Open Rank in Computer Science

Nov 21, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Open Rank in Computer Science

Job Class Code: 00031
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV0840
Location: Brownsville, Texas
Division/Organization: Division of Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
FTE: 1.0

Scope of Job:
The College of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for an open rank (tenure-track / tenured) faculty position in the Department of Computer Science to begin in the fall of 2019.

The Department of Computer Science currently has over twenty faculty members and offers several degree programs and research opportunities in the field of computer science with a total student enrollment of over 1000. The department offers an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science in Computer Science, as well as a Master of Science in Information Technology. We also offer a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering managed jointly between the Departments of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, with a current enrollment of approximately 375. We are actively pursuing new program development at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of cybersecurity, digital forensics, and data science. Experienced candidates are encouraged to highlight relevant expertise in these areas and interest to help in the development of such programs

In addition, the Department offers a range of research opportunities spanning theoretical foundations, systems engineering, and applications of Computer Science. Together, the programs prepare students for graduate study in Computer Science and technology-related fields, as well as careers in industry, particularly in project management, software engineering, data mining, machine learning, human computer interaction, and web design/development.

For further information regarding UTRGV and the Department of Computer Science, please visit our websites at

Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates at the Assistant Professor level will be considered based on demonstrated potential to enhance the teaching and research capabilities of the Computer Science Department. Determination of academic rank of Associate or Full Professor will be based on an evaluation of the applicant’s Curriculum Vitae. Applicants for this position must have demonstrated evidence of leadership, skill in interdisciplinary research and collaboration along with an outstanding research program, including high-profile publications and a successful record of extramural funding. Candidates must meet the institutional requirements for tenure to be considered for the position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
Applicants must have an earned doctorate degree in Computer Science or other closely related field from an accredited university, or be expected to receive the degree by the beginning of the start date. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have the ability to perform with excellence in teaching, research, and service activities that would justify appointment to an open rank tenure-track/tenured position. The candidate should be able to teach undergraduate / graduate core courses, develop laboratories, initiate externally funded research, and have publications of research results in archival journals. UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions. Faculty are also expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to UTRGV’s strategic plan (, and to promote access to post-secondary education to a diverse student body and to become one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving emerging research institutions in the U.S.A.

Preferred Qualification:

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
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: 11/15/2018

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.

All applications must be submitted via the UTRGV application portal at Complete all sections on the application. Review of materials will begin on January 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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. A Criminal Background Check must be conducted for all applicants invited to campus for an interview.

Applicants should address their ability to work collaboratively and their commitment to supporting the excellence of all students on campus.

Additional Information:
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.

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.

For additional information on UTRGV, please visit this link

Please Note:
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. All positions are subject to budget approval.

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