Lecturer I (3YR) in Philosophy / College of Liberal Arts

University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley

United States

January 31, 2022

Description

Posting Details Faculty Title Lecturer I

Job Class Code 10050 FLSA Exempt

Posting Number FRGV1311

Working Title Lecturer I (3YR) in Philosophy / College of Liberal Arts Number of Vacancies 1 Location Division/Organization Provost - Academic Affairs Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position 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 in Philosophy beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year. The Department of Philosophy at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a pluralistic department that seeks candidates who are outstanding teachers. Area of specialization preferred: Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Engineering, or cognate fields. Area of competence preferred: Applied Ethics, Social Philosophy.

The successful candidate will teach multiple sections of a class on ethics, technology, and society which partly fulfills a graduations requirement in professional ethics for students in the College of Engineering at UTRGV as well as being a general-interest course in the philosophy of technology. The successful candidate will work with the College of Engineering to develop assessments and track the progress of those students in the course who are engineering majors.

Candidates are preferred who can inspire students to pursue a major in Philosophy, by teaching a range of other lower-division introductory and service courses, or by contributing to our strengths in one or more of these areas: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Technology, Applied Ethics, Latin American Philosophy, Borderlands Philosophy/Spirituality, Social and Political Philosophy, Critical Philosophy of Race/Gender/Class, and/or Religious Studies. Since UTRGV is a Hispanic Serving Institution with a 90% Hispanic student body, we are also interested in candidates with relevant experience and/or knowledge of teaching bilingual, bicultural, or biliterate students. Bilingual (Spanish-English) language competence would be especially desirable. We are a multi-campus university, and the successful candidate may be asked to teach on one or more campus, though great efforts are made to minimize travel.

Complete application includes: 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) list of three references, 4) teaching portfolio, and 5) unofficial graduate transcripts. Candidates may design their teaching portfolios in whatever way best communicates their excellence in teaching, but they should include sample syllabi and evidence of excellent teaching. Application deadline is January 31, 2022. Start date is Fall, 2022.

UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

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 2020 semester. For additional information, please visit our website.

Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Philosophy or related field from an accredited university is required prior to start date of Fall 2022. (Must has 18 hours of graduate level work in Philosophy)

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Philosophy or related field from an accredited university is required prior to start date of Fall 2022.

Preferred Qualifications

We seek candidates who can teach this vital course, work with the College of Engineering to assess those students in the class who are engineering majors, and inspire students to pursue a major in Philosophy by teaching a range of other lower-division introductory and service courses. We also seek candidates who can contribute to our strengths in one or more of these areas: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Technology, Applied Ethics, Latin American Philosophy, Borderlands Philosophy/Spirituality, Social and Political Philosophy, Critical Philosophy of Race/Gender/Class, and/or Religious Studies. Since UTRGV is a Hispanic Serving Institution with a 90% Hispanic student body, we are particularly interested in candidates with relevant experience and/or knowledge of teaching bilingual, bicultural, or biliterate students. Bilingual (Spanish-English) language competence is especially desirable.

License or Certification Required? No Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience 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 12/16/2021 Close Date 01/31/2022 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.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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.

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.

Quick Link https: // careers.utrgv.edu/postings/31944

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of 3 References
  • Teaching Statement
  • Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  • Optional Documents

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