Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship
Job Class Code:
Rio Grande Valley
Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Scope of Job:
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is seeking applications
for a tenured or tenure track position in the School of Nursing.
Functions may include but not limited to:
- Work closely and collaboratively with the Dean, Associate
Deans, Program Directors and faculty to significantly expand the
School of Nursing's scholarly productivity and research
- Develop a culture of research and scholarship among the
- Support the strategic goals of the School of Nursing in
alignment with the College of Health (Affairs) Professions and
- Provide a supportive environment that fosters research
activity, facilitates achieving sponsored research funding and
promotes new research programs.
- Provides mentoring to junior faculty in their research and
- Identifies opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration
with other schools and colleges as well as UTRGV's clinical
partners to advance the University's research enterprise
- Advise tenure track faculty in the area of
- Work in collaboration with the Dean, Associate Dean for
Operations and Student Affairs and the DNP program director to
develop and implement the DNP.
- Develops and manages faculty to become committee chairs and
members of doctoral committees
Responsibilities to include but not limited to:
A. Involvement in an active research program
B. Identification and working with faculty in the School of Nursing
as well as others within the College, University and Community to
acquire funding from state, federal and private sources.
C. Mentoring tenure track faculty to achieve their research and
D. Mentoring faculty who are awarded outside funding to
successfully meet the specific aims and outcomes proposed in their
E. Supporting ongoing professional development of faculty in the
areas of research and scholarship
F. Mentoring faculty to be committee chairs and members of student
G. Being a liaison to the College and University research
H. Adequately representing the School of Nursing on committees or
task forces related to research or scholarly projects within the
College, University or the Community
I. Demonstrating effective communication with faculty, staff and
administration within the School, College, UTRGV, and the community
J. Fostering an environment that respects and embraces diversity
among students, faculty and staff.
K. Participates actively in professional associations.
L. Continues education on a formal/informal basis.
M. Attends and participates in local, state, and national
UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment
to scholarly work, student success and to advancing the university,
college, and program missions and are committed to UTRGV's
strategic plan, vision, mission, values and core priorities.
A. Holds a Master’s degree in nursing.
B. Holds a Doctoral degree in Nursing or related discipline.
C. Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in academic nursing.
D. Holds a current license or is eligible for a license to practice
as a registered nurse in the State of Texas.
E. Has demonstrated a sustained record in research and
Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
2 years experience as PI on a federal or private funded grant.
Research funding preferred over educational or program development
grants. Administrative experience with a center for research or
Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and
License or Certification Required?: Yes
Number of Vacancies: 1.0
Desired Start Date: 01/07/2019
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
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: 01/07/2019
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
*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.
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to
discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date
of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three
(3) calendar days.
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.
To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/29600