Assistant Professor of Practice
Job Class Code:
Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Non Tenure Track
Scope of Job:
The College of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for a non-tenure-track Professor of Practice position in the Department of Computer Science to begin in the fall of 2022. We seek an experienced professional with high-level experience in industry or equivalent.
The Professor of Practice is a faculty member who integrates academic scholarship and professional practice associated with their field. Specifically, the Professor of Practice has documented experience as a practitioner in their respective field and understands the specific practical needs and applications required for graduates upon program completion. The Professor of Practice will be expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in computer science, to mentor student projects; and to help facilitate and participate in engagement with external non-academic partners. The position is a 3-year appointment, renewable based on favorable annual evaluations and budget availability.
The Department of Computer Science currently has over fifteen faculty members and offers an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Computer Science with a total student enrollment of over 1000. In addition, the Department offers a range of research opportunities spanning theoretical foundations, systems engineering, and applications of Computer Science. Together, the programs prepare students for graduate study in Computer Science and technology-related fields, as well as careers in industry, particularly in project management, software engineering, data mining, machine learning, human computer interaction, and web design/development. For further information regarding UTRGV and the Department of Computer Science, please visit our websites at www.utrgv.edu/csci/.
Applicants must have earned a master’s degree or doctorate in Computer Science, or a related field, at the time of appointment. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
The successful candidate is expected to have significant technical/professional experience in computing-related work.
Expectations for this Professor of Practice include effective engagement with outside partners to solicit capstone projects and identify additional student opportunities, such as internships; thoughtful mentorship of students as they tackle diverse, open-ended projects and develop professional skills; help with management of the capstone course and be able to teach a wide range of core computer science courses.
UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and department missions. Faculty are also expected to demonstrate a strong commitment UTRGV strategic plan (http://www.utrgv.edu/strategic-plan), and to promote access to post-secondary 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.
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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 its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest. 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.
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.
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 2, 2021 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.
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/about-utrgv/history/index.htm
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/31733
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