Assistant Professor in Organization and School Leadership

Assistant Professor in Organization and School Leadership

Job Class Code: 10031
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1058
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:
The College of Education and P-16 Integration is accepting applications for an Assistant Assistant professor in the Department of Organization and School Leadership to begin appointment in fall 2021. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is in the middle of one of the fastest-growing areas in the nation, the southern tip of Texas known as the Rio Grande Valley.

With a total enrollment of 32,618 students fall 2020 (undergraduate, 27,275; graduate, 5,122; and School of Medicine, 221). Importantly, more than 80% of our first-year students returned for their second year this fall inspite of COVID-19 - a true testament to the resilience of our students. UTRGV is one of the largest institutions of higher education in Texas and the second-largest Hispanic-service institution in the nation, with an emphasis on educating 21st-century leaders and professionals who are culturally fluent and have a deep understanding of the perspectives, languages, and values of different cultures. UTRGV is an energetic and progressive institution, seeking faculty who are committed to making a difference and leading innovation. We are guided by core priorities focused on student success, educational opportunity, health, and medical education; research impacting the Rio Grande Valley and beyond; and community engagement. UTRGV is also home to a new medical school as of fall 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.

  • 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, 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 policymakers.

    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 Texas Education Agency (TEA), the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and is pursuing national accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). 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 Department of Organizational and School Leadership was recently accepted as a member of the University Council for Educational Administration.

    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 and chair dissertation/thesis committees, c) serve on departmental, college, and university committees, and d) conduct, participate, and collaborate in P-16 research and scholarly work in an R2 institution.

    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.
    •Experience teaching online in Higher Education
    •Record of recent research activity
    •Experience in higher education teaching

    Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:

    Preferred Qualification:
    •Possess bilingual, bicultural, and bi-literate skills as appropriate for the goals of UTRGV.
    •Experience with educational leadership preparation programs
    •Experience as campus administrator or central office administrator
    •Published manuscripts
    •Experience with grant writing
    •Experience with teaching doctoral courses
    •Experience with teaching doctoral statistical courses
    •Experience of serving on dissertation committee

    Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
    License or Certification Required?:
    Number of Vacancies: 1.0
    Desired Start Date: 09/01/2021

    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: 10/01/2020

    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

    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 department chair, Dr. Federico Guerra at [email protected] or (956)-665-3436.

    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.

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