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Assistant Professor/Open Rank in Civil Engineering
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Date Posted Jan. 11, 2019
Title Assistant Professor/Open Rank in Civil Engineering
University University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Edinburg, TX, United States
Department Department of Civil Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
    Senior Lecturer
    Associate Professor
  • Civil Engineering

The Civil Engineering (CE) Department at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for three (03) open rank professor positions to start Fall 2019 semester to meet the needs of the newly approved Masters in Civil Engineering and the growing student enrollments of the CE department of 540 undergraduate students with fifteen faculty. The program has needs for faculty with expertise in Structures, Transportation, Materials/Pavements, and Construction Management. Candidates who can strengthen our program in these areas will be given preference. For further information regarding UTRGV and the Civil Engineering Department, please visit our websites at

Minimum Qualifications : Candidates at both the Assistant and Associate Professor levels will be considered based on demonstrated potential to enhance the teaching, service, and research capabilities of the Civil Engineering Department. Applicants must also have a demonstrated ability (or a well-designed plan) to develop and maintain a funded research program, to lead multidisciplinary collaborative projects, and to actively participate in department activities. Candidates should show evidence that they can collaborate with faculty across disciplines and can involve both undergraduate and graduate students in research. Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (at least conferred before the start date) or in a closely related field from an accredited university. Experienced candidates with a history of successful teaching and research may be considered for positions at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure.

Preferred Qualifications: The highest consideration will be given to applicants who have expertise in the needed areas as well as professional practice experience or faculty experience. Professional Engineer (P.E.) license is preferred

Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Desired Start Date 09/01/2019
Open Date 10/25/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Review of Candidates Start Date 02/15/2019

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 ยง51.215. 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

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 February 15, 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.

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.

  • EEO Statement
    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.
    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.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Thuy Vu
    Department of Civil Engineering
    University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
    1201 West University
    Edinburg, TX 78539
  • 956-665-3729


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