Theatre: One-Year Lecturer in Theatre (Temporary Faculty)

Edinburg, Texas
One-Year Lecturers are paid a 9-month academic rate commensurate with experience and/or qualificatio
May 15, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Theatre at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is accepting applications for a one year appointment Lecturer (contingent upon enrollment and scheduling needs) to teach in its Bachelor of Arts program beginning Fall 2018. Responsibilities include delivering quality instruction in the program, and participating in scholarship activities serving the college, university or local community as needed. Additional expectations include: production responsibilities in one of the following areas: set, prop, sound design and production in theatre or film; participation in department operations, collegial, collaborative attitude, and fostering and exemplifying a good work ethic and positive attitude with the students.

The Theatre Department is located in Edinburg, Texas, a semi-tropical, multicultural, small city within an hour and a half of South Padre Island. The Theatre department has eight faculty and three staff, including a production manager. Our NAST-accredited BA program ranges between 150 to 175 students. We are a unified Theatre/TV/Film BA program with three tracks: performance, design, and film production.

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.

Minimum Qualifications: MA in Theatre or film from an accredited institution. Theatre or film generalist with the ability to teach multiple undergraduate courses in several areas of theatre and film.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications: Responsibilities include but not limited to: teaching courses in multiple areas including theatre appreciation, stagecraft, design, film production, acting, and voice and diction.

Preferred Qualifications: MFA in theatre or film production

License or Certification Required? No

Desired Start Date: 9/1/2018

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: 05/14/2018

Close Date: 08/01/2018

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:

Complete all sections on the application. If you are applying for the first time please complete all biographical information including address, email and phone. You may update this at any time by selecting to edit your profile in the application. Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.

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.

Please apply at and upload the required documents for this search: Curriculum Vitae; List of 3 References; Letter of Interest & Unofficial Transcripts (if selected for hire, official transcripts are required) and Other Documents – Examples of production work/reel.