Assistant Professor in Oceanic or Ocean-Coastal Modeling in the School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences/College of Sciences

University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley

United States

January 31, 2022

Description

Posting Details Faculty Title Assistant Professor

Job Class Code 10031 FLSA Exempt

Posting Number FRGV1263

Working Title Assistant Professor in Oceanic or Ocean-Coastal Modeling in the School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences/College of Sciences Number of Vacancies 1 Location Rio Grande Valley Division/Organization Provost - Academic Affairs Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position Tenure Status Tenure Track FTE 1 Scope of Job

We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's diverse student body as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of the School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences ( SEEMS) beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year. This hiring initiative focuses on the area of Oceanic or Ocean-Coastal Modeling. Candidates for this position are expected to strengthen and complement our research on physical oceanography, fisheries, or global/regional environmental change. The selected candidate will establish independent research programs that successfully attract extramural funding, actively contribute to SEEMS development, and engage in innovative teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

About UTRGV:

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 semester. For additional information, please visit our website.

UTRGV is a leading Hispanic-serving institution recently promoted to R2 Carnegie research classification and with the goal to become an R1 institution. As such, the successful applicant will benefit from college and university initiatives aligned with this goal, such as expanded research facilities, faculty salary incentives for external funding, an inclusive and welcoming environment, and growing graduate offerings that include two new doctoral programs (PhD in Math and Statistics and PhD in Physics) and several more in the pipeline. As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, UTRGV is committed to preparing its students to succeed, contribute, and excel in an increasingly diverse, global, and interconnected world. Applicants who identify with this mission are strongly encouraged to apply.

School/College Background

The COS recently inaugurated new buildings and spaces for SEEMS faculty, which includes state-of-the-art lab spaces and a core facility for instrumentation across our main campuses in Edinburg and Brownsville, and at the Coastal Studies Labs in South Padre Island and in Port Isabel. Research and teaching facilities also managed by SEEMS include near-shore and off-shore research and diving vessels. A dynamic and highly interactive research environment and faculty colleagues with a diversity of backgrounds and expertise that enable richly interdisciplinary collaboration are characteristics of SEEMS. Faculty at SEEMS work closely with local area partners including federal (e.g., NOAA, USFWS) and state agencies (e.g., TPWD, TCEQ) on collaborative opportunities for research and teaching. As part of the University of Texas System, UTRGV has access to UT System resources, such as the Texas Advanced Computing Center (https: // www. tacc.utexas.edu/). The university offers a start-up package and competitive salaries.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Oceanography, Fisheries, Environmental Science or a related field and postdoctoral experience with an emphasis on oceanic or coastal modeling are required.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

This hiring initiative focuses on the area of Oceanic or Ocean-Coastal Modeling. Candidates for this position are expected to strengthen and complement our research on physical oceanography, fisheries, or global/regional environmental change. Applicants should demonstrate evidence of strong potential for significant productivity in research. Successful candidates will demonstrate potential for establishing multidisciplinary collaborations, the ability to involve both undergraduate and graduate students in research activities, and a commitment to educate a diverse body of students in a Hispanic-serving Institution. This position seeks a candidate that can teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including Introduction to Scientific Computing for Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences.

Diversity and inclusion are part of our core values and as such we encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented groups in the sciences. It is our commitment to elevate the lives and economic well-being of the Valley community by offering first-rate education in the STEM fields. We value applicants who can understand and have overcome race-, gender-, or ability-based barriers, and who can bring with them the wealth of worldview, perspective, and experience that is critical to an innovative and accessible educational environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Externally funded research and teaching experience are considered a plus

License or Certification Required? No Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience 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 11/01/2021 Close Date 01/31/2022 Additional Information

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

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.

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.

Please upload a diversity statement (one page max.) on required additional document.

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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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of 3 References
  • Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  • Research Statement
  • Additional Document
  • Optional Documents

  • Reference Letter 1
  • Reference Letter 2
  • Reference Letter 3
  • Other Document