Assistant/Associate Professor for Social-Ecological systems in Marine Environments

Updated: about 1 year ago
Location: Rio Grande City, TEXAS

Posting Details

Title Information

Faculty Title Assistant Professor
Job Class Code 00031
FLSA Exempt

Position Information

Posting Number FRGV0682
Working Title Assistant/Associate Professor for Social-Ecological systems in Marine Environments
Number of Vacancies 1
Location Brownsville, Texas
Division/Organization Division of Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Scope of Job

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences (SEEMS) is seeking candidates to develop a research program in the broad area of Social-Ecological systems in Marine Environments at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We are particularly interested in candidates that bring expertise in valuation of ecosystem services, cost-benefit analyses of environmental restoration, applied policy research, ecosystem management and environmental policy, economic geography, or coastal resiliency. This is an Assistant or Associate Professor ranked position and will teach advanced undergraduate and graduate courses, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the School. This is a full-time Tenure-Track faculty position beginning Fall 2018.

Minimum Qualifications

The minimum requirement is a Ph. D. from an accredited university in a social-ecological related science discipline.

Candidates appointed as Associate Professor must meet Departmental tenure requirements.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

Applicants should have established, vigorous research programs in a relevant field and experience in securing nationally competitive external research funding. Highly qualified applicants with strong research portfolios may qualify for significant supplemental startup equipment funds through the UTRGV Science and Technology Acquisition and Retention (STAR) funds.

Preferred Qualifications

Postdoctoral research experience

License or Certification Required? No
Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Desired Start Date 09/01/2018

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

EEO Statement
UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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 10/23/2017
Close Date 01/15/2018
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

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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.

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