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Assistant/Associate Professor Cybersecurity

University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 21, 2024

Job Details

Assistant/Associate Professor Cybersecurity

Job Class Code: 10031
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1558
Location: Brownsville, Texas
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
FTE: 1.0

Scope of Job:
The department of Informatics and Engineering Systems (IES) at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley seeks applicants for one or more faculty positions in the broad area of Cybersecurity and Informatics. Successful candidates will be expected to teach and build research programs in the general area of informatics and cyber security.

The Department of Informatics and Engineering Systems currently has fourteen faculty members and offers several degree programs and research opportunities in the field of Informatics, Cyber Security, and Engineering Technology. The department offers a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity, a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (automation), and a Master of Science in Informatics. The department offers research opportunities in informatics and engineering systems. Our programs prepare students for careers in industry and graduate study in informatics, engineering systems, and technology-related fields. We are actively pursuing program development at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of informatics and engineering systems. The positions are for tenure track assistant professors; however, exceptional candidates may be considered for credit toward time on tenure track or for appointment as associate professor. Candidates are encouraged to highlight relevant expertise in these areas and interest to help in the development of such programs.

For further information regarding UTRGV and the Department of Informatics and Engineering Systems, please visit our websites at

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. in Cybersecurity, Informatics, Computer Science, or a related field from an accredited university.
Candidates at the Assistant Professor level will be considered based on demonstrated potential to enhance the teaching and research capabilities of the Cybersecurity program at UTRGV.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Applicants must also have a demonstrated ability (or a well-designed plan) to develop and maintain a funded research program and to lead multidisciplinary collaborative projects. A successful candidate must demonstrate having achieved (or a potential to achieve) excellence and balance in teaching, research and service, collaboration with faculty across disciplines and an ability to involve undergraduate students as well as graduate students in research activities.

Preferred Qualification:
The highest consideration will be given to applicants who have expertise in the areas of Cybersecurity and Informatics including relevant certifications.

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2024

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.

Open Date: 09/29/2023

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.

All applications must be submitted via the UTRGV application portal at Complete all sections on the application. Review of materials will begin on November 20th and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 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.

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:
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund - a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.

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.

For additional information on UTRGV, please visit this link

Please Note:
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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