Three-Year Lecturer in the School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences (SEEMS)

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Brownsville, Texas
Commensurate with Experience
May 16, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Information Posting Number FRGV0764 Working Title Three-Year Lecturer in the School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences (SEEMS) Position Number   Number of Vacancies   Location Rio Grande Valley Division/Organization   Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position   Tenure Status Non Tenure Track FTE   Minimum Qualifications

• MS degree in geoscience or closely related field plus sufficient graduate credits to be qualified for teaching upper level courses

• Ability to teach freshman level geology and environmental science courses

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

• Teach introductory level geology (physical and historical) and environmental science courses, including laboratory teaching as needed

• Teach upper level courses in the applicant’s area of expertise

• Manage geology laboratory materials and training of laboratory assistants.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience teaching Physical and Historical Geology and introductory Environmental Science courses

• Record of practical work experience

• Background in petrology, structural geology and/or geophysics

• Interest and experience in organizing and leading field trips related to teaching activities

• Ph.D. in geosciences or closely related field from an accredited university

Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience Scope of Job

The School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences (SEEMS) welcomes applications for a Lecturer in Geology and Environmental Sciences to instruct in the Environmental Sciences Program (B.Sc.) beginning in Fall 2018. We seek an excellent teacher and team player to be an active part of a growing geoscience group.
All faculty at UTRGV are required to exhibit a commitment to Teaching Excellence. Candidates must show experience and qualifications that meet SACS-COC and other departmental/college accreditation requirements.
Teaching: Faculty will be required to teach in a classroom, laboratory, seminar or clinical setting as assigned and appropriate. Given that UTRGV is a distributed university, faculty may be required to teach online, teach hybrid courses, or teach at different locations. Faculty are expected to integrate next generation technology and customized learning to maximize student success.
Service: Service to the university community is an integral part of the faculty members’ responsibilities. In accordance with the UT System Regents’ Rules, faculty will perform curricular tasks auxiliary to teaching and research, e.g. serve on committees, attend to administrative and disciplinary tasks/functions, and foster intellectual curiosity and integrity in the student body; and use professional expertise to perform services that benefit society and the broader professional community.
Research: Although the primary focus of Lecturers will be in the areas of teaching and service, UTRGV encourages its entire faculty, including Lecturers, to engage in scholarship. Scholarly activities include presenting their work at professional meetings, publishing, and securing external funds to support their scholarship. Performance of other duties as assigned.

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