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Assistant Professor in Computer Engineering
Provost - Academic Affairs
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Scope of Job:
The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) 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 2022. This position with the ECE Department will be based on the Brownsville campus.
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 http://www.utrgv.edu/ece/
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 high potential to successfully obtain extramural funding.
Prospective candidates in all computer engineering areas are strongly encouraged to apply. 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). Outstanding candidates in all areas of Computer Engineering will be considered. This includes but not limited to, Autonomous Vehicle, Machine Learning, Data Science, Computer Vision, Image Processing, Cybersecurity, Cryptography, Computer Architecture, High Performance Computing, Cyber-Physical Systems, Embedded Systems, Robotics, Internet of Things, Networks, Cloud computing, Bioinformatics.
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. The candidates must be willing to offer or teach courses in algorithms and data structures, systems programming, software engineering, and operating systems. 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 UTRGVs 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.
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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.
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:
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 http://careers.utrgv.edu. 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.
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.
To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/30796