrid courses or teach at different locations. Service to the department, college, university, community and professional organizations is an integral part of the faculty member’s responsibilities.

UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions and are committed to UTRGV’s guiding principles (,which include promoting access to postsecondary education to a diverse student body and to become one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving emerging research institutions in the U.S.A.

Faculty are expected to actively engage in research/scholarship and seek external funding. Faculty are encouraged to engage in basic, applied and/or translational research to address critical community and state needs.

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned doctorate in Exercise Science with an educational background in Exercise Science/Kinesiology and/or related fields from an accredited university.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:

Earned doctorate degree is preferred in the area of exercise science and/or test and measurement, with a record of success, or evidence of potential success in teaching,
research, and service.

EEO Statement:
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.

Diversity Statement:
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.

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.