University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Open Rank Quantitative Psychologist (Asst/Assoc/Full Professor) in Psychological Science/College of Liberal Arts in Rio Grande Valley, Texas
Open Rank Quantitative Psychologist (Asst/Assoc/Full Professor) in Psychological Science/College of Liberal Arts
Scope of Job
The Department of Psychological Science at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track position (open rank) in the area of quantitative methods. We are seeking candidates with expertise in quantitative methods and a PhD in psychology. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in structural equation modeling, longitudinal data analysis, and/or hierarchical analysis methods. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, seek extramural research funding, teach advanced quantitative research courses at the graduate level, contribute to the department’s undergraduate program, mentor graduate students in experimental psychology or the proposed PhD program in clinical psychology, depending on area of expertise, and serve as a quantitative consultant to faculty and students in the department. UTRGV, a Hispanic serving institution, opened its doors in Fall 2015. UTRGV was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 and brought together the assets and resources of UT Pan American and UT Brownsville. UTRGV is also home to a new School of Medicine that opened in 2016. UTRGV is in the middle of one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, the southern tip of Texas known as the Rio Grande Valley.
UTRGV has a 5-year NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant to increase the representation of women in the faculty and leadership of STEM fields (which includes psychology) and to promote a positive, family friendly work environment. The Department of Psychological Science is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity (broadly defined) and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter specifying the position and rank for which they are applying, a curriculum vitae, contact information for three letters of reference, a research and teaching statement, and three representative publications. Applications should be submitted online at https://careers.utrgv.edu/. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2016. Questions about the positions can be sent to Dr. Joseph Hovey, Department Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant Professor: Applicants must have an earned doctorate in psychology from an accredited university by September 1, 2017. Applicants must present evidence of active research that includes publications in peer-reviewed journals, and must present evidence of expertise in quantitative methods; ability to serve as a quantitative consultant to faculty and students; and potential to effectively teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, potential to supervise and mentor clinical and research activities of students, potential to maintain active programmatic research, and potential to obtain external grant funding. Associate Professor: Beyond the above requirements, requirements include a demonstrated ability to independently conduct programmatic research activities that meet the departmental and institutional requirements for the rank of associate professor; and (2) a high degree of teaching proficiency and commitment to professional service. Professor: Beyond the above requirements, requirements include scholarly professional experience demonstrated through an exemplary record of publications in peer-reviewed journals, external funding, and a distinguished record of accomplishments that have led to a national reputation in the applicant’s area of expertise. Applicant’s professional activities should meet the departmental and institutional requirements for the rank of professor.
Experience teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Experience supervising graduate level research. Experience obtaining grant funding. Experience in structural equation modeling, longitudinal data analysis, and/or hierarchical analysis methods.
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.
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
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.
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.
Faculty Title: Assistant Professor
Job Class Code: 00031
Posting Number: FRGV0520
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Division of Academic Affairs
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
Discipline Specific Required Qualifications: A PhD in psychology from an accredited university.
Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2017
Open Date: 10/01/2016
Close Date: 11/15/2016