Part-time Lecturer in Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is accepting applications for Part-Time Lecturers to teach in its Bachelors of Science program. Responsibilities include delivering quality instruction in the program, advising students, and participating in scholarly activities serving the college, university or local community as needed. Lecturers are responsible for teaching undergraduate General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and/or other introductory courses and laboratories in the Department of Chemistry.
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/spring2020 semester only and subject to change based on enrollment and budgetary approval.Minimum Qualifications
M.S. in Chemistry or related field of study from an accredited universityDiscipline 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
M.S. in Chemistry or related field of study from an accredited universitySalaryPart-time Lecturers are paid per course taught commensurate with experience and/or qualifications and based on enrollment needs and budgetary approval.License or Certification Required?NoNumber of VacanciesVariesDesired Start Date09/01/2019EEO 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 Date07/19/2019Special Instructions to Applicants
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.
Complete all sections on the application. If you are applying for the first time, please complete all biographical information including address, email, and phone. Incomplete applications will not be considered. A background check will be required of the selected candidate.
This part-time posting is contingent on the enrollment needs of the Chemistry Department, including budgetary approval.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.
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.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Curriculum Vitae
- List of 3 References
- Letter of Interest
- Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
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