Assistant Professor - Computer Science

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Title Information

Faculty TitleAssistant ProfessorJob Class Code00031FLSAExempt Position Information

Posting NumberFRGV0918Working TitleAssistant Professor - Computer ScienceNumber of Vacancies1LocationRio Grande ValleyDivision/OrganizationDivision of Academic AffairsAppointment Period for Non-Tenure PositionTenure StatusTenure TrackFTE1.0Scope of Job

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. Applicants must have a strong publication record, skill in communication, collaboration, and teaching, and other evidence of the ability to establish an outstanding, funded research program at UTRGV. Fit with the department’s existing strengths and areas of need, in both research and teaching, is a substantial consideration.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other related field from an accredited university or be expected to have completed all requirements for the degree by the start date.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Discipline Specific Required QualificationsPreferred QualificationsLicense or Certification Required?NoSalaryDesired Start Date01/06/2020 Posting Detail Information

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 Date10/04/2019Close Date10/14/2019Additional 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.

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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 February 4, 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.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To Apply: Submit a UTRGV Faculty Employment Application, resume and official transcripts to Alberto Castillo, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, 1201 W. University Drive, Edinburg, Texas 78539 or send application via Note: These positions are security-sensitive and are subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

The above statements do not supersede or replace any statements made in the UTRGV Handbook of Operating Procedures or elsewhere which prescribe the role, responsibilities, duties and skills of personnel assigned to this job title, nor are they intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel assigned to this job title. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by personnel assigned to this job title. Administration / management retain the discretion to add to or change the duties of the position at any time.

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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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Unofficial Transcripts
    4. Teaching Statement
    5. Research Statement
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