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Assistant Professor of Practice

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Assistant Professor of Practice

Job Class Code: 10015
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1275
Location: Brownsville, Texas
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position: 3 years
Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track
FTE: 1

Scope of Job:
The Civil Engineering (CE) Department at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for one Assistant Professor of Practice position to start Fall 2022 semester to meet the growing student enrollments of the CE department of about 770 undergraduate and MS students with 17 faculty members. The five areas of CE emphasized in the undergraduate degree plan are structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, construction management, transportation engineering and water resources/environmental engineering. The graduate program will focus four areas of environmental/water resources, structural/geotechnical, construction/transportation, and energy/infrastructure. The department is one of the fastest growing departments at the university. For further information regarding UTRGV and Civil Engineering Department, please visit our websites at Applicants for this position will be expected to teach courses in lower division Civil Engineering areas, such as introduction to civil engineering, civil engineering surveying, construction materials, and fluid mechanics. The successful candidate is expected to play a collaborative role as a team member in initiatives for partnerships with schools, community colleges, government agencies, and industry to create an eco-system that will bring economic prosperity to the Rio Grande Valley. This position is also expected to provide a considerable level of other services to the Department, College, and University, like student mentoring, development and participation in outreach activities, internship, and professional-mentoring program, etc. The position will also serve as the main faculty point-of-contact for Civil Engineering on the Brownsville campus. UTRGV is a distributed campus with locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. The position requires teaching on campus in Brownsville. The Department of Civil Engineering at UTRGV currently offers a BS and MS in Civil Engineering. 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, which include promoting access to post-secondary education to a diverse student body and to becoming one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving emerging research institutions in the U.S.A.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have a minimum of a master’s degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field from an accredited university. Minimum 5 years of teaching experience and 5 years of industry-related experience is required.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Applicants should have a strong commitment to teaching by bringing at least 5 years of real-world industry experience to the classroom. Applicants will be expected to teach lower division civil engineering courses in the Brownsville campus, which offers Introduction to Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Measurements, and Civil Engineering Materials currently. Applicants will also be expected to advise and mentor students in the Brownsville campus and develop or supervise teaching laboratories as well as teach traditional courses. Candidates with training and demonstrated expertise in any of civil engineering or related areas will be considered for this position. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential.

Preferred Qualification:
Professional of Engineers (PE) licensure is desirable. Prefer broad background with an ability to use technology to support teaching and learning across the curriculum. Fluency in both English and Spanish is a plus since UTRGV has a high percentage of Hispanic students and is a premier HIS (Hispanic-Serving Institution) with Excelencia Certification.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2022

EEO Statement:
EEO Statement
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.

Open Date: 11/09/2021

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.

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