Lecturer I-Department of Health and Human Performance (UTRGV-COHA)

Rio Grande Valley
Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
Feb 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Scope of Job:

The Department of Health and Human Performance in the College of Health Affairs at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is seeking candidates who have a demonstrated record of success in teaching, and service that are commensurate with an appointment as a Lecturer to begin Fall 2017. The positions require teaching undergraduate courses in health education, serving as a field supervisor for practicums, serving as a student advisor, service on university, college, and departmental committees and taskforces, and performance of other duties assigned by the department chair.

Faculty will be required to teach in a variety of settings incorporating technology and student engaged pedagogies to maximize student success. Given that UTRGV will be a distributed campus, faculty may be required to teach online or hybrid courses or teach at different locations. Service to the department, college, university, community and professional organizations is an integral part of the faculty member’s responsibilities.

UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions and are committed to UTRGV’s guiding principles (http://www.utrgv.edu/enus/aboututrgv/transitionplan/guidingprinciples), 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.


Minimum Qualifications:

An earned Masters in Health Education, Health Promotion or related field from an accredited university.


Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:

Earned master’s degree in the area of health education, health promotion, or public health with a record of success, or evidence of potential success in teaching, research, and service.


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.

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.