Associate/Full Professor and Doctoral Program Coordinator, Organization and School Leadership

Rio Grande Valley, Texas
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Sep 14, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Scope of Job:

The College of Education and P-16 Integration is accepting applications for an Associate/Full Professor in the Department of Organization and School Leadership, who will coordinate the doctoral program in Educational Leadership beginning in fall of 2018. 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. UTRGV is located in the middle of one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, the southern tip of Texas known as the Rio Grande Valley. With a total enrollment exceeding 28,000, UTRGV is one of the largest institutions of higher education in Texas and the second largest Hispanic-serving institution in the nation, with an emphasis on educating 21st century leaders and professionals who are culturally fluent and have a deep understanding of the perspectives, languages, and values of different cultures.

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.

The College of Education and P-16 Integration is a catalyst for educational success for individuals, families, communities, the region, and our society at large. We do this through thoughtful, culturally sustaining partnerships with our schools and communities, demonstrating responsiveness to a growing bilingual and biliterate population. As such, we are committed to excellence and innovation in teaching, research, and service. We:
• provide rigorous programs of study founded on the belief that scholarship and life experience are strengthened when integrated, that diversity in all its manifestations is a fundamental component of excellence in education, and that partnerships that foster authentic social and community engagement are vital;
• engage in continuous improvement through curricular and technological innovation in order to remain responsive to the changing educational and global reality;
• develop highly effective, multi-culturally responsive and sustaining innovative scholars, learning leaders, and education professionals who challenge the status quo and serve as change agents, making a difference by promoting social justice, embracing diversity in its broadest definition, inspiring thought leadership, and pursuing lifelong learning; and
• lead through evidence-based decision making and data literacy in order to share our story with the academic and broader research communities, as well as our public school partners, families, and policy makers.

The College of Education and P-16 Integration offers master’s programs in educational leadership; curriculum and instruction with specializations in digital literacy, elementary mathematics and science education, mathematics education, science education, and social studies education; school psychology; and counseling. We also offer EdDs in educational leadership and curriculum and instruction with several specialization areas. The College of Education and P-16 Integration is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Further, the EdD in Curriculum and Instruction, housed in the College of Education and P-16 Integration, was recently ranked 8th in the nation of “Best Online EdD & PhD Programs in Education” by gradsource.

The College of Education and P-16 Integration is seeking an innovative teacher, leader and scholar, to teach doctoral classes and to coordinate the doctoral program in Educational Leadership. The associate/full professor position requires teaching in various formats (face-to-face; hybrid; and fully online).
Some of the doctoral program coordinator duties include:
• Oversee the selection, admission, and completion of students’ doctorate.
• Oversee curriculum development, review, changes, and implementation.
• Coordinate review and submission of proposed curricular changes to the Graduate Council.
• Verify program continuous program assessment.
• Coordinate the development and tracking of student leaning outcomes.
• Provide input into class schedules and class rotations.
• Serve on program relevant committees.
• All other duties expected of the doctoral program coordinator.

For more information about the College of Education and P-16 Integration and the Department of Organization and School Leadership, please visit the following websites:

Minimum Qualifications:

• An earned doctorate in School Leadership, School Administration, Educational Leadership, or a closely related field from an accredited institution;
• Experience with educational leadership;
• Established record of research activity;
• Experience chairing and/or serving on dissertation committees;
• For consideration of the rank of Associate/Full Professor, candidates must meet tenure requirements at UTRGV.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Previous experience as a program coordinator;
• Bilingual, bicultural, and bi-literate skills as appropriate for the goals of UTRGV;
• Principal and/or superintendent certification;
• Grant writing experience.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact Dr. Velma Menchaca at or (956) 665-3436.