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Open Rank Associate/Professor of Practice in Informatics

University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 19, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Open Rank Associate/Professor of Practice in Informatics & Engineering Systems

Job Class Code: 10015
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1284
Location: Brownsville, Texas
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position: 3 years
Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track
FTE: 1

Scope of Job:
The College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for an Open Rank Associate/Professor of Practice faculty position in the Department of Informatics and Engineering Systems to begin in the Fall of 2022. We seek an experienced professional with high-level of experience in industry or equivalent.

The Professor of Practice is a faculty member who integrates academic scholarship and professional practice associated with their field. Specifically, the Professor of Practice has documented experience as a practitioner in their respective field and understands the specific practical needs and applications required for graduates upon program completion. The Professor of Practice will be expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in cybersecurity, mentor student projects, and help facilitate and participate in engagement with external partners. The position is a 3-year appointment, renewable based on favorable annual evaluations and budget availability.

The Department of Informatics and Engineering Systems currently has fifteen faculty members and offers several degree programs and research opportunities in the field of Cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity, engineering systems, and computer science applications. Our programs prepare students for careers in industry and graduate study in cybersecurity, engineering systems, and computer science. We are also interested in candidates who will expand our current faculty expertise within the broader area of cybersecurity.

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

Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates at the Assistant Professor level will be considered based on demonstrated potential to enhance teaching and effective engagement with outside partners. Candidates at the Associate Professor/Professor level will be considered for a leadership position at the Department or College level. Applicants must have earned a master’s degree or doctorate 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:
The successful candidate is expected to have significant technical/professional experience in cybersecurity related work.

Expectations for the Professor of Practice include effective engagement with outside partners to solicit capstone projects and identify additional student opportunities, such as internships; thoughtful mentorship of students as they tackle diverse, open-ended projects and develop professional skills; help with management of the capstone course and be able to teach a wide range of core cybersecurity courses.

UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and department missions. Faculty are also expected to demonstrate a strong commitment UTRGV strategic plan (, and to promote access to post-secondary 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.

Preferred Qualification:

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: 11/15/2021

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.

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.

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