Tenure-Track Faculty in the Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship/Quantitative

Edinburg, Texas
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Oct 09, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Quantitative Methods (or closely related fields) from an AACSB accredited program in hand by the start of the Fall 2018 semester and must provide evidence of teaching effectiveness and strong research potential.

 Preferred Qualifications

Experience at teaching a diverse student body is desirable, as is the ability to use technology to support teaching and learning.

 Scope of Job

The department of Information Systems offers an opportunity for one scholar with an earned doctorate in management science, quantitative methods, or a closely related discipline from a Carnegie research university/ AACSB International accredited institution. We are seeking faculty members who can support the research mission of a doctoral granting institution. Salary is competitive.

Applicants must have the ability to teach some of the following quantitative methods courses: business statistics, decision modeling, business analytics, and management science at the undergraduate and graduate levels using popular software packages. Statistics and quantitative analysis courses may include multivariate analysis, scale development and refinement, research methods, structural equation modeling, discriminant analysis, experimental design, non-parametric statistics, Bayesian statistics, data mining, and operations research. A strong interest in teaching and research with a willingness to provide services to the department, college, university and community is expected. Applicants should have excellent communication skills, a collegial approach to interactions and a sincere appreciation of cultural diversity. A Ph.D. in hand or evidence of completion of the degree by August 30, 2018 is required.

The Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship is AACSB-accredited at the graduate and undergraduate levels and offers a Ph.D. in Business Administration that includes concentrations in Finance, Management, Marketing, and Information Systems.

Applications must be submitted via the UTRGV Career website at https://careers.utrgv.edu (search full-time positions for QUMT or posting # FRGV0656). Complete applications must include 1) a cover letter expressing the candidate’s interest in UTRGV, 2) a job market paper, 3) a CV that includes contact information for three references, and 4) graduate transcripts. Review of applications will begin on September 30th, but will continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted at the annual DSI meeting in Washington, DC.

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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.

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

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth

 *Social Security Number



Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

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.