One Semester Lecturer in Biology

Rio Grande Valley
Nov 03, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Faculty TitleLecturer IJob Class Code00050Job CodeFFLSAExemptPosting NumberPTFRGV0491Working TitleOne Semester Lecturer in BiologyLocationRio Grande ValleyDivision/OrganizationProvost - Academic AffairsAppointment Period for Non-Tenure PositionTenure StatusNon Tenure TrackFTE1Scope of Job

The Department of Biology at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) occasionally has the need to hire One-Semester Lecturers to teach in its Bachelor of Science programs. Applications are now being accepted for multiple positions starting fall 2020. 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 will be responsible for delivering quality instruction within the undergraduate programs in Biology and serving the college and university.
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 โ€“ 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 Spring 2021 semester only and subject to change based on enrollment and budgetary approval.

Minimum Qualifications

M.S. in Biology or closely related area from an accredited university

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

M.S. in Biology or closely related area from an accredited university

Preferred Qualification

Ph.D. and previous experience teaching at the University level is desirable, as well as ability to use technology to support teaching and learning.

SalaryCommensurate with Qualifications and Experience Including Budgetary Apporval.License or Certification Required?NoNumber of VacanciesVariesDesired Start Date01/16/2021EEO 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 Date10/28/2020Special 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

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 posting is for a Spring appointment 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 ยง51.215. 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.

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

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