Tuesday, May 17, 2016

1-Year Lecturer, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley


Title Information
Faculty Title Lecturer I
Job Class Code 00050
FLSA Exempt
Position Information
Posting Number FRGV0482
Working Title One Year Lecturer in Physics
Number of Vacancies 4
Location Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization Division of Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position 1 year
Tenure Status Non Tenure Track
Scope of Job
The Department of Physics at The University of Texas Rio Grande
Valley (UTRGV) is accepting applications for a one –year appointment Lecturers to teach in its Bachelor of Science program beginning fall 2016. Responsibilities include delivering quality instruction within the undergraduate programs in Physics/Physical Science and scholarship activities serving the college, university and local community as needed on the Edinburg campus. Four (4) positions are available.
UTRGV is in one of the fastest growing areas in the nation, the southern tip of Texas known as the Rio Grande Valley.
UTRGV faculty are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions, as well as a commitment to UTRGV’s guiding principles which include promoting access to postsecondary 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.A.

Minimum Qualifications
M.S. in Physics, Physical Science, Astronomy or closely related field from an accredited university.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications
Commitment to teaching excellence.

Preferred Qualifications
Prior teaching experience at the college level

License or Certification Required?
Salary One-Year Lecturers are paid a 9-month academic rate commensurate with experience and/or qualification in the discipline.
Desired Start Date 09/01/2016
Posting Detail Information
EEO Statement
EEO Statement
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.

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 04/28/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review of Candidates Start Date
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.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete all sections on the application. If you are applying for the first time please complete all biographical information including address, email and phone. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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.

Posting Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Curriculum Vitae
List of 3 References
Letter of Interest
Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
Teaching Statement
Optional Documents
Unofficial Transcripts 2
Unofficial Transcripts 3