The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley: Assistant Professor in History (Mexican American & Texas History)

We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s diverse student body as an Assistant Professor for the Department of History beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. The ideal candidate will have an active research agenda and will be able to teach introductory, upper-division, and graduate-level courses in Mexican American and Texas history.

Preference will be given to applicants who have a minimum of one year’s experience teaching at an institution of higher education. Applicants must have a PhD from an accredited university in hand by the time of appointment. Competitive candidates will be able to demonstrate an active research agenda, will provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, and will have or demonstrate an interest in developing both face-to-face and online course delivery. UTRGV is a distributed campus on the north bank of the Rio Grande with major sites in Brownsville and Edinburg. The successful candidate for this search will be appointed to the Brownsville site.

To apply, applicants must send 1) a letter of interest addressing the candidate’s research and teaching qualifications for the position and how those qualifications would contribute to the success of UTRGV’s diverse student body; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) unofficial transcripts; 4) a list of the names and contact information of three professional references that the committee might contact for letters of recommendation; 5) an article-length writing sample. When submitting materials, applicants should indicate that they are applying for the position of Assistant Professor in Mexican American and Texas History. In addition to teaching in areas of specialization, the successful candidate will be responsible for teaching lower-level American history surveys.

About UTRGV:
It is UTRGV’s Vision “To be one of the nation’s leaders in higher education, its premier Hispanic-serving institution, and a highly engaged bilingual university, with exceptional educational, research, and creative opportunities that serve as catalysts for transformation in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond.” As such, UTRGV is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff that can contribute to an enriching learning environment that strives for more equitable outcomes for student success.
UTRGV is a distributed campus, one university spanning four counties and multiple locations. Our purpose is to be a university for the entire Rio Grande Valley and beyond. Over 91% of the students enrolled at UTRGV identify as Hispanic, making UTRGV one of the top 3 universities with the highest percentage of Hispanic students.

Thanks to a steadfast commitment to safety and success, UTRGV yielded record-breaking outcomes in enrollment and student success in the fall 2021 semester. For additional information, please visit our website.
Department Background:

As an integral part of a liberal arts education, history courses introduce students to different historical eras, diverse cultures, famous and ordinary women and men, and a variety of geographical settings. Our courses challenge students to think critically, express themselves clearly, and become informed and responsible citizens in an increasingly interconnected world. The Department of History offers courses in historical methodology, research, world regions, and themes of the human experience. Faculty members engage in research among an international community of peers and share that knowledge in publications and with students. We mentor students in and out of the classroom, guide extracurricular activities, and provide service to our communities. Please visit our website for more information: https://www.utrgv.edu/history/index.htm

The minimum qualifications to be considered as a tenure track Assistant Professor is a Ph.D. degree in History or a related field of study with at least 18 hours of graduate coursework in History from an accredited institution of higher education. ABDs will be considered, but a conferred doctorate by August 31, 2023 is required for appointment

Preference will be given to applicants who have a minimum of one year’s experience teaching at an institution of higher education. Competitive candidates will be able to demonstrate an active research agenda, will provide evidence of teaching effectiveness, and will have or demonstrate an interest in developing both face-to-face and online course delivery.

Link:

https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/35897