Assistant Professor in the College of Sciences/School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (Math Education)
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Rio Grande Valley
Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Scope of Job:
We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's
diverse student body as an Assistant Professor
of the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. The appointment involves teaching; course, and program development at the undergraduate and graduate levels; active research in mathematics education; service and grant activities; mentoring and supervision of undergraduate research, graduate research, and master's theses. A commitment to excellence in both research and teaching is essential. The position also requires service to the community and profession.Our goals include increasing the representation of historically underrepresented faculty in the sciences, including underrepresented minority and women faculty. We value applicants who can understand and have overcome race, gender-based, and ability-based barriers, and who can bring with them the wealth of worldview, perspective, and experience that is critical to an innovative and accessible educational environment. As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, UTRGV is committed to preparing its students to succeed, contribute and excel in an increasingly diverse, global, and interconnected world, and seeks faculty who are prepared to help in this goal.About UTRGV:
It is UTRGV's Vision “To be one of the nation's leaders in higher education, its premier Hispanic-serving institution, and a highly engaged bilingual university, with exceptional educational, research, and creative opportunities that serve as catalysts for transformation in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond
.” As such, UTRGV is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff that can contribute to an enriching learning environment that strives for more equitable outcomes for student success. UTRGV is a distributed campus, one university spanning four counties and multiple locations. Our purpose is to be a university for the entire Rio Grande Valley and beyond. More than 32,000 students are enrolled at UTRGV with a historical record of incoming freshmen in Fall 2022. Over 91% of the students enrolled at UTRGV identify as Hispanic, making UTRGV one of the top 3 universities with the highest percentage of Hispanic students.
UTRGV is ranked second among the best public universities in Texas by the 2022 Washington Monthly College Guide and Rankings. For additional information, please visit our website
The school has over 40 tenure-track and tenured faculty with active research programs in Mathematics Education, Statistics, and Pure and Applied Mathematics and offers multiple graduate and undergraduate degrees to its over 100 graduate students and over 350 undergraduate students. In Fall 2021, the School began a new Ph.D. program in Mathematics and Statistics with Interdisciplinary Applications. We have 7 tenured/tenure-track mathematics education faculty members in the SMSS who are active in K-16 mathematics education research and teaching mathematics and mathematics education courses.
Ph.D. in Mathematics Education or in a closely related area from an accredited university, with at least 18 graduate credit hours in mathematics. Ph.D. candidates will be considered, but the degree should be awarded no later than the proposed starting date.
Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
All areas of mathematics education background will be considered.
We seek applicants with (a) a strong background in mathematics content; (b) a math education background at the graduate level and/or evidence of active research in math education; © experience teaching and conducting research and service with women and underrepresented minority groups; (d) experience integrating technology into instruction, or skills to use alternative delivery models.
Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?:
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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. UTRGV promotes and ensures 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. Our university is committed to complying with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in our education programs and activities, including employment.An eligible veteran, surviving spouse of a veteran or an orphan of a veteran is entitled to preference in the selection process over other applicants who do not have greater qualifications. Further, we grant an employment preference to former foster youth who were in the permanent managing conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services on the day preceding the individual’s 18th birthday over other applicants for the same position who do not have a greater qualification.
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.
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.
Please Note: Under “Other Document” please add a “Diversity Statement”.
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/36336
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