Open Rank in Informatics

Employer
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time


Open Rank in Informatics & Engineering Systems

Job Class Code: 10031
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1238
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 College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in the Department of Informatics and Engineering Systems to begin in the Fall of 2022.

The Department of Informatics and Engineering Systems currently has fifteen 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, and a Master of Science in Information Technology. 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 cybersecurity. Candidates are encouraged to highlight relevant expertise and interest to help in the development of such programs. We are also interested in candidates who will expand our current faculty expertise within the broader area of cybersecurity.

In addition, the Department offers a range of research opportunities spanning systems engineering, and application of Computer Science. Together, the programs prepare students for graduate study in Computer Science and technology-related fields, as well as careers in industry, particularly in networking, software engineering, data mining, machine learning, human computer interaction, and web design/development.

For further information regarding UTRGV and the Department of Informatics and Engineering Systems, please visit our websites at https://www.utrgv.edu/cyberspace/.

Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates at the Assistant Professor level will be considered based on demonstrated potential to enhance the teaching and research capabilities of the Informatics & Engineering Systems Department. Candidates must meet the institutional requirements for tenure. Candidates at the Associate Professor/Professor level will be considered for a leadership position at the Department or College level.

Applicants must have an earned doctorate degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Science or other closely related field from an accredited university, or be expecting to receive the degree by the beginning of the start date. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:


Preferred Qualification:
The successful candidate will have the ability to perform with excellence in teaching, research, and service activities. The candidate should be able to teach undergraduate / graduate core courses in Computer Science and Cybersecurity, develop laboratories, initiate externally funded research, and have publications of research results in archival journals. UTRGV faculty are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions, as well as UTRGV’s guiding principles (http://www.utrgv.edu/en-us/about-utrgv/history/transition-plan/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.

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2022

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: 11/01/2021

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. All applications must be submitted via the UTRGV application portal at http://careers.utrgv.edu. Complete all sections on the application. Review of materials will begin on December 1, 2020 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. A Criminal Background Check must be conducted for all applicants invited to campus for an interview. Applicants should address their ability to work collaboratively and their commitment to supporting the excellence of all students on campus.

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 http://www.utrgv.edu/en-us/about-utrgv/history/index.htm

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.

To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/30803

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