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Assistant Professor of Practice in the Robert C. Vackar College of Business and

Employer
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 10, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Marketing & Sales
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of Practice in the Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship/Department of Marketing

Job Class Code: 10015
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1307
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position: 3 years
Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track
FTE: 1

Scope of Job:
We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's diverse student body as an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Marketing beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year. 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. UTRGV is currently classified as a Carnegie Tier 2 (R2) Doctoral University with High Research Activity and a key strategic goal is to achieve R1 (Very High Research Activity) status in the coming years. In line with this goal, the Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship offers a supportive environment focused on student success and on elevating the academic reputation of the college. As one of eight departments within the college, the Department of Marketing currently consists of 12 full-time faculty and offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees with a concentration in marketing. We seek a new colleague who is a dedicated and excellent teacher focused on student success, preparing exceptional business professionals, and who will continue the tradition of improving the social mobility of our students. Preference will be given to candidates who possess strong presentation, quantitative/analytical, and classroom-management skills. An assistant professor of practice is expected to teach approximately seven courses per academic year. The selected candidate is expected to teach a variety of marketing courses primarily in a face-to-face environment, but also potentially using other delivery modes as required. The successful candidate is also expected to play an important role working with industry partners, supporting student organizations, and other service activities in the department.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • PhD in Marketing or a closely related field from an accredited institution OR a Master’s degree in Marketing/Business Administration or a closely related field from an accredited institution accompanied with significant professional work experience in an executive role.
  • Desire to work collegially with faculty from diverse cultural backgrounds.





Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:


Preferred Qualification:
  • Prior successful teaching experience.
  • Evidence of community involvement, such as leadership in a professional society, involvement in community marketing projects, or consulting projects with local businesses.





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: 12/10/2021

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.

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.

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/31897

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