One-year Lecturer in Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Faculty Title Lecturer I Job Class Code 00050 Job Code F FLSA Exempt Position Information

Posting Number PTFRGV0330 Working Title One-year Lecturer in Earth & Environmental Sciences Location Rio Grande Valley Division/Organization Division of Academic Affairs Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position 1 year Tenure Status Non Tenure Track FTE 1.0 Scope of Job

The Environmental and Earth Science Program at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is in need to hire a One-Year Lecturer to teach in its Environmental Science Bachelor’s program. The position is approved to begin fall 2019 with approved spring 2020 renewal. We are searching for dynamic individuals, who are committed to excellence in the classroom and can contribute to a rapidly growing major and assist in the process of expanding course offerings. Responsibilities include delivering quality instruction in geology and environmental sciences, advising students, and serving the college and university.
Responsibilities will include teaching Physical and Historical Geology laboratories.

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.
This posting is for the fall 2019/spring 2020 semester only and subject to change based on enrollment and budgetary approval.

Minimum Qualifications

M.S. in Environmental and Earth Sciences or a related area from an accredited institution.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

Experience at teaching a diverse student body is desirable, as well as the ability to use technology to support teaching and learning.

Preferred Qualification

Previous teaching experience in environmental sciences and geology at the University level is desirable, as well as ability to use technology to support teaching and learning. Applied experience in environmental and Earth sciences will be considered favorably.

Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience and based on budgetary approval. License or Certification Required? No Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date 09/01/2018 Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

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 05/16/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with 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. Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

Complete all sections on the application. If you are applying for the first time please complete all biographical information including address, email, and phone. This position is for a fall 2019 appointment only and subject to change based on enrollment.

Security sensitive; All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be required of all finalists.

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.
This position is based on enrollment need and budgetary approval on a semester basis.

Quick Link http://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/21214 Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. List of 3 References
  3. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Teaching Statement

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