Faculty Title Lecturer I
Job Class Code 00050
Job Code F
Posting Number PTFRGV0658
Working Title Lecturer I (OSA) in the College of Liberal Arts / Writing &
Language Studies (Writing)
Location Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position
Tenure Status Non Tenure Track
Scope of Job
We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio
Grande Valley's diverse student body as a Part Time Lecturer in the
Department of Writing and Language Studies' award-winning first-year writing
program beginning in the September 1, 2022 – January 15, 2023 Fall Semester.
The Faculty will be expected to demonstrate commitment to advancing the
university, its mission, and the guiding principles.
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.
https: // www. utrgv.edu/newsroom/2020/09/17-utrgv-marks-record-high-enrollment-
The Department of Writing & Language Studies at UTRGV has a core
mission—engagement. We have the largest department in the College of Liberal
Arts, and every day our faculty work to put students at the center of our
jobs. With experiential learning opportunities that immerse students in living
research, we're looking at how language and writing make things happen in the
world. With many award-winning teachers and programs, we're building classroom
spaces that buzz with collaboration and communication. And with energetic
researchers and community partners in all our areas (Linguistics, Rhetoric &
Composition, Spanish, Asian Studies, English as a Second Language, French, and
more), we are creating new knowledge with our colleagues and our students.
Our degrees and minors may have traditional names, but our department is
building a new identity we'd love to explore with you. We're multilingual,
we're invested in social impact, and we're designing innovative worlds through
writing and language.
The qualifications to be considered as a Lecturer I are a master's degree from
an accredited institution in English or a related discipline with at least 18
graduate hours in Rhetoric & Composition, Education, Linguistics, or Creative
Discipline Specific Required Qualifications
Graduate coursework in Rhetoric & Composition Pedagogy. In the required
documents section of the application, please upload the following information
as one PDF file under (Other Document):
(1) Sample First Year Writing Syllabus (2) Sample of Feedback on Student
(1) Prior teaching experience with first-year writing at the post-secondary
(2) Dual enrollment experience; and
(3) the ability to teach in various classrooms, including face-to-face,
hybrid, and online synchronous or asynchronous.
Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required? No
Number of Vacancies varies
Desired Start Date 09/01/2022
Posting Detail Information
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.
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 08/01/2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
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
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.
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
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
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Posting Supplemental Questions
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List of 3 References
Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
Letter of Interest