Debnath Endowed Professor in COS/SMSS

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Edinburg, Texas
Commensurate with Experience
Nov 02, 2018
Faculty Jobs
Science & Technology
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in Mathematical Sciences from an accredited university.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

A successful candidate for the Debnath Endowed Professorship shall satisfy the criteria for the appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure developed by UTRGV and the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (SMSS), which include, but are not limited to:

• Appointment at the rank of full professor with tenure at UTRGV;
• Distinguished record of research scholarship demonstrated through peer-reviewed original research publications in reputed journals in mathematical sciences and successful external grant awards;
• Demonstration of excellence in teaching and successful engagement of students in research and scholarly activities;
• Earned recognition as a result of academic accomplishments.

Preferred Qualifications

• Student involvement with women and underrepresented minority groups in research, teaching, or service activities.
• The ability to contribute to the Spanish/English dual-language program in Mathematics.
• Experience integrating technology into instruction, including alternative delivery models.

Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience Scope of Job

The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (SMSS) at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for the Debnath Endowed Professor position. The Debnath Endowed Professorship in the Mathematical Sciences (“Debnath Endowed Professorship”) will be an endowment that shall promote and support excellence in research in the mathematical sciences in the College at UTRGV, in accordance with the Regents’ Rules and Regulations pertaining to endowed academic positions. It is highly encouraged that the applicant possesses personal characteristics to serve as an example to students, faculty, and professional colleagues.
At UTRGV, the applicant will find numerous collaborative research opportunities with outstanding faculty in the SMSS as well as in other departments, including the newly established School of Medicine; the School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences (SEEMS); the South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute; the Center for Advanced Radio Astronomy; and the Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy. The School has an active research program in pure and applied mathematics, probability and statistics, and math education with over 40 tenured or tenure track faculty members. The appointment requires teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and also supervising research by undergraduate, graduate and high school students. The School has a BS program in Mathematics (over 300 majors), a newly approved BS program in Statistics (effective fall 2018) and a growing MS program in Mathematics. The BS program in Mathematics has concentrations in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Economics, Science and Engineering, Statistics, Middle School and Secondary School, along with a UTeach program. The MS program in Mathematics has concentrations in Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, Mathematics Teaching, and Statistics. The School welcomes excellent faculty to support the many endeavors and new initiatives in research/scholarship, teaching and student support.

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Desired Start Date: 09/01/2018

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.

Open Date 11/01/2018 Close Date   Open Until Filled Yes Review of Candidates Start Date   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.

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. Security sensitive; 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.


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.

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Thank you for your interest in this position. The screening and selection process is currently underway and will continue until a successful candidate is chosen. Should review of your qualifications result in a decision to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted.



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