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Department Chair/Associate/Full Professor

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Edinburg, Texas
Closing date
Nov 3, 2021
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Department Chair/Associate/Full Professor in the Robert C. Vackar College of Business and Entreprenurship/Finance

Job Class Code: 10021

FLSA: Exempt

Posting Number: FRGV1229

Location: Rio Grande Valley

Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs

Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:

Tenure Status: Tenured

FTE: 1

Scope of Job:

We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's diverse student body as a Department Chair/Associate/Full Professor of Department of Finance beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year.

The newly created Finance Department in the Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley ( invites applications for the position of the Chair of the Finance Department. The position is at the rank of associate or full professor (preferred), and will remain open until filled. 09/01/2022 start date or negotiable. Our School research expectations reflect the university goal of becoming a Research 1 university. Salary and benefits for this position are competitive.

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,from%20the%20previous%20fall%20semester.

The Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship currently offers Ph.D. Programs in Finance, Information Systems, Management, and Marketing.

Our School has the following databases subscriptions: Audit analytics, Bank Regulatory, Blockholders IBES academic, Boardex, Computstat, CRSP, Dow Jones, Fama French & Liquidity Factors, Federal Research Bank, MSCI (formerly KLD, ESG KLD stats), Penn World Tables, PHLX, Research Quotient, SEC Order Execution, Trace, Cusip, Institutional (13f) Holdings, Worldscope, WRDS. In addition to the databases provided, the UTRGV library also subscribes to Mergent Online and Lexis Nexis Academic Universe. Going forward, the PhD faculty and Associate Dean for Administration, Graduate Programs and Research will work with faculty to identify high priority databases that need to be added.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Possess a doctorate degree (with concentration in finance) from an AACSB accredited university/college.

• Be able to achieve tenure immediately following our College of Business and Entrepreneurship Tenure and Promotion criteria.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:

• Strong, visionary, and transformational leadership potential.

• Reputable record of scholarly work in high impact finance and related discipline journals with demonstrable potential for future research and publications in those journals.

• Verifiable record of professional service to the finance profession.

• Ability to communicate and work effectively in a participatory, collegial, culturally diverse environment.

• Willingness to maintain fruitful relationships with professionals in the community as well as productive community engagement/service.

Preferred Qualification:

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

License or Certification Required?: No

Number of Vacancies: 1

Desired Start Date: 09/01/2022

EEO Statement:

EEO Statement

It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 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.

Diversity Statement

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.

Open Date: 09/28/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Dear Applicant,

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



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.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

Security sensitive; All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted for all candidates invited for an on-campus interview.

Additional Information:

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 §51.215. 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.

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.

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