Job Details

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Position Number: 2443913
  • Location: Edinburg, TX
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Psychology


Chair-Professor of Psychological Science/College of Liberal Arts


Job Class Code: 10019
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1207
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenured
FTE: 1

Scope of Job:
We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's diverse student body as a Chair-Professor of Psychological Science Department beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year. This is a tenured position at the rank of Full Professor. Candidates for the position of Chair must have a doctorate in Psychology and meet the Rank Qualifications listed below. The Chair is expected to have the skills to direct and coordinate the academic, operational, personnel, budgetary, and student-oriented activities of a dynamic department. The Chair is expected to have the ability to participate in college and university level governance as required and to be a strong advocate for the department, college, and/or university.

The Chair is expected to have skills and knowledge for guiding faculty teaching, scholarly activities, and seeking external funding. Successful applicants will work effectively with a variety of people throughout the organization and external to the University. The position requires the ability to administer the fiscal affairs of the department and to allocate the resources of the department in accordance with University rules and procedures in order to meet department goals and objectives.



Minimum Qualifications:
Requirements for Professor are:
(1) a doctorate in Psychology and must be tenured,
(2) scholarly professional experience demonstrated through an exemplary record of teaching and publication in peer-reviewed journals to meet the institutional requirement for the rank of Full Professor, and
(3) a distinguished record of accomplishment that leads to an international or national reputation in the field of psychology,
(4) a high degree of teaching proficiency and commitment and professional service, and
(5) at least three years of administrative experience managing an academic unit.



Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Evidence of commitment to research, a strong teaching background, and a commitment to service is required.

Preferred Qualification:
Experience with program development, assigning, facilitating, and evaluating the work of faculty and staff. Experience with mentoring developing scholars, initiating, and supervising the faculty promotion and tenure process. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills. Knowledge of administering the financial affairs at the department level. Knowledge of current state and federal grant-related regulations and attainment of external funding. History of interdisciplinary collaboration and research. Experience with program evaluation and ongoing curricular revisions based on assessment outcomes; and direction of recruitment, retention, advising, and timely graduation of students.

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
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.
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: 08/17/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:
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. Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.



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.

Documents Required:
The below list of documents must be uploaded under Other documents. See line 6 under applicants required documents:
  • Leadership Statement
  • Publication 1
  • Publication 2
  • Publication 3



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. Candidates completing their application files by 11/1/2021 will receive full consideration. The Search Committee will review applications until the position is filled.

To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/30314





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