Assistant/Associate Professor of Cybersecurity
Job Class Code: 10031
Posting Number: FRGV1390
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Scope of Job:
The Department of Informatics and Engineering Systems (IES) at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley seeks applicants for one or more faculty positions as part of a college wide cluster hire in the broad area of cybersecurity and informatics. Successful candidates will also contribute to one or more of the following centers/clusters and upcoming doctoral programs in the College of Engineering & Computer Science: the Center for Multidisciplinary Research Excellence in Cyber-Physical Infrastructure Systems (MECIS); the Center for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation and Cyber Systems (CAMICS); High Performance Computing Cluster; doctoral programs in Material Science & Engineering, and Computer Science with Interdisciplinary Applications.
The positions are for tenure track assistant professors; however, exceptional candidates may be considered for credit toward time on tenure track or for appointment as associate professor.
The Department of Informatics and Engineering Systems currently has thirteen faculty members and offers several degree programs and research opportunities in the field of informatics, cybersecurity, and engineering technology. The Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity, a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology, and a Master of Science in Informatics. The department offers research opportunities in informatics and engineering systems. Our programs prepare students for careers in industry and graduate study in informatics, engineering systems, and technology-related fields. We are actively pursuing program development at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of informatics and engineering systems. Candidates are encouraged to highlight relevant expertise in these areas and interest to help in the development of such programs.
Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. in Cybersecurity, Informatics, Computer Science, or a related field from an accredited university.
Candidates at the Assistant Professor level will be considered based on demonstrated potential to enhance teaching and research capabilities of the cybersecurity and informatics programs at UTRGV. Determination of academic rank of Associate or Full Professor will be based on an evaluation of the applicants curriculum vitae. Applicants must have a strong publication record, skills in communication, collaboration, and teaching, and other evidence of the ability to establish an outstanding funded research program at UTRGV. Candidates must meet the institutional requirements for tenure to be considered for the position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.
Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Applicants must also have a demonstrated ability (or a well-designed plan) to develop and maintain a funded research program and to lead multidisciplinary collaborative projects. A successful candidate must demonstrate having achieved (or a potential to achieve) excellence and balance in teaching, research and service, collaboration with faculty across disciplines and an ability to involve undergraduate students as well as graduate students in research activities.
The highest consideration will be given to applicants who have expertise in the Cybersecurity, Informatics, Computer Science
Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: 4
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2023
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.
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: 09/26/2022
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 *Gender *Ethnicity/Race 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 http://careers.utrgv.edu. Complete all sections on the application. Review of materials will begin on November 10, 2022 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. A Criminal Background Check must be conducted for all applicants invited to campus for an interview. Applicants should address their ability to work collaboratively and their commitment to supporting the excellence of all students on campus.
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 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. All positions are subject to budget approval.
To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/35558