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School of Art: Part time Lecturer in 2-D and 3-D Studio Art & Graphic Design

University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 5, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts
Employment Type
Part Time
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Posting Details

Faculty Title Part Time Lecturer Job Class Code 00052 Job Code G FLSA Exempt
Posting Number PTFRGV0422 Working Title School of Art: Part time Lecturer in 2-D and 3-D Studio Art & Graphic Design Location Rio Grande Valley Division/Organization Division of Academic Affairs Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position Tenure Status Non Tenure Track FTE Multiple Scope of Job

The School of Art at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) occasionally has the need to hire Part–Time Lecturers (multiple positions) to start Fall 2020 to teach in its Bachelor’s/Master’s program in the School of Art. Responsibilities include delivering quality instruction in the program, advising students, and participating in scholarship activities serving the college, university or local communities as needed.

UTRGV faculty are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the missions of the university, college, and program. Additionally they are committed to UTRGV’s guiding principles (, which include promoting access to postsecondary education to a diverse student body and becoming one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving emerging research institutions in the U.S.A.

Teaching assignments include: Art Appreciation, Drawing/Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Foundation, Jewelry, Design, Studio Generalist, Ceramic, Photography, Computer Graphics, Graphic Design, Intermedia and Graphic Design. Candidates will be expected to have teaching experience and expertise in more than one area.

Minimum Qualifications

The qualifications to be considered as a part-time lecturer in 2-D & 3-D Studio include 18 graduate credits in a specific subject area and a Master’s of Fine Art. The qualifications to be considered as part-time lecturer in Graphic Design are 18 graduate credit hours in specific subject area and a MFA, ABD or PhD in a related field of study from an accredited institution.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

18 credit hours in a related studio area and experience teaching various studio and foundations courses, the ability to demonstrate strong technical skills in the teaching area, as well as use of related software specific to discipline. Part time lecturers hired to teach Art Appreciation will be required to attend training workshop in August (one day) on use of Blackboard and common online text. Inability to attend training may result in cancellation of assignment.

Preferred Qualification

Teaching experience is desirable, as well as ability to use technology to support teaching and learning. Preference is given to applicants willing to teach at both the Brownsville and Edinburg campuses. University-level teaching experience preferred.

Salary Part-time Lecturers are paid per course taught commensurate with experience and/or qualifications. The appointment is contingent upon enrollment and scheduling needs of the Art program. License or Certification Required? No Number of Vacancies Multiple Desired Start Date 09/01/2020
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 06/01/2020 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. You may update this at any time by selecting to edit your profile in the application. Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.

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.]

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.

All applicant must apply on line:

Upload the following documents:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. List of 3 References
3. Letter of Interest
4. Unofficial Transcripts (graduate and undergraduate – Once hired, official transcript is required).

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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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. List of 3 References
  4. Letter of Interest
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Writing / Publication Sample
  5. Reference Letter 1
  6. Reference Letter 2
  7. Reference Letter 3
  8. Multi Media
  9. Certifications and Licenses
  10. Training Certificates
  11. Other Document
  12. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  13. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  14. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  15. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  16. Teaching Statement
  17. Research Statement
  18. Additional Document
  19. NCCPA Certification
  20. State Licensure

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