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

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

Job Class Code: 00050
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV0842
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track
FTE: 1

Scope of Job:
The School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Sciences (SEEMS) welcomes applications for a Lecturer in Geology to instruct in the Environmental Sciences Program (B.Sc.). 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 campuses. 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.

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

• Ability to enthusiastically teach freshman level geology lectures and labs

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
.• Teach introductory level geology (physical and historical), including laboratory teaching as needed

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

• Manage geology laboratory materials and training of laboratory assistants. Assignments may be at the UTRGV Edinburg and/or Brownsville campuses

Preferred Qualification:
• Experience teaching Physical and Historical Geology courses

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

• Ph.D. in geosciences from an accredited university

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2019

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.

Open Date: 12/03/2018

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; 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.

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.

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