Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering

Rio Grande Valley
Mar 03, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Civil Engineering (CE) Department at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for an assistant professor position to start Fall 2017 semester to meet the growing student enrollments of the CE department of 450 undergraduate students with nine faculty. The four areas of CE emphasized in the undergraduate degree plan are structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, construction management, and water resources/environmental engineering. For further information regarding UTRGV and Civil Engineering Department, please visit our websites at
Minimum Qualifications:  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 actively participate 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 is required.
Preferred Qualifications:  The highest consideration will be given to applicants who have expertise in the water resources engineering, hydrology, and watershed numerical modeling. 4-8 years of experience in engineering related research or relevant engineering experience is preferred. Professional of Engineer (P.E.) license is preferred.
Salary:  Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Desired Start Date:  09/01/2017
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.  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.
Open Date:  02/07/2017
Additional Information:  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.
Special Instructions to Applicants:  All applications must be submitted via the UTRGV application portal at Complete all sections on the application. If you are applying for the first time please complete all biographical information including address, email and phone. You may update this at any time by selecting to edit your profile in the application.  Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.
Required Documents:
1. Curriculum Vitae with list of publications/grants
2. List of (3) References
3. Letter of Interest
4. Statement of Research Objectives and Teaching Philosophy
5. Unofficial Transcripts (Official transcripts will be required if selected for hire.)
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.
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