Job Class Code: 00050
Posting Number: FRGV1001
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Division/Organization: Division of Health Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position: 3 years
Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track
Scope of Job:
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) has begun offering both a major in American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation and minor in ASL Studies. Preliminary enrollment figures indicate ASL courses are in great demand. Often, ASL courses not only meet capacity but have students waitlisted. The Lecturer position would help accommodate demand. UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarly work, student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions and are committed to UTRGV's strategic plan, vision, mission, values and core priorities. (https://www.utrgv.edu/strategic-plan/)
Master’s degree or higher in the area of ASL, Deaf Studies, Deaf Education, Linguistics, or Interpretation
Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Evidence of Proficiency in American Sign Language (e.g. minimum ASL Proficiency Interview score of 4 or national and/or state ASL interpreter certification)
Teaching experience at the university level
Experience working effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Salary: One-Year Lecturers are paid a 9-month academic rate commensurate with experience and/or qualification in the discipline.
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: 3
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2020
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.
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: 02/01/0020
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.
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.
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.
To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/23813