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Lecturer I (3YR) Three-Year Lecturer in the School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences

Employer
University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 16, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Lecturer I (3YR) Three-Year Lecturer in the School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences (SEEMS)

Job Class Code: 10050
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1365
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position: 3 years
Tenure Status: Non 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 Lecturer I in The School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences (SEEMS) beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year.
The School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences (SEEMS) welcomes applications for a Lecturer in Geology and Environmental Sciences to instruct in the Environmental Sciences Program (B.Sc.). We seek an excellent teacher and team player to work with diverse students.
All faculty at UTRGV are required to exhibit a commitment to Teaching Excellence.
Candidates must show experience and qualifications that meet SACS-COC and other departmental/college accreditation requirements.
Teaching: Faculty will be required to teach in a classroom, laboratory, seminar, or clinical setting as assigned and appropriate. Given that UTRGV is a distributed university, faculty may be required to teach online, teach hybrid courses, or teach at different campuses. Faculty are expected to integrate next generation technology and customized learning to maximize student success.
Service: Service to the university community is an integral part of the faculty members' responsibilities. In accordance with the UT System Regents' Rules, faculty will perform curricular tasks auxiliary to teaching and research, e.g., serve on committees, attend to administrative and disciplinary tasks/functions, and foster intellectual curiosity and integrity in the student body; and use professional expertise to perform services that benefit society and the broader professional community.
Research: Although the primary focus of Lecturers will be in the areas of teaching and service, UTRGV encourages its entire faculty, including Lecturers, to engage in scholarship. Scholarly activities include presenting their work at professional meetings, publishing, and securing external funds to support their scholarship. Performance of other duties as assigned.
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.
Thanks to a steadfast commitment to safety and success, UTRGV yielded record-breaking outcomes in enrollment and student success in the fall 2021 semester. For additional information, please visit our website.

Minimum Qualifications:
· MS degree in Geoscience or Environmental Science· Ability to enthusiastically teach freshman level geology and environmental science lectures and labs

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Evidence of ability and motivation to effectively teach undergraduate courses in geology and environmental science

Preferred Qualification:
· At least two years’ experience teaching undergraduate courses in geology and environmental science, and experience working with diverse students
· Interest and experience in organizing and leading field trips related to teaching activities

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
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: 05/12/2022

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/33951 jeid-69cb9decf8dd5046921259275c837d45
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