Assistant Professor, Organization and School Leadership



Assistant Professor, Organization and School Leadership

Job Class Code: 00031
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV0813
Location: Rio Grande Valley
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 Education and P-16 Integration at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Organization and School Leadership to begin appointment in fall 2019.
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

The College of Education and P-16 Integration is a catalyst for educational success for individuals, families, communities, the region, and our society at large. We do this through thoughtful, culturally sustaining partnerships with our schools and communities, demonstrating responsiveness to a growing bilingual and biliterate population. As such, we are committed to excellence and innovation in teaching, research, and service. We:

  • provide rigorous programs of study founded on the belief that scholarship and life experience are strengthened when integrated, that diversity in all its manifestations is a fundamental component of excellence in education, and that partnerships that foster authentic social and community engagement are vital;
  • engage in continuous improvement through curricular and technological innovation in order to remain responsive to the changing educational and global reality;
  • develop highly effective, multi-culturally responsive and sustaining innovative scholars, learning leaders, and education professionals who challenge the status quo and serve as change agents, making a difference by promoting social justice, embracing diversity in its broadest definition, inspiring thought leadership, and pursuing lifelong learning; and
  • lead through evidence-based decision making and data literacy in order to share our story with the academic and broader research communities, as well as our public school partners, families, and policy makers.

    The College of Education and P-16 Integration offers master's programs in educational leadership; curriculum and instruction with specializations in digital literacy, elementary mathematics and science education, mathematics education, science education, and social studies education; school psychology; and counseling. We also offer Ed.Ds in educational leadership and curriculum and instruction with several specialization areas. The College of Education and P-16 Integration is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Further, the Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction, housed in the College of Education and P-16 Integration, was recently ranked 8th in the nation of “Best Online EdD & Ph.D Programs in Education” by gradsource.

    The College of Education and P-16 Integration is seeking an innovative teacher, leader and scholar. The Assistant professor position requires teaching in various formats (face-to-face; hybrid; and fully online). The successful candidate will be expected to: a) teach and advise at the graduate level, b) serve on departmental, college, and university committees, and c) conduct, participate, and collaborate in P-16 research agendas in an emerging research institute.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • An earned doctorate in School Leadership, School Administration, Educational Leadership, or a closely related field from an accredited institution.
    • Experience with educational leadership.
    • Principal Certificate
    • Experience or commitment to teach online classes
    • Potential for scholarly research

    Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:


    Preferred Qualification:
    • Experience with diverse populations
    • Experience with educational leadership preparation programs
    • Experience as campus administrator/principal or central office administrator

    Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
    License or Certification Required?: Yes
    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: 10/25/2018

    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. 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.

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please feel free to contact Dr. Jesus Abrego ([email protected]) or (956-882-7655).

    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/20396





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