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Part-Time Lecturer Faculty in Philosophy/College of Liberal Arts

Employer
University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 12, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Philosophy
Employment Level
Adjunct
Employment Type
Part Time
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Part-Time Lecturer Faculty in Philosophy/College of Liberal Arts

Job Class Code: 00052
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: PTFRGV0645
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track
FTE: Varies

Scope of Job:
We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's diverse student body as a part time lecturer in Philosophy beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year.

The Department of Philosophy at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a pluralistic department that seeks candidates who are outstanding teachers. AOS: Open AOC: Open.

We seek candidates who can inspire students to minor, major, or double-major in Philosophy by teaching some of our lower-division courses like: Intro to Philosophy; Critical Thinking; Intro to Logic; Ethics, Happiness, & The Good Life; Ethics; Technology, & Society; Philosophy; Art, & Film; and Race, Sexuality, & Class. We are especially interested in candidates with relevant experience and/ or knowledge of teaching bilingual, bicultural, or biliterate students, since UTRGV is a Hispanic Serving Institution with a 90% Hispanic student body.

Complete application includes: 1) letter of interest, 2) CV, 3) list of three references, 4) teaching portfolio and 5) unofficial graduate transcripts. Candidates may design their teaching portfolios in whatever way best communicates their excellence in teaching, but they should include syllabi and complete student evaluations with all student comments for the past two years of teaching if available.

Minimum Qualifications:
MA in Philosophy or closely related field (must have 18 hours of graduate work in Philosophy)

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:


Preferred Qualification:


Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: varies
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: 07/08/2022

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
Gender
Ethnicity/Race

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.

To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/34709 jeid-bcba1f1a80e9fe489af454d2642fd177
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