Job Overview

UTPA is located in the agriculturally rich semitropical Rio Grande Valley, 20 miles from Mexico and 70 miles from the sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. UTPA is 2nd in the nation for the number of bachelor’s degrees and 4thfor the number of master’s degrees awarded to Hispanics. This fast growing, multicultural region offers unique opportunities for research and practice.
All positions require a minimum of a master’s degree in nursing and licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas prior to assuming the position. Additional requirements are listed with each position’s description. Duties may include teaching students in classrooms, simulated laboratories, and clinical settings. Additional efforts in professional achievement and professional service are expected, and experience working with ethnically diverse populations is advantageous. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and contingent upon funding availability.
“Open Rank,” i.e., Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor (tenure-track)
Required qualifications: doctorate in nursing or related field. Preferred qualifications include a doctorate in nursing, at least 2 years of clinical experience, previous teaching experience at the baccalaureate and/or graduate level(s), and evidence of the following for each rank:
Assistant Professor: strong potential for professional achievement (scholarship, research, creative activity).
Associate Professor: professional achievement (scholarship, research, creative activity).
Professor: outstanding professional achievement (scholarship, research, creative activity).
 

For initial screening, qualified applicants must submit by mail:
1) An original, signed letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications and indicating the specific rank being sought.
2) A curriculum vita.
3) Names, addresses, titles, and phone numbers of three references.
 

Review of applications will begin February 2013. Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2013. Please send application materials in hard copy form to:
Ms. Verónica Stoller, Administrative Service Officer
College of Health Sciences and Human Services
1201 West University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78539
Office: (956) 665-2291
Fax: (956) 665-5054
Email: stollervr@utpa.edu
UTPA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
These positions are security-sensitive as defined by the Texas Education Code §51.215(c) and the Texas Government Code §411.094(a)(2).
All UTPA employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted of all candidates on the short list.
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).” grade of 500 or greater on the International Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
Pending budget approval.
Incomplete applications will not be considered