Three Faculty Positions in Earth, Environmental, and Marine Science

Rio Grande Valley, Texas
Closing date
Dec 22, 2021

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The School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences (SEEMS) of the College of Sciences (COS) at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for three Tenure-Track Assistant Professor positions. UTRGV is a leading Hispanic-serving institution recently promoted to R2 Carnegie research classification and with the goal to become an R1 institution. Successful applicants will benefit from college and university initiatives aligned with this goal, such as expanded research facilities, faculty salary incentives for external funding, an inclusive and welcoming environment, and growing graduate offerings. Given UTRGV’s strategic location on the Gulf of Mexico along the US-Mexico border, in close proximity of a major delta, a unique coastal lagoon, and a barrier island, this hiring initiative seeks candidates who can bring a multidisciplinary perspective to strengthen and complement SEEMS’ established expertise in ocean, coastal, earth, agriculture, environmental, and sustainability sciences. The selected finalists will establish independent research programs that successfully attract extramural funding, actively contribute to program growth, departmental development, and engage in innovative teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The three positions are:

Posting Number FRGV1263: We seek candidates with a background in Oceanic or Ocean-Coastal Modeling who can strengthen and complement our research on physical oceanography, fisheries, or global/regional environmental change. A Ph.D. in Oceanography, Fisheries, Environmental Science, or a related field and postdoctoral experience with an emphasis on oceanic or coastal modeling are required. Applicants should apply at, which contains full information about the position requirements and application process.

Posting Number FRGV1264: We seek candidates with a background in Fluvial and/or Coastal Geomorphology who utilize field, lab, and numerical tools to examine fluvial and coastal systems, and to understand landscape responses to environmental stresses and human activities including land-use change, extreme climate events, agriculture practices, and urban development. A Ph.D. in Geology, Earth Sciences, Physical Geography or a closely related field and postdoctoral experience with an emphasis on coastal/fluvial process and landform evolution are required. Applicants should apply at, which contains full information about the position requirements and application process.

Posting Number FRGV1271: We seek candidates with a background in Environmental and Natural Resources Economics with emphasis on applied economics, finance and/or policy in agriculture, fisheries, natural resources, biotechnology, environment, international development, trade, and non-market valuation. A Ph.D. in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Finance, Sustainability Management, or closely related fields with specialization in environmental/ecological/natural resource economics and/or finance is required. Experience in academia/ industry/ government at any level is desired. Applicants should apply at, which contains full information about the position requirements and application process.

To receive full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2021. Evaluations of the applicants will begin on the closing date and continue until the position is filled. These positions are planned to begin fall 2022 subject to funding availability.

The university offers a start-up package and competitive salaries. The COS has state-of-the-art facilities for research and instruction available for SEEMS faculty on the brand-new buildings on UTRGV’s main campuses in Edinburg and Brownsville and at the Coastal Studies Labs in Port Isabel. The selected candidate will join a dynamic and highly interdisciplinary research group of faculty with diverse backgrounds and expertise that enable rich interdisciplinary collaborations.

Diversity and inclusion are part of our core values, and as such, we encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented groups in the sciences. It is our commitment to elevate the lives and economic well-being of the Valley community by offering first-rate education in the STEM fields. We value applicants who can understand and have overcome race, gender-based, and ability-based barriers, and who can bring with them the wealth of worldview, perspective, and experience that is critical to an innovative and accessible educational environment. As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution with a student population that is over 90% Hispanic, UTRGV is committed to preparing its students to succeed, contribute and excel in an increasingly diverse, global, and interconnected world. Applicants who identify with this mission are strongly encouraged to apply and integrate this perspective in their application materials.

It is the policy of UTRGV to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

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