Assistant Professor of Political Science - Economy of China)



Assistant Professor of Political Science (Politics & Political Economy of China)/College of Liberal Arts

Job Class Code: 10031
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1146
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 a Assistant Professor of Political Science beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year. The department is particularly interested in applicants with a critical research agenda, including but not limited to the Chinese state and political economy (e.g., industrial policy, trade policy, labor relations), contemporary Chinese government and politics, China and the world system, or China and globalization. This position continues the department's effort to build an undergraduate and graduate program with courses anchored in the concepts and methods of political science, but that simultaneously cross disciplinary boundaries to incorporate topics, concepts, and methods utilized by other disciplines. The successful candidate will teach courses on Contemporary Chinese Politics and other upper-division or graduate courses to be designed by the new faculty member. The department maintains a highly flexible teaching schedule that can include online teaching and support from teaching assistants, undergraduate research interns, and online instructional coaches.

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 Political Science, Political Economy, International Studies, Global Studies/Governance, or related field from an accredited institution of higher education (but must have at least 18 hours of graduate credit in Political Science). ABDs will be considered, but a conferred doctorate by September 1, 2021 is required for appointment. 2) Demonstrate potential for a strong research and publication record. 3) Demonstrate potential for teaching excellence.


Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Incomplete Applications will not be accepted. Please upload at least one sample syllabus with Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness.


Preferred Qualification:
Candidates with experience and/or willingness to teach lower-division introductory courses online are particularly encouraged to apply.


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: 01/04/2021

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.


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/26975





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