Scope of Job:
The Electrical Engineering Department at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) position in the Computer Engineering program to begin in Fall 2019. The Computer Engineering program is a joint effort between Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and this position will be based on the Brownsville campus. Please visit our web sites at http://www.utrgv.edu/elee/ and http://www.utrgv.edu/cmpe/ .
The UTRGV Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (BSCE) program is jointly managed by Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The program currently has 7 faculty members affiliated with two departments, serving close to 400 students. The Department of Electrical Engineering has twenty-one faculty members and offers Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering, and serves around 380 students. The Department of Computer Science currently has twenty-three faculty members and offers several degree programs at undergraduate and graduate level to over 1000 students. It is expected that doctoral programs will be developed, which should substantially expand faculty lines and student enrollment in the coming years.
Candidates at the Assistant Professor level (tenure-track) will be considered based on demonstrated potential to enhance the teaching, service, and research capabilities of the Computer Engineering program. Applicants must have demonstrated evidence of leadership, skill in interdisciplinary research and collaboration along with an outstanding research program, including high-profile publications and a successful record of extramural funding.
Prospective candidates in all computer engineering areas are strongly encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in candidates with a concentration in computer architecture, digital systems, and embedded systems. Applicants must have an earned doctorate degree in Computer Engineering or a closely related field from an accredited university (at least conferred before the start date).
Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
The candidates should be able to teach undergraduate / graduate core courses, develop laboratories, initiate externally funded research, and have publications of research results in archival journals and/or conference proceedings. UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions. Faculty are also expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to UTRGV’s strategic plan (http://www.utrgv.edu/strategic-plan/), and 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.
Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2019
Open Date: 11/15/2018
Application Review Start Date: 01/21/2019
UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
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 http://careers.utrgv.edu. Complete all sections on the application. Review of materials will begin on January 21, 2019 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.
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: 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.