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Assistant Professor in the College of Sciences/School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 14, 2022

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Assistant Professor in the College of Sciences/School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (Algebra)

Job Class Code: 10031
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1440
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
FTE: 1

Scope of Job:
The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (SMSS) at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in Algebra beginning 09/01/2023, subject to funding availability. Full consideration will be given to applicants with an active research program in Algebra or related fields, who can teach upper-level courses in Algebra and advise undergraduate and graduate students in research work. The selected finalists are expected to establish independent research programs that successfully attract extramural funding, actively contribute to departmental development, and engage in innovative teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidates for this position are expected to strengthen and complement our Ph.D. program.

We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's diverse student body as an Assistant Professorof School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciencesbeginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. 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 the 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.

Department/College Background

The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences has over 40 tenure-track and tenured faculty with active research programs in pure and applied mathematics, statistics, and mathematics education. The school offers multiple graduate and undergraduate degrees in mathematics and statistics and Ph.D. program in Mathematics and Statistics with Interdisciplinary Applications.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Mathematics at the time of appointment with demonstrated potential for research productivity and extramural funding.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Expertise in Algebra or related fields is required. Applicants should provide evidence of or strong potential for significant productivity in research. Successful candidates will demonstrate potential ability to involve both undergraduate and graduate students in research activities, and a commitment to educate a diverse body of students in a Hispanic Serving Institution.

Preferred Qualification:
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Mathematics with concentration in Algebra or related fields. Applications are encouraged from those with backgrounds in areas including Algebraic Number Theory, Algebraic Combinatorics, Group Theory, Representation Theory, Coding Theory, Set Theory and Logic. We will also consider very strong candidates in other areas of Pure Mathematics. Postdoctoral experience is encouraged. Documented teaching excellence and externally funded research may be given preference in the selection process.

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: 2
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2023

EEO Statement:
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.We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Open Date: 11/11/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Complete all sections on the application. 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. 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.

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. All positions are subject to budget approval.

Please Note: Please upload as an “additional document” Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Statement.

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