Job ID: 149439

Lecturer in Civil Engineering

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

  • Nov. 11, 2020
  • Lecturer in Civil Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
    Edinburg, TX
  • Open until filled
  • Fall 2021
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Civil Engineering

The College of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for a non-tenure-track Lecturer position in Civil Engineering. We are seeking an applicant to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in civil engineering. The position is a three-year appointment, renewable based on favorable annual evaluations. UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions and are committed to UTRGV’s strategic plan (, which include promoting access to post-secondary education to a diverse student body and to become one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving emerging research institutions in the U.S.

Applicants must have a minimum of a master’s degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related field from an accredited university. Candidates with a PhD from an accredited university will be considered for a senior lecturer position. Candidates with significant industrial experience and/or a PE license and more than 10 years practical experience may also be considered for either an Assistant Professor of Practice or a Senior Lecturer title. All candidates must have a strong background in construction engineering and/or construction management background and preference will be given to those with 5 or more years of experience in the construction field.

Candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching and will be expected to advise students and develop or supervise teaching laboratories as well as teach traditional, hybrid or online courses in addition to providing service to the Department, College and University as required. Candidates with training and demonstrated expertise in any of the civil engineering related areas will be considered for the position.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD is preferred. Teaching experience, particularly in civil engineering or a closely related discipline, and professional licensure is desirable, as well as ability to use technology to support teaching and learning. Industry or teaching experience is preferred. Prefer broad background with ability to teach across most of undergrad curriculum. Also experience in online teaching or online class development is a plus.

Additional Information: 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 ยง51.215. 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 .

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. All applications must be submitted via the UTRGV application portal at Complete all sections on the application. Review of materials will begin on December 1, 2020 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.

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.

  • 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.

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Contact Information

  • Department of Civil Engineering
    College of Engineering & Computer Science
    Eacsb 1.206
    1201 West University Drive
    Edinburg, TX 78539

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