Assistant Professor of Practice
Job Class Code:
Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Non Tenure Track
Scope of Job:
The Engineering Technology program within the Department of Informatics and Engineering Systems at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley invites applications for one (1) Assistant Professor in Practice position to start in the fall 2022 semester. The ENGT program at UTRGV has an enrollment of approximately 60 students and is a part of the Department of Informatics and Engineering Systems which enrolls approximately 200 students. For further information regarding UTRGV and the Engineering Technology Program at https://www.utrgv.edu/et/index.htm
Applicants for this position will be expected to teach courses in engineering technology and related engineering areas. The successful candidate is expected to play a collaborative role as a team member in initiatives with schools, community colleges, government agencies and industry to create an eco-system that will bring economic prosperity to the Rio Grande Valley. Our plan is to obtain separate accreditation of the BS in Engineering Technology from the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
UTRGV is a distributed campus with locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. The position may require teaching on campuses in Edinburg and Brownsville. 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 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.
Applicants must have a terminal degree in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field from an accredited university. A minimum 5 years of industry experience Is required for the position of professor of practice.
Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching and bring at least 5 years of industrial experience to the classroom. Faculty filling this position will teach and serve in the Engineering Technology program in the Department of Informatics and Engineering Systems and will also provide support to the Mechanical Engineering program by offering select mechanical engineering courses on the Brownsville campus. Candidates will be expected to advise students and develop or supervise teaching laboratories as well as teach traditional courses. Candidates with training and demonstrated expertise in any of the mechanical engineering related areas will be considered for this position but experience in mechanical systems or automation is desirable.
Expertise and e
xperience with automated or mechanical systems engineering and the ability to use technology to support teaching and learning across curriculum.
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
License or Certification Required?:
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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.
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.
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/32521
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