Open Rank in Civil Engineering

Rio Grande Valley
Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Oct 31, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Scope of Job:  The Civil Engineering (CE) Department at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for three open rank professor positions to start Fall 2019 semester to meet the needs of the newly approved Masters in Civil Engineering and the growing student enrollments of the CE department of 540 undergraduate students with ten faculty. The program has needs for faculty with expertise in Structures, Transportation, Materials Engineering/Pavements, and Construction Management. Candidates who can strengthen our program in these areas will be given preference. For further information regarding UTRGV and the Civil Engineering Department, please visit our websites at
Minimum Qualifications:  Candidates at both the Assistant and Associate Professor levels 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. Candidates should show evidence that they can collaborate with faculty across disciplines and can involve both undergraduate and graduate students in research. 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. Experienced candidates with a history of successful teaching and research may be considered for positions at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure.
Preferred Qualifications:  The highest consideration will be given to applicants who have expertise in the needed areas as well as professional practice experience or faculty experience. Professional Engineer (P.E.) license is preferred.
Salary:  Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Desired Start Date:  09/01/2019
Open Date:  10/22/2018
Close Date:  1/2/2019
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.
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 ยง51.215. 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 January 3 2019 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.