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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Robert C. Vackar College of Business and

University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Mar 2, 2023

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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in the Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship/Information Systems

Job Class Code: 10031
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1427
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
FTE: 1

Scope of Job:
Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is seeking applications for Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Information Systems to teach undergraduate/graduate courses, engage in high-impact scholarly research/publications, and provide institutional/professional service beginning in the fall of 2023.

Applicants must have the ability to teach a variety of information systems courses such as business analytics, computer security, electronic commerce, telecommunications, database management, and programming languages. Research interests in the area of Business Analytics, Social Media, Health Information Technology (HIT), Information Security are desired. Evidence of high-quality research and demonstrated potential for quality teaching is expected along with a willingness to provide service to the department, college, university, and community. Applicants should have excellent communication skills, student interaction abilities, and a sincere appreciation of cultural diversity.
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.
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. 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.
Thanks to a steadfast commitment to safety and success, UTRGV yielded record-breaking outcomes in enrollment and student success in the fall 2021 semester. For additional information, please visit our website.
Department/College Background
The department of information systems offers cutting-edge curriculum and degree programs in information systems, quantitative methods, and business analytics at the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels. Our Bachelor of Business Administration degree (BBA) in Information Systems gives students computer skills in programming, database, networking, systems analysis, cybersecurity, data mining and project management, as well as proficiency in multiple business disciplines across the corporation. Our accelerated online Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) is a 100% online degree program that equips students with highly in-demand analytical skills such as Python and R programming, data mining, machine learning, data visualization, social media analytics, optimization, spreadsheet modeling, information security, and healthcare analytics that are critical for data-driven analytics and decision-making in modern organizations. Our department also provides the Information Systems concentration for the PhD in Business Administration degree, training high-quality researchers for academic positions in Information Systems and Analytics at institutions in the U.S. and around the world.
The Information Systems faculty are thought leaders in their respective research areas and have published in leading information systems and business journals such as Information Systems Research, Decision Sciences, Production and Operations Management, and Journal of Management Information Systems.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Applicants should have an earned doctorate in Information Systems or a closely related field from a Carnegie research university/AACSB International accredited institution.
2. Applicants must have at least 18 hours of IS and IT related graduate courses. ABD applicants must complete their doctorate before the fall 2023 semester.
3. The candidate should show potential for high impact scholarship as evidenced by a portfolio of high-quality published and /or ongoing research.
4. To be considered for a tenured Associate Professor/Professor position, the candidate must be a tenured faculty at a peer-level or higher university and have a demonstrated record of research and teaching excellence. If you would like to be considered at a rank other than Assistant Professor, please indicate that on your application.
5. Candidates must also meet the institutional and college requirements for tenure to be considered for the position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Strong evidence of potential publication success in top journals and quality instruction

Preferred Qualification:
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are important.

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2023

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: 10/21/2022

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

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.
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.

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.

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