Assistant Professor in Sociology/College of Liberal Arts

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

United States

December 15, 2021

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Assistant Professor in Sociology/College of Liberal Arts

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Posting Details Faculty Title Assistant Professor

Job Class Code 10031 FLSA Exempt

Posting Number FRGV1206

Working Title Assistant Professor in Sociology/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 FTE 1 Scope of Job

The Department of Sociology (https: // www. utrgv.edu/sociology/) at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley seeks applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position to begin in Fall 2022. All candidates will be considered regardless of field of specialization. The successful candidate will be prepared to maintain an active research agenda commensurate with the expectations of an emerging research institution, teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and engage in professional service. 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: https: // careers.utrgv.edu/. The position will remain open until filled.

Home to 16 full-time and part-time faculty, the Department of Sociology offers several programs of study, including a BA in Sociology, MS in Sociology, MA in Disaster Studies, and a Graduate MA Certificate in Emergency Management and Sustainability. The university enrolls more than 29,000 students in its graduate and undergraduate programs. UTRGV is located in one of the fastest growing regions of the United States. The department is seeking candidates who are committed to advancing UTRGV's mission, vision, and values as articulated in the UTRGV Transforming Our World Strategic Plan (https: // www. utrgv.edu/strategic-plan/), which includes strong commitments to educational access for a diverse student body; engaged learning involving social justice, civic responsibility, and sustainability; shared governance; and research that can transform the Rio Grande Valley and the world.

Minimum Qualifications

1) Ph.D. in Sociology or related field from an accredited institution of higher education (but must have at least 18 hours of graduate credit in Sociology). ABDs will be considered, but a conferred doctorate by September 1, 2022, is required for appointment.

2) Demonstrated potential for a strong research and publication record.

3) Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications Preferred Qualifications License or Certification Required? No Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience Desired Start Date 09/01/2022

EEO Statement

EEO Statement The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 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 it's education programs and activities, including employment.

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 08/13/2021 Close Date 12/15/2021 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

Complete all sections on the application. 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. 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 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.

Quick Link https: // careers.utrgv.edu/postings/29870

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of 3 References
  • Letter of Interest
  • Writing / Publication Sample
  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  • Optional Documents

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