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Visiting Assistant Professor in Public History / College of Liberal Arts

Employer
University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 22, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Visiting Assistant Professor in Public History / College of Liberal Arts

Job Class Code: 00033
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: PTFRGV0836
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
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 Visiting Assistant Professor in Public History beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year.

The History Department seeks a historian specializing in public history with a geographic or thematic field that complements the needs of the department. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate history surveys as well as upper-division courses and graduate courses in their area of expertise. Research emphasis is open. The successful candidate will contribute to expanding the department's course offerings and professional development initiatives in public history within the context of the rich local history resources in the Rio Grande Valley and university programs such as the Community Historical Archaeology Project with Schools (CHAPS), the Public Heritage and Community Engagement BAIS, and the School of Interdisciplinary Programs and Community Engagement. Teaching experience and scholarly potential required.

In order to receive full consideration, applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, writing sample, and contact information for three references. Letters of recommendation will be requested separately from candidates selected for interviews.

This is an appointment for a 2-year period upon successful completion of the first year.

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 Background
As an integral part of the College of Liberal Arts, the Department of History introduces students to different historical eras, diverse cultures, famous and ordinary women and men, and a variety of geographical settings. Our courses challenge students to think critically, express themselves clearly, and become informed and responsible citizens in an increasingly interconnected world. The Department of History offers courses in historical methodology, research, world regions, and themes of the human experience. Faculty members engage in research within an international community of peers and share that knowledge in publications and with students. We mentor students in and out of the classroom, guide extracurricular activities, and provide service to our communities. Please visit our website for more information.



Minimum Qualifications:
The minimum qualifications to be considered as a Visiting Assistant Professor of History are a Ph.D. degree in History or a related field of study with at least 18 hours of graduate coursework in History from an accredited institution of higher education.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Competitive candidates will be able to demonstrate:· an active research agenda· evidence of teaching effectiveness· an interest in developing courses in their area of expertise.

Preferred Qualification:


Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2024

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.


Open Date: 06/10/2024

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 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.

To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/43218 jeid-87da32c747a234498071a6c2920300a2

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