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Faculty Title Professor Job Class Code 00011 FLSA Exempt Position Information
Posting Number FRGV0977 Working Title Department Chair- Associate/Full Professor Number of Vacancies 1 Location Rio Grande Valley Division/Organization Division of Academic Affairs Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position Tenure Status Tenured FTE 1 Scope of Job
The successful candidate will lead the department to be the premiere chemistry program in the Rio Grande Valley, with a world-class reputation earned by delivering an outstanding education and cutting-edge research training to students, and providing opportunities for professional growth and community engagement to all members of the department.
The department currently has 21 tenured/tenure-track faculty members and 15 lecturers distributed over its two main campuses in Brownsville and Edinburg. Faculty research programs include all traditional areas of chemistry, as well as interdisciplinary work in medicinal chemistry and materials science.
The department is currently home to nearly 300 undergraduates and 40 graduate students pursuing BS and MS degrees in Chemistry, a BS in Chemistry leading to teacher certification, and minors in Chemistry and Biochemistry. Department faculty are also active participants in a new MS program in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. These research and teaching activities are generously supported by an internal endowment and by a long-standing departmental grant from the Robert A. Welch Foundation.
The chair is expected to inspire and support faculty, staff, and the predominantly Hispanic student population; foster an environment of collegiality, teamwork, respect and diversity; interact with all stakeholders to determine the priorities and direction of the department; support the expansion of the research capabilities of the department while maintaining excellence in teaching; increase the national recognition of the departmental programs; and advocate for the department within UTRGV. The chair will also maintain an active research program, teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses, and participate in the mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students.
The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field, and will have demonstrated leadership abilities in administration, personnel management, and budgeting. Also, the successful candidate must meet the requirements for tenure and appointment at the rank of Professor.
Discipline Specific Required Qualifications
The successful candidate will have an excellent track record in research and teaching.
The successful candidate will have excellent people skills and an administrative philosophy grounded in the belief that diversification and shared governance are foundations for academic success. Also, the successful candidate will have experience working with and mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds.
License or Certification Required? Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience Desired Start Date 09/01/2020 Posting Detail Information
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. UTRGV promotes and ensures 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. Our University is committed to complying with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in our education programs and activities, including employment.
An eligible veteran, surviving spouse of a veteran or an orphan of a veteran is entitled to preference in the selection process over other applicants who do not have greater qualifications. Further, we grant an employment preference to former foster youth who were in the permanent managing conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services on the day preceding the individual's 18th birthday over other applicants for the same position who do not have a greater qualification.
We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.
Open Date 12/01/2019 Close Date 02/01/2020 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.
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). All Positions are subject to budget approval.
The candidate will have to provide a Leadership Philosophy/Experience document to be uploaded under "Other Documents" as part of the application.
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Letter of Interest
American Chemical Society