Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice/College of Liberal Arts

Location
Edinburg
Posted
Dec 17, 2020
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice/College of Liberal Arts

Job Class Code: 10031
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1141
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
FTE: 1.0

Scope of Job:
We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's diverse student body as an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year. The area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to applicants with substantive research and teaching interests that complement the department's curriculum and may help fill departmental need. The successful candidate may be required to teach a mixture of upper division and graduate level courses in their areas of substantive specialization and required lower-division general (e.g., Introduction to Criminal Justice) and specialized courses (e.g., Police Systems and Practices, Criminology, etc.). Additionally, scholarly productivity and engagement in service activities are expected. UTRGV is a distributed institution with campuses and offices throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Successful candidates are expected to use technology and alternative delivery methods to maximize our students' success and make education more affordable to students.

About UTRGV:
It is UTRGV's Vision “To be one of the nation's leaders in higher education, its premier Hispanic-serving institution, and a highly engaged bilingual university, with exceptional educational, research, and creative opportunities that serve as catalysts for transformation in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond.” As such, UTRGV is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff that can contribute to an enriching learning environment that strives for more equitable outcomes for student success.

UTRGV is a distributed campus, one university spanning four counties and multiple locations. Our purpose is to be a university for the entire Rio Grande Valley and beyond. Over 91% of the students enrolled at UTRGV identify as Hispanic, making UTRGV one of the top 3 universities with the highest percentage of Hispanic students.

Thanks to a steadfast commitment to safety and success, UTRGV yielded record-breaking outcomes in enrollment and student success in the fall 2020 semester. For additional information, please visit our website (https://www.utrgv.edu/newsroom/2020/09/17-utrgv-marks-record-high-enrollment-student-success-outcomes-amid-pandemics-challenges.htm).


Minimum Qualifications:
(1.) Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, or a Related Field (must have 18 hours of graduate work in criminology/criminal justice) from an accredited institution of higher education, (2.) Promise of scholarly productivity for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, (3.) Teaching experience in diverse institutions, (4) Ability to function collegially in a multi-disciplinary and diverse academic department.


Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
All substantive teaching and research focal areas will be considered, with
preference being granted to substantive focal areas that best serve departmental need.


Preferred Qualification:
Experience teaching in a classroom setting and online as well as a demonstrated record of research activity (publications/presentations).


Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?:
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2021

EEO Statement:
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non discrimination in it’s education programs and activities, including employment.


Open Date: 12/17/2020

Special Instructions to Applicants:
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.


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/26958





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