Part-Time Lecturer - Teaching in Creative Writing

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 07, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time

Part-Time Lecturer - Teaching in Creative Writing

Job Class Code: 00052
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: PTFRGV0549
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track
FTE: Multiple

Scope of Job:
The MFA program at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) has two online courses in the immediate need of instructors. We will hire one or two Part-Time Lecturers to teach courses in our Creative Writing program in Fall of 2021. One is a graduate course in our MFA program. Responsibilities includes delivering quality instruction to the graduate students enrolled in a readings course on Eco-Writing, an open-genre special topics class that is a craft-based look at contemporary nature writing, including works that look at environmental justice, climate change, and environmental racism. The class will involve an examination of works on the syllabus and some generative work by the students based on discussions and the readings. This is an asynchronous online course. The second course is an undergraduate 4000-level course in Writing for Performance. This is also an open-genre workshop/special topics course guiding the student to generate and analyze writing that works well in live settings. The course mode is online synchronous. UTRGV faculty will be 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:
An MFA or Terminal degree in English is required. For graduate teaching, a record of publication is necessary for graduate status.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Part-time lecturers hired will be required to attend online training on use of Blackboard and online teaching tools. The course is offered online and may be administered away from campus and the university area. Inability to complete training may result in cancellation of assignment.

Preferred Qualification:

Salary: Part-time Lecturers are paid per course taught commensurate with experience and/or qualifications.
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: Multiple
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2021

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: 07/06/2021

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.

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Required Documents to apply:Curriculum VitaeLetter of Interest
List of three References (include Name, Title & email/phone).Unofficial Transcripts - all levels: Once hired, official transcripts are 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 ยง51.215. 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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