Lecturer in Computer Science



Lecturer in Computer Science

Job Class Code: 00050
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV0860
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Division/Organization: Division of Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position: 3 years
Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track
FTE: 1.0

Scope of Job:
The College of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for a non-tenure-track Lecturer position in the Department of Computer Science to begin in the fall of 2019. Position tasks include teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in computer science, advisement of students, and departmental service. The position is a 3-year appointment, renewable based on favorable annual evaluations and budget availability.

Minimum Qualifications:
Masters in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited university.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
The successful candidate is expected to have a strong commitment to teaching, developing creative and effective pedagogy, and advising students. The candidate should be able to teach a wide range of core computer science courses at the upper- and lower-division undergraduate levels.

UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and department missions. Faculty are also expected to demonstrate a strong commitment UTRGV strategic plan (http://www.utrgv.edu/strategic-plan), and to promote access to post-secondary 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.

Preferred Qualification:
Preferred qualifications include holding a Doctorate in Computer Science or related discipline from an accredited university, ability to teach graduate computer science courses, having teaching experience in an ABET accredited computer science program, and teaching experience at a Hispanic Serving Institution.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: 2 (70096178 & 70096859)
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.

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: 12/01/2018

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach to 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.

All applications must be submitted via the UTRGV application portal at http://careers.utrgv.edu. Complete all sections on the application. Review of materials will begin on January 1, 2019 and will continue until position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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. A Criminal Background Check must be conducted for all applicants invited to campus for an interview.

Applicants should address their ability to work collaboratively and their commitment to supporting the excellence of all students on campus.

Additional Information:
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund - a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.

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.

For more information on the university, please visit (http://www.utrgv.edu/en-us/about-utrgv/history/index.htm).

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). All positions are subject to budget approval.

To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/20186





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