Assistant Professor - Materials Chemistry



Assistant Professor - Materials Chemistry

Job Class Code: 00031
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV0856
Location: Brownsville, Texas
Division/Organization: Division of Academic and Students Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
FTE: 1

Scope of Job:
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's Department of Chemistry is seeking candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Materials Chemistry (broadly defined). The successful candidate will be assigned to the Brownsville campus and expected duties include teaching lower and upper level undergraduate and graduate organic chemistry courses. As well the candidate is expected to support the development and delivery of an interdisciplinary Materials Science doctoral program in the near future. The successful candidate is also expected to establish an active, innovative, and externally-funded research program in the broadly defined area of Materials Chemistry. The Department of Chemistry is an American Chemical Society approved program and currently offers B.S. and M.S. degrees. The successful candidate is expected to be an active participant in departmental, college and university activities such as set by the Department Chair and College Dean.
The following materials must be uploaded with your application: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) cover letter addressing qualifications; 3) statement of teaching philosophy (one page maximum); 4) a detailed research proposal (five pages maximum); 5) a list of required equipment and facilities necessary to conduct the proposed research with approximate cost (please upload together with research proposal as a single document); and 6) a list of three professional references with current contact information.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, or closely related field from an accredited institution.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, or closely related field from an accredited institution.

Preferred Qualification:
Evidence of ability and motivation to teach effectively at the undergraduate Organic chemistry and courses in her/his area of specialization at the graduate levels. Evidence of ability and strong commitment to establish an innovative research program in Materials Chemistry.

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: 12/10/2018

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
*Gender
*Ethnicity/Race

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.

Application materials should be uploaded to this posting online at careers.utrgv.edu. The following materials must be uploaded with your application: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) cover letter addressing qualifications; 3) statement of teaching philosophy (one page maximum); 4) a detailed research proposal (five pages maximum); 5) a list of required equipment and facilities necessary to conduct the proposed research with approximate cost (please upload together with research proposal as a single document); and 6) a list of three professional references with current contact information..
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.

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. All positions are subject to budget approval.

To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/20026





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