University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, College of Engineering and Computer Science

Position ID:University of Texas Rio Grande Valley-College of Engineering and Computer Science-APICS [#26930]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Instruction Computer Science
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Edinburg, Texas 78539, United States
Subject Area: Computer Science
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2023/12/22)
Position Description:    

Assistant Professor of Instruction Computer Science

Job Class Code:
Posting Number: FRGV1613
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position: 3 years
Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track
FTE: 1.0

Scope of Job:
The College of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for a non-tenure-track Professor of Instruction position in the Department of Computer Science to begin in the fall of 2024. The Professor of Instruction is a faculty member dedicated to delivering high-quality undergraduate and graduate instruction and mentorship, and actively engaging in program administration, curriculum development, and educational research. The position is a 3-year appointment, renewable based on favorable annual evaluations and budget availability.

We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's student body as a Professor of Instruction of Computer Science beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year.

The Department of Computer Science currently has over fifteen faculty members and offers an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science, a Master of Science in Computer Science, and an anticipated Ph.D. program in Computer Science with interdisciplinary applications starting in Fall 2024. In addition, the Department offers a range of research opportunities spanning theoretical foundations, systems engineering, and applications of Computer Science. Together, the programs prepare students for graduate study in Computer Science and technology-related fields, as well as careers in industry, particularly in project management, software engineering, data mining, machine learning, human computer interaction, and web design/development. For further information regarding UTRGV and the Department of Computer Science, please visit our websites at

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have earned a doctorate in Computer Science, or a related field, at the time of appointment. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
The successful candidate is expected to have a strong commitment to teaching, developing creative and effective pedagogy, advising students, program development, and engaging in education research. The candidate should be able to teach a wide range of core computer science courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and department missions. Faculty are also expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to 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.

Preferred Qualification:

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2024

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.

Open Date: 01/01/2024

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 2nd 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.

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.

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 §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

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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