Lecturer in Bilingual/ESL or Literacy Education

University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley

United States

February 6, 2022

Description

Posting Details Faculty Title Lecturer I

Job Class Code 10050 FLSA Exempt

Posting Number FRGV1251

Working Title Lecturer in Bilingual/ESL or Literacy Education Number of Vacancies 2 Location Rio Grande Valley Division/Organization Provost - Academic Affairs Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position 3 years Tenure Status Non Tenure Track FTE 1.0 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 of Bilingual/ESL or Literacy Education in the Department of Bilingual and Literacy Studies beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year. The successful candidates will teach undergraduate bilingual/ESL education or literacy courses face-to-face and online across a range of initial teacher certification degree programs. Other responsibilities include participating in college performance assessment activities and providing service and outreach to the university and the profession.

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.

The Department of Bilingual and Literacy Studies offers programs designed to support the education of diverse students in monolingual, bilingual and multilingual settings. Our faculty and students are committed to understanding the linguistic and literacy strengths of traditionally underserved populations, examining the educational needs of children in these communities, and designing and implementing curriculum, instruction, and policy that will support their language and literacy achievement.

The College of Education and P-16 Integration is a catalyst for educational success for individuals, families, communities, the region, and our society at large. We do this through thoughtful, culturally sustaining partnerships with our schools and communities, demonstrating responsiveness to a growing bilingual and biliterate population. As such, we are committed to excellence and innovation in teaching, research, and service.

The mission of the College of Education and P-16 Integration is to

  • provide rigorous programs of study founded on the belief that scholarship and life experience are strengthened when integrated, that diversity in all its manifestations is a fundamental component of excellence in education, and that partnerships that foster authentic social and community engagement are vital;
  • engage in continuous improvement through curricular and technological innovation in order to remain responsive to the changing educational and global reality;
  • develop highly effective, culturally responsive and sustaining innovative scholars, learning leaders, and education professionals who challenge the status quo and serve as change agents, making a difference by promoting social justice, embracing diversity in its broadest definition, inspiring thought leadership, and pursuing lifelong learning; and
  • lead through evidence-based decision making and data literacy in order to share our story with the academic and broader research communities, as well as our public school partners, families, and policymakers.
  • The College of Education and P-16 Integration offers teacher preparation at the undergraduate level, master's programs in educational leadership; teacher leadership; educational technology; curriculum and instruction; school psychology; bilingual education, early childhood, reading and literacy; and counseling. We also offer Ed.D.s in educational leadership and curriculum and instruction with several specialization areas. The College of Education and P-16 Integration is fully accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is pursuing accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

    Minimum Qualifications

    Candidates must hold a master's or doctoral degree from an accredited institution in bilingual education, ESL, literacy/reading or a strongly related field with at least 18 hours of graduate coursework in bilingual education/ESL or literacy/reading.

    Discipline Specific Required Qualifications Preferred Qualifications

    Preference will be given to candidates who:

  • Have at least three years teaching experience in public K-12 schools
  • Demonstrate a commitment to school partnerships and community initiatives
  • Have a strong background in multiculturalism, diversity, and equity
  • Are bilingual/biliterate in English and Spanish (for bilingual education position hires)
  • 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 10/21/2021 Close Date 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/30899

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    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

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

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