Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Job Class Code: 10031
Posting Number: FRGV1088
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Scope of Job:
The Mechanical Engineering Department at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for an assistant professor position to start Fall 2021 semester. The Department offers an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. For further information regarding UTRGV and the Mechanical Engineering Department, please visit our websites at http://www.utrgv.edu/mece/
UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions and are committed to UTRGV's guiding principles ( http://www.utrgv.edu/en-us/about- utrgv/transition-plan/guiding-principles ), which include promoting access to postsecondary education to a diverse student body and to become one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving emerging research institutions in the U.S.A.
Candidates at the Assistant Professor level (tenure-track) position will be considered based on demonstrated potential to enhance the teaching, service, and research capabilities of the Mechanical Engineering Department. Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or in a closely related field from an accredited university (at least conferred before the start date), with a concentration in thermo-fluids science and/or mechanics and design. Applicants must also have a demonstrated ability (or a well-designed plan) to develop and maintain a funded research program and to lead multidisciplinary collaborative projects. The successful candidate will demonstrate having the appropriate level professional achievements and balance in teaching, research and service, collaboration with faculty across disciplines and the ability to involve students at both the graduate and undergraduate level.
Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
The highest consideration will be given to applicants who have the potential to perform research and teach at the undergraduate and graduate level in the areas of thermo-fluids science and/or mechanics and design.
Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: 2
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2021
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.
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: 11/04/2020
Special Instructions to Applicants:
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 http://careers.utrgv.edu. Complete all sections on the application. Review of materials will begin on December 4, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received prior to January 11, 2021. 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.
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.
For additional information on UTRGV, please visit this link http://www.utrgv.edu/en-us/aboututrgv/history/index.htm
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/26281
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