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Lecturer in Civil Engineering
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Date Posted Feb. 1, 2024
Title Lecturer in Civil Engineering
University University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Edinburg, TX, United States
Department Civil Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2024
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Civil Engineering

Lecturer in Civil Engineering

Job Class Code: 10050
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1621
Location: Rio Grande Valley
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 Civil Engineering (CE) Department at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for one non-tenure-track Lecturer position to start Fall 2024 semester to meet the growing student enrollments of the CE department of about 770 undergraduate and MS students with 18 faculty members. The five areas of CE emphasized in the undergraduate degree plan are structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, construction management, transportation engineering and water resources/environmental engineering. The graduate program focuses on four areas of environmental/water resources, structural/geotechnical, construction/transportation, and energy/infrastructure. The department is one of the fastest growing departments at the university. For further information regarding the Civil Engineering Department, please visit our website at

Applicants for this position will be expected to teach courses in lower division Civil Engineering areas, such as introduction to civil engineering, civil engineering measurements (surveying), construction materials, and fluid mechanics. The successful candidate is expected to play a collaborative role as a team member in initiatives for partnerships with schools, community colleges, government agencies, and industry to create an ecosystem that will bring economic prosperity to the Rio Grande Valley. This position is also expected to provide a considerable level of other services to the Department, College, and University, like student mentoring, development and participation in outreach activities, internship, and professional-mentoring program, etc.

UTRGV faculty is expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions and are committed to UTRGV's strategic plan, 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. This position is also expected to provide service to the Department, like student mentoring, participation in outreach activities, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have a minimum of a Masters degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field from an accredited university (or have completed at least 18 credit hours in such a program). Minimum 3 years of teaching experience and 3 years of industry-related experience is required.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Applicants should have a strong commitment to teaching by bringing at least 3 years of real-world industry experience to the classroom. Applicants will be expected to teach lower division civil engineering courses which offers Introduction to Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Measurements (surveying), and Civil Engineering Materials currently. Applicants will also be expected to advise and mentor students. Candidates with training and demonstrated expertise in any of civil engineering or related areas will be considered for this position. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential.

Preferred Qualification:
Professional of Engineers (PE) or Registered Professional Land Surveyors (RPLS) licensure is desirable for the position. Considerable teaching and practical experience are favored. Prefer a broad background with an ability to use technology to support teaching and learning across the curriculum. Fluency in both English and Spanish is a plus since UTRGV has a high percentage of Hispanic students and is a premier HSI (Hispanic-Serving Institution) with Excelencia Certification.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2024

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.

Open Date: 01/22/2024

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

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 January 29th 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.

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:
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.

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