Assistant Professor – University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Assistant Professor position in the School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Science at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
The School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences (SEEMS) at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level to be part of a growing ocean and coastal sciences research cluster. We are seeking candidates with a teaching and research focus that will complement and expand on our existing research areas, which include: coastal geology and geomorphology; coastal watersheds and wetlands; physical oceanography; biophysical interactions; environmental variability and climate change; continental shelf, benthic, planktonic, and fish species population connectivity and genetics; biochemistry and marine geochemistry; and ocean observing and sensing. We are especially interested in candidates who can make use of the abundant, under-studied natural laboratories of the region and are interested in interdisciplinary collaboration within the School.

University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley is a rapidly expanding Hispanic serving institution in the growing Rio Grande Valley. Part of UTRGV’s expansion is the new ocean and coastal sciences research facility in Port Isabel, Texas, across Laguna Madre from South Padre Island (SPI), a popular tourist beach destination. The facilities at Port Isabel expand on the UTRGV’s existing marine science laboratory on SPI, an interdisciplinary coastal field station with active research, education and outreach programs. SEEMS has numerous observational resources, including oceanographic vessels, gliders, ROVs, and a growing number of instrumental arrays. UTRGV faculty and their students have free use of the TACC supercomputing clusters (https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/). UTRGV is an ADVANCE institution, one of a select group of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM.
The minimum requirement is a Ph. D. from an accredited university in a coastal and marine science related discipline.
Applicants should have established, vigorous research programs in a relevant field and experience or promise 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.
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, minorities, and dual-career couples.
Questions about this position can be addressed to Carlos Cintra at carlos.cintra@utrgv.edu.

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