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Lecturer in the School of Interdisciplinary Programs and Community Engagement/College of Liberal

University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 31, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Women's & Gender Studies
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Lecturer in the School of Interdisciplinary Programs and Community Engagement/College of Liberal Arts

Job Class Code: 10050
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1465
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position: 3 years
Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track
FTE: 1.0

Scope of Job:
We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's diverse student body as a Lecturer in the School of Interdisciplinary Programs and Community Engagement beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year.
The main responsibilities of the person hired will be to contribute to the Multidisciplinary Studies (BMS) degree program and the B.A. in the Human Dimensions of Organizations (HDO) by teaching classes such as MLDS 3300: Introduction to Multidisciplinary Studies; MLDS 4399 Multidisciplinary Research Seminar; HDOS 3301: Introduction to the Human Dimensions of Organizations; HDOS 3320: Multidisciplinary Methods for Exploring Organizations; and, HDOS 3379 Applying the Human Dimensions of Organizations. The ideal candidate might also be able to contribute to other degrees and programs, especially the Medical Humanities, Environmental Studies, and Gender and Women's Studies.

Applicants are required to provide the following documents: teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, sample syllabi (to be uploaded under ‘Other Document'), list of 3 references, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and letter of interest.
About UTRGV:It is UTRGV's Vision “To be one of the nation's leaders in higher education, its premier Hispanic-serving institution, and a highly engaged bilingual university, with exceptional educational, research, and creative opportunities that serve as catalysts for transformation in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond.” As such, UTRGV is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff that can contribute to an enriching learning environment that strives for more equitable outcomes for student success. UTRGV is a distributed campus, one university spanning four counties and multiple locations. Our purpose is to be a university for the entire Rio Grande Valley and beyond. Over 91% of the students enrolled at UTRGV identify as Hispanic, making UTRGV one of the top 3 universities with the highest percentage of Hispanic students. For additional information, please visit our website.

Department/College Background:Housed in the College of Liberal Arts, the School of Interdisciplinary Programs and Community Engagement (SIPCE) combines the expertise and knowledge drawn from a diverse array of faculty across UTRGV. Faculty pursue an intersectional approach to multidisciplinary research, teaching, and learning that not only attends to the unique region of Rio Grande Valley and South Texas but also the nation and the world. SIPCE prepares students to address complex questions and develop meaningful solutions that promote a democratic society, social justice, and sustainable futures. SIPCE programs offer social justice-oriented and critical studies degrees that examine various issues facing our society today.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Ph.D. in humanities or social sciences from an accredited institution of higher education. ABDs will be considered, but a conferred doctorate by August 31, 2023 is required for appointment.
2. Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
1. A Ph.D. in the humanities or social sciences with a primary or combined expertise in Organizational Studies, Organizational Cultures, Organizational Communication, Organizational Development and Change, Organizational Anthropology, the Human Dimensions of Organizations, Cultural Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualification:
Candidates who have the following qualifications are especially encouraged to apply:
· Secondary expertise in one or more of the following: Medical Humanities, Environmental Studies, Food Studies, or Gender and Women’s Studies.
· University or Community College teaching experience that includes a combination of different modalities (e.g. face-to-face, hybrid, online).
· Experience working with and forming community partnerships with local organizations and businesses.
· Bilingual abilities, preferably English/Spanish

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: Varies
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2023

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: 01/30/2023

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

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 inlength.

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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