One-Year Lecturer in Physics & Astronomy

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Title Information

Faculty TitleLecturer IJob Class Code00050Job CodeFFLSAExempt Position Information

Posting NumberPTFRGV0315Working TitleOne-Year Lecturer in Physics & AstronomyLocationRio Grande ValleyDivision/OrganizationDivision of Academic AffairsAppointment Period for Non-Tenure Position1 yearTenure StatusNon Tenure TrackFTE1Scope of Job

The Department of Physics at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is accepting applications for a one –year appointment Lecturers to teach in its Bachelor of Science program. Responsibilities include delivering quality instruction within the undergraduate programs in Physics/Physical Science and scholarship activities serving the college, university and local community as needed.

UTRGV faculty are 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 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.A.

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 fall 2019/spring 2020 semesters only, subject to change based on enrollment needs and budgetary approval.

Minimum Qualifications

M.S. in Physics, Physical Science, Astronomy or closely related field from an accredited university.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

Commitment to teaching excellence.

Preferred Qualification

Previous experience teaching at the University level is desirable, as well as ability to use technology to support teaching and learning

SalaryCommensurate with experience and/or qualification in the discipline and budgetary approval.License or Certification Required?NoNumber of VacanciesvariesDesired Start Date09/01/2019 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 Date03/19/2019Special 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. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you are applying for the first time please complete all biographical information including address, email, and phone. This position is for a 9-month assignment only and subject to change based on enrollment and budgetary approval.
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 Linkhttp://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/20690Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    2. Teaching Philosophy
    3. Curriculum Vitae
    4. Unofficial Transcripts
    5. List of 3 References
    Optional Documents

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