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Lecturer in Computer Engineering
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Date Posted Oct. 22, 2021
Title Lecturer in Computer Engineering
University University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Brownsville, TX, United States
Department Computer Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Computer Engineering

Lecturer in Computer Engineering

Job Class Code: 10050

FLSA: Exempt

Posting Number: FRGV1236

Location: Brownsville, Texas

Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs

Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position: 3 years

Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track

FTE: 1.0

Scope of Job:

The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for a non-tenure-track lecturer position in computer engineering. The position is a three-year appointment, renewable based on favorable annual evaluations. This position with the ECE Department will be mainly based on the Brownsville campus, but will require to travel between Edinburg and Brownsville campuses if needed by the department.

Candidates with significant industrial experience will be considered for an Assistant Professor in Practice title.

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 (, 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.

The ECE Department has twenty-three faculty members and offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. The department also offers a program of graduate study leading to the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. The department serves more than 900 students including more than 800 undergraduate students. The department is also developing a program of graduate study leading to the Master of Science in Computer Engineering degree. It is expected that doctoral programs will be developed, which should substantially expand faculty lines and student enrollment in the coming years. For more information about the department, please visit .

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Master of Science in Computer Engineering degree or higher degree in computer engineering or related area from an accredited university.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:

All candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching and may also advise students and supervise or develop teaching laboratories. All excellent candidates will be considered, with particular interest for those who demonstrated full-time teaching excellence in a computer engineering program.

Of particular interest is a candidate who can teach digital systems, assembly language, C++/python language, and computer engineering lab; however, excellent candidates in any technical area within the field of computer engineering and computer science will be considered.

Preferred Qualification:

Doctoral degree preferred. Industry or teaching experience also preferred. Prefer broad background with ability to teach across most of undergrad curriculum.

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: 10/15/2021

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. All applications must be submitted via the UTRGV application portal at Complete all sections on the application. Review of materials will begin on December 6, 2021 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 more information on the university, please visit (

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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