Faculty Title Assistant Professor
Job Class Code 10031
Posting Number FRGV1233
Working Title Assistant Professor in Biological Anthropology or
Bioarchaeology/College of Liberal Arts
Number of Vacancies 1
Location Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Scope of Job
We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio
Grande Valley's diverse student body as Assistant Professor of Anthropology
beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year. The department seeks a candidate
whose work complements the existing strengths of the department and who can
make contributions to our undergraduate major in anthropology, including
concentrations in Archaeology and Global Health & Migration, and our Master of
Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. We encourage applications from individuals
who can help us expand our course offerings in all aspects of biological
anthropology. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory-
level courses in human evolution and forensics, and preference will be given
to candidates who address human conflict, human-environment interactions, or
other elements of human health in their research.
Applicants should have an active program of research and scholarly
publications, documented classroom excellence with innovative course delivery,
and demonstrated potential for funded research. Incomplete applications will
not be considered. Selected candidates will be required to provide official
transcripts from all degree-granting universities. Applications must be
submitted through the UTRGV employment portal.
It is UTRGV's Vision “ To be one of the nation's leaders in higher education,
its premier Hispanic-serving institution, and a highly engaged bilingual
university, with exceptional educational, research, and creative opportunities
that serve as catalysts for transformation in the Rio Grande Valley and
beyond.” As such, UTRGV is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff
that can contribute to an enriching learning environment that strives for more
equitable outcomes for student success.
UTRGV is a distributed campus, one university spanning four counties and
multiple locations. Our purpose is to be a university for the entire Rio
Grande Valley and beyond. Over 91% of the students enrolled at UTRGV identify
as Hispanic, making UTRGV one of the top 3 universities with the highest
percentage of Hispanic students.
Thanks to a steadfast commitment to safety and success, UTRGV yielded record-
breaking outcomes in enrollment and student success in the fall 2021 semester.
For additional information, please visit our website (
https: // www. utrgv.edu/newsroom/2020/09/17-utrgv-marks-record-high-enrollment-
The Department of Anthropology is one of thirteen departments in the College
of Liberal Arts. See our webpage for more info
https: // www. utrgv.edu/anthropology/index.htm
1) Ph.D. in Anthropology (or related field), with degree conferred by
1 September 2022, from an accredited institution of higher education. (18
credit hours or more of graduate level work in Anthropology).
2) An active program of research and scholarly publication.
3) Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence using multiple delivery
Discipline Specific Required Qualifications
Experience with online course delivery
License or Certification Required? No
Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Desired Start Date 09/01/2022
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.
Open Date 10/07/2021
Close Date 11/07/2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
Required Documents should include:
1. List of 3 References (including name, rank, institutional affiliation,
telephone number, and email address of each reference)
2. Letter of Interest with a statement of teaching philosophy
3. Writing/Publication Sample (limited to 50 pages)
Quick Link https: // careers.utrgv.edu/postings/30727
Posting Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
List of 3 References
Letter of Interest
Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
Writing / Publication Sample