Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Human Performance, College of Health Affairs

Nov 02, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance in the College of Health Affairs

Job Class Code: 00031
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV0826
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Division of Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
FTE: 1.00

Scope of Job:
The Department of Health and Human Performance in the College of Health Affairs at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley is seeking candidates who have a demonstrated record of success in teaching, research, and service in exercise science/kinesiology and/or related fields that are commensurate with an appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin fall 2019. The position requires teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in exercise science and kinesiology, establishing a research agenda and scholarly endeavor in the discipline, conducting and publishing scholarly research, service on university, college, and departmental committees and taskforces, grants procurement, and performance of other duties assigned by the department chair.
Faculty will be required to teach in a variety of settings incorporating technology and student engaged pedagogies to maximize student success. Given that UTRGV will be a distributed campus, faculty may be required to teach online or hybrid courses or teach at different locations. Service to the department, college, university, community and professional organizations is an integral part of the faculty member's responsibilities.

UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarly work, student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions and are committed to UTRGV's strategic plan, vision, mission, values and core priorities. (

Faculty is expected to actively engage in research/scholarship and seek external funding. Faculty are encouraged to engage in basic, applied and/or translational research to address critical community and state needs.

Minimum Qualifications:
An earned doctorate in Exercise Science with an educational background in Exercise Science/Kinesiology and or related fields from an accredited university. An ABD may be considered but must have the degree completed prior to the start of the fall 2019 session.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualification:
Candidates, who possess an ACSM or NSCA certification are highly desirable. Experience in teaching at the college level is preferred. Evidence of the use of technology in teaching and research in the field is required.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: 1.0
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2019

EEO Statement:
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

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.

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.

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.

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