Assistant Professor in the College of Sciences / Mathematics
Assistant Professor in the College of Sciences / Mathematics
Job Class Code: 00031
Posting Number: FRGV0817
Location: Brownsville, Texas
Division/Organization: Division of Academic and Students Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Scope of Job:
The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (SMSS) at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for two positions in mathematics education at the rank of Assistant Professor pending budget or programmatic approval. All areas of mathematics education background will be considered. The appointment involves teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, primarily at the Brownsville campus, as well as active research and service. The successful candidate should be engaged in activities with students, faculty, and staff along with local and regional educational professionals. The SMSS is part of the College of Sciences (COS) at UTRGV. With over 182 faculty and 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the College of Sciences takes pride in preparing students for diverse careers via many educational programs, including the Nation's largest UTeach program that prepares Math and Science majors for middle and secondary school level education.
Other academic units within COS include: Biology, Chemistry, School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences, and Physics & Astronomy.
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. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund - a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.
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.
Ed.D./Ph.D. in Mathematics Education or in a closely related area from an accredited university with at least 18 graduate hours in mathematics. The degree should be awarded no later than the proposed start date.
Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: We seek applicants with (a.) a strong background in mathematics content; (b.) math education content at the graduate level and/or evidence of active research in math education; (c.) experience teaching and conducting research and service with women and underrepresented minority groups; (d.) experience integrating technology into instruction, or skills to use alternative delivery models; and/or (e) the ability to contribute to the Spanish/English dual-language program in Mathematics.
Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: 2 (70096205 & 70096206)
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2019
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: 10/31/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants:
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.
Complete all sections on the application Submit an unofficial undergraduate transcript for ‘#7 Unofficial Transcripts’ and a statement of using technology in teaching for ‘#1 Other Document’ if any.. 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. This is a security sensitive position. All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted for all candidates invited for an on-campus interview.
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.
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. All positions are subject to budget approval.
To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/19900
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