Lecturer I (3YR) Writing & Language Studies/College of Liberal Arts

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

United States

December 22, 2021

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Lecturer I (3YR) Writing & Language Studies/College of Liberal Arts

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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.

Posting Details Faculty Title Lecturer I

Job Class Code 10050 FLSA Exempt

Posting Number FRGV1286

Working Title Lecturer I (3YR) Writing & Language Studies/College of Liberal Arts Number of Vacancies 1 Location Rio Grande Valley 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 I of Writing and Language Studies Department beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year. The Department of Writing & Language Studies is seeking a Three-Year Lecturer to teach in its First Year Writing Program. Responsibilities include (1) delivering quality instruction within an innovative program that offers summer bridge courses and first year courses focused on reading, inquiry, writing, and rhetoric, and (2) contributing service through professional development in the First Year Writing Program and service opportunities in the Department of Writing & Language Studies.

UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions, as well as a commitment to UTRGV's guiding principles, which include promoting access to postsecondary education to a diverse student body and to become one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving emerging research institutions in the U.S.A.

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.

Department Background

For more information about the Writing and Language Studies Department visit https: // www. utrgv.edu/wls/index.htm

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree from an accredited institution in English or a related discipline (Must have 18 credit hours or more of graduate-level course work in Rhetoric & Composition, Linguistics, Creative Writing).

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

Graduate coursework in Rhetoric & Composition Pedagogy

Preferred Qualifications

(1) PhD in Rhetoric and/or Writing or related field

(2) Two years teaching first year writing at the post-secondary level

(3) the ability to use technology to support teaching and learning

License or Certification Required? No Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience 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 11/23/2021 Close Date 12/22/2021 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

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/31564

Posting Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • List of 3 References
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  • Letter of Interest
  • Optional Documents

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