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Assistant Professor of History (Colonial Latin American History)/College of Liberal Arts

Employer
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor of History (Colonial Latin American History)/College of Liberal Arts

Job Class Code: 10031
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1215
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
FTE: 1

Scope of Job:
We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's diverse student body as a Assistant Professor of History specializing in Colonial Latin American History beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year. All regions will be considered.

Preference will be given to applicants who have a minimum of one year's experience teaching at an institution of higher education. Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an accredited university in hand by the time of appointment, demonstrated scholarship, evidence of effective teaching, and experience and/or interest in online course development. Letter of interest should address candidate's qualifications for the position and how those qualifications would contribute to the success of UTRGV's diverse student body. Indicate that you are applying for position of Assistant Professor in Colonial Latin American History. Primarily responsible for teaching upper-division and graduate courses in Colonial Latin American history as well as lower-level history surveys.


About the Department of History

As an integral part of a liberal arts education, history courses introduce 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 among 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: https://www.utrgv.edu/history/index.htm



Minimum Qualifications:
The minimum qualifications to be considered as a tenure track Assistant Professor is 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. ABDs with at least 18 hours of graduate coursework in history from an accredited institution may apply, but the doctoral degree must be conferred by 8/31/2022.



Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Specialization in Latin American history.

Preferred Qualification:
Teaching experience and interest in online education; ability to use technology to support teaching and learning; evidence of a strong research agenda; ability to teach both halves of Latin American history survey.

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2022

EEO Statement:
EEO Statement
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 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 it’s education programs and activities, including employment.

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: 09/22/2021

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; 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/31477

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