One-Semester Lecturer in Bilingual and Literacy Studies

University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley

United States

February 7, 2022

Description

Posting Details Faculty Title Lecturer I

Job Class Code 00050 Job Code F FLSA Exempt

Posting Number PTFRGV0584

Working Title One-Semester Lecturer in Bilingual and Literacy Studies Location Rio Grande Valley Division/Organization Provost - Academic Affairs Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position 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 in the Department of Bilingual and Literacy Studies for the Spring 2022. Responsibilities include delivering quality instruction in the areas of literacy/reading as part of the undergraduate teacher preparation program.

The Department of Bilingual and Literacy Studies at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) 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.

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 www. utrgv.edu/cep.

Minimum Qualifications

The qualifications to be considered as a non-tenure track are a Master's degree in literacy, reading, or a related field of study from an accredited institution. Applicants must have 18 graduate hours or more in literacy, reading, or a related field

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

The qualifications to be considered as a non-tenure track lecturer are a Master's degree in literacy, reading, or a related field of study from an accredited institution. Applicants must have 18 graduate hours or more in literacy, reading, or a related field

Preferred Qualification

K-12 or higher education teaching experience is desirable, as well as the ability to use technology to support teaching and learning.

Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience License or Certification Required? No Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 01/16/2022

EEO Statement

EEO Statement 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.

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 01/06/2022 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.

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.

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.

Quick Link https: // careers.utrgv.edu/postings/32181

Posting Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

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

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Writing / Publication Sample
  • Reference Letter 1
  • Reference Letter 2
  • Reference Letter 3
  • Multi Media
  • Certifications and Licenses
  • Training Certificates
  • Other Document
  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  • Unofficial Transcripts 2
  • Unofficial Transcripts 3
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