The Department of Management in the Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is now seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Human Resource Management beginning in the Fall of 2020. The hired faculty member will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses with a 2/2 teaching load. Teaching load is contingent upon meeting doctoral faculty research outcome criteria established by the College.
Successful applicants must demonstrate a strong ability to conduct high-quality research and publish in top journals. Successful applicants should also demonstrate the capacity for high quality and innovative teaching.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree in management or a related area from an AACSB accredited program by the start of the Fall 2020 semester. The preferred specialty is Human Resources Management. A secondary specialty in Organizational Behavior would be desirable. Applicants must provide evidence of teaching effectiveness and strong research ability.
Applicants must submit the following documents: 1) a letter of interest, 2) a current CV, 3) the name and contact information of three references, 4) a copy of unofficial transcripts. Applicants are also encouraged to submit a research sample and evidence of teaching effectiveness.
Review of applicants will begin 11.01.19 The search process will continue until the position is filled. All positions are subject to budget approval. Please contact Dr. Michael C. Campion, Chair of the Search Committee, at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Background information on UTRGV:
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.
Background information on the Business School:
The Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship at UTRGV is AACSB-accredited and offers a Ph.D. in Business Administration. The Department of Management is comprised of active researchers who have published in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Operations Management, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Organization Studies. These faculty as well as students are active at conferences such as: SIOP, AOM, SMA, and have also given invited talks on various topics at other universities and on podcasts.
Advantages of working at UTRGV:
Working at UTRGV as a faculty member offers numerous advantages. Because the University is relatively new, faculty members have the unique opportunity to be a part of, and help shape, the creation and trajectory of a new university.
UTRGV has a high level of diversity in student race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Such diversity provides advantages for those interested in performing research in this area. It also fosters a rewarding teaching environment for both students and faculty. Students are responsible, respectful, eager to learn, and engaged. In addition, many students hold jobs, which enables faculty members to offer courses that are practically relevant to students.
Ability to have a larger impact on student social mobility. U.S. News and World Report ranks UTRGV as 1st in Texas and 17th nationally for top social mobility performers.
UTRGV campuses are located between .5 and 1.5 hours from South Padre Island. Further, the main campuses are located in McAllen and Brownsville, which both offer numerous activities and nightlife. In addition, UTRGV is located on the border of Texas and Mexico, which provides opportunities for international travel as well as research on international and cross-cultural topics. Finally, the cost of living in McAllen and Brownsville are 24% (https://www.payscale.com/cost-of-living-calculator/Texas-McAllen) and 15% lower than the national average (https://www.payscale.com/cost-of-living-calculator/Texas-Brownsville).
The management department at UTRGV has a graduate program, which enables new faculty members to make the transition from mentee to mentor, providing them opportunities for personal development, research assistant help, and research collaboration.
UTRGV has an innovation center located in Weslaco, which is halfway between its two main campuses. This center provides opportunities for faculty to collaborate with entrepreneurs in the process of creating startups.
The management department at UTRGV has the objective of maintaining and enhancing its research output and quality. Thus, potential opportunities exist for course releases based on faculty research activity. The department also has the objective of enhancing teaching quality.
The management department at UTRGV offers a salary that is competitive with other Human Resource Management positions.
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. 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.