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Lecturer (Humanities or Social Sciences)

Texas State University-San Marcos
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 27, 2023

Posting Information

Posting Information

Position Title

Lecturer (Humanities or Social Sciences)

Job Posting Number


Job Location

San Marcos


Honors College


Honors College

Position Description

The Honors College at Texas State University invites applications for a full-time lecturer to begin in Fall 2023. Scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in candidates with the ability to offer core curriculum seminars in US history, political science, or American Studies. Applications are encouraged from scholars whose teaching interests contribute to our growing minors in African-American, Latina/o, Diversity, and Women’s Studies. The initial term of appointment is one academic year with the possibility of renewal and advancement based on performance. All positions are subject to availability of funds.

The successful candidate will teach three courses in the fall semester and four courses in the spring. Their primary teaching responsibilities will include courses in our general education “core” curriculum, but they may also propose new topics courses in their area of specialization. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the service mission and intellectual life of the Honors College by leading or creating co-curricular programs in Honors.

About the Honors College:The Honors College allows highly-motivated undergraduates at Texas State to enhance their studies with small, seminar-style courses in an intimate and engaging learning environment. Honors courses are taught by some of Texas State’s top faculty and are designed for students in all disciplines and at all stages of their studies. These courses include introductory-level seminars that satisfy general education requirements, upper-division courses on advanced topics, self-styled independent study and contract courses, unique study abroad opportunities, and the honors capstone. The Honors College also serves all undergraduates and the university as a whole by supporting undergraduate research, mentoring students applying for national fellowships and graduate programs, and encouraging faculty to develop innovative, interdisciplinary courses.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field by start date. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate how they can take advantage of the small size of honors courses to offer interactive, engaging and challenging experiences for students.

Preferred Qualifications

Materials submitted by the candidate should demonstrate or explain their:
  • Ability to teach in the American history or American government core curriculum areas;
  • Ability to offer courses in new topic areas that will diversify the honors curriculum or meet other curricular needs;
  • Experience teaching small seminars in an honors environment or a background with innovative, student-centered teaching and interactive classroom strategies;
  • Experience leading co-curricular academic programs at the undergraduate level.
Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, .

The following documentation must be included in the application.
  1. Cover letter, addressing interest in the position as well as required/preferred qualifications;
  2. Current CV, including teaching history;
  3. Example syllabus, demonstrating the kind of course the candidate might offer in the Honors College;
  4. Unofficial transcripts; and
  5. Letters of reference (2) will be requested from candidates advancing to the interview phase.

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Ron Haas, Director of Research and Writing in the Honors College, at .

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Proposed Start Date

Fall 2023

Posting Date


Evaluation of Applications Begins

Full Consideration Date


Close Date


Open Until Filled?


EEO/AA Statement

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you experience accessibility issues or require alternative formatting during the application process due to a disability or underlying condition, we request that you contact Faculty and Academic Resources for assistance at . A representative from Faculty and Academic Resources will respond to you as soon as is possible.

Record Checks and Verifications

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

Tobacco-Free Campus

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Why Work at Texas State?

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

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Special Instructions Summary

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Syllabi
  4. Unofficial Transcripts (all in one document)
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation #1
  2. Letter of Recommendation #2
  3. DD 214/DD1300
  4. Veteran's Preference
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Official transcripts are required for all degrees that provide evidence of a faculty member's credentials and qualifications. Foreign/International transcripts for all degrees must undergo a credentialing evaluation for U.S. equivalency by an organization that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). If selected for hire, I will provide official transcripts and/or evaluations for all degrees earned.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Texas Workforce Commission-Work in Texas
    • Colleague, friend, and/or personal referral
    • Other (Please Specify in follow up question below)
  3. * Please Specify: (enter 'NA' if not applicable)

    (Open Ended Question)

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