Lecturer in Civil Engineering

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Employer
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Location
Edinburg, Texas
Salary
DOE
Posted
Nov 09, 2021
Closes
Dec 09, 2021
Position Type
Faculty / Professor
Organization Type
Academia

Lecturer in Civil Engineering

Job Class Code: 10050

FLSA: Exempt

Posting Number: FRGV1276

Location: Brownsville, Texas

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 Civil Engineering (CE) Department at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for one non-tenure-track Lecturer position to start Fall 2022 semester to meet the growing student enrollments of the CE department of about 770 undergraduate and MS students with 17 faculty members. The five areas of CE emphasized in the undergraduate degree plan are structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, construction management, transportation engineering and water resources/environmental engineering. The graduate program will focus four areas of environmental/water resources, structural/geotechnical, construction/transportation, and energy/infrastructure. The department is one of the fastest growing departments at the university. For further information regarding UTRGV and Civil Engineering Department, please visit our websites at http://www.utrgv.edu/cive/. UTRGV faculty is expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions and are committed to UTRGV's strategic plan http://www.utrgv.edu/strategic-plan/, which include promoting 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.A. This position is also expected to provide service to the Department, like student mentoring, participation in outreach activities, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have a minimum of a master’s degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field from an accredited university. Candidates with a PhD from an accredited university may be considered for a senior lecturer position. Candidates with significant industrial experience and/or a PE license and more than 10 years of practical experience in civil engineering or a related profession may also be considered for either an Assistant Professor of Practice or a Senior Lecturer title.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:

Applicants should have a strong commitment to teaching and will be expected to advise and mentor students and develop or supervise teaching laboratories as well as teach traditional, hybrid or online courses in addition to providing service to the Department, College and University as required. Applicants with training and demonstrated expertise in any Civil Engineering or closely related areas may be considered for the position. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential.

Preferred Qualification:

PhD is preferred. Teaching experience, particularly in Civil Engineering or a closely related discipline, and professional licensure is desirable, as well as ability to use technology to support teaching and learning. Industry or teaching experience is preferred. Prefer broad background with ability to teach across most of undergraduate curriculum. Also experience in online teaching or online class development is a plus. Fluency in both English and Spanish are a plus, since UTRGV has a high percentage of Hispanic students and is a premier HIS (Hispanic-Serving Institution) with Excelencia Certification.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

License or Certification Required?: No

Number of Vacancies: 1

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 nondiscrimination 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: 11/09/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Dear Applicant, All applications must be submitted via the UTRGV application portal at http://careers.utrgv.edu. Review of materials will begin on December 1, 2021 and will continue until position is filled. 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. Incomplete applications will not be considered. A Criminal Background Check must be conducted for all applicants invited on campus for an interview. Applicants should address their ability to work collaboratively and their commitment to supporting the excellence of all students on campus.

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 more information on the university, please visit (http://www.utrgv.edu/en-us/about-utrgv/history/index.htm).

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.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/2621405

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