Three Year Lecturer in Physics and Astronomy-College of Sciences

Employer
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Location
Edinburg, Texas
Salary
Commensurate with Experience
Posted
Nov 30, 2020
Ref
FRGV1121
Faculty Jobs
Science & Technology
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

 

Complete all sections on the application. 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. Security sensitive; All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted for all candidates invited for an on-campus interview. 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. Security sensitive; All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted for all candidates invited for an on-campus interview.Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, names & contact information of at least three references, transcript of records, and evidence of teaching effectiveness including curriculum materials developed. Posting Details

Please Note. Apply online using the following link. https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/26605

 

Faculty Title Lecturer I Job Class Code 10050 FLSA Exempt Posting Number FRGV1121 Working Title Three-Year Lecturer In Physics and Astronomy-College of Sciences Number of Vacancies 1 Location Rio Grande Valley Division/Organization Provost - Academic Affairs Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position 3 years Tenure Status Non Tenure Track FTE 1.0 Scope of Job

We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s diverse student body as a Lecturer at the Department of Physics and Astronomy beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach lower and upper division undergraduate physics, astronomy, and physical science courses in traditional, hybrid, and online formats. Given that UTRGV is a distributed university, the faculty hired may be assigned to teach courses at different campuses. The position is a three-year appointment, renewable based on favorable annual evaluations. The standard teaching load is 12-15 contact hours per semester, depending on the level of service commitment assigned in a given academic year.
Although the primary responsibilities of Lecturers will be in the areas of teaching, the faculty hire may be asked to perform service-related activities. Service to the university and the community is an integral part of UTRGV faculty members’ responsibilities.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at UTRGV aspires for a Tier I excellence in research, teaching and innovation to emerge as global leaders in experimental, theoretical and computational physics, and to serve the regional, state and national community through dissemination of education and active professional engagement. Although not required, UTRGV faculty, including Lecturers, are encouraged to engage in research and scholarships.

PLEASE NOTE REQUIRED AND OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS FOR THIS POSTING:
Required Documents
1. Transcript of Records
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. List of 3 References
4. Letter of Interest
5. Teaching Philosophy
6. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness

Optional Documents

1. Writing/Publication Sample
2. Curriculum Materials Developed

Minimum Qualifications

• M.S. in Physics, Physical Science, Astronomy or closely related field from an accredited university.
• At least two years’ experience in teaching physics/physical science/astronomy.
• Demonstrated or evidence of potential for using technology effectively to foster students’ learning and a strong commitment to inclusive teaching practices.
• Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral use of the English language.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

• M.S. in Physics, Physical Science, Astronomy or closely related field from an accredited university.
• At least two years’ experience in teaching physics/physical science/astronomy.
• Demonstrated or evidence of potential for using technology effectively to foster students’ learning and a strong commitment to inclusive teaching practices.
• Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral use of the English language.

Preferred Qualifications

• Doctoral Degree in Physics or closely related field from an accredited university.
• Experience in working with diverse populations and teaching experience in an institution with predominantly Hispanic population like UTRGV.
• Demonstrated ability or evidence of potential for implementing student-centered active teaching approaches in both face-to-face and remote/online teaching.

License or Certification Required? No Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience Desired Start Date 09/01/2021 EEO Statement

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. UTRGV promotes and ensures equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. Our University is committed to complying with all government requirements and ensures nondiscrimination in our education programs and activities, including employment.

An eligible veteran, surviving spouse of a veteran or an orphan of a veteran is entitled to preference in the selection process over other applicants who do not have greater qualifications. Further, we grant an employment preference to former foster youth who were in the permanent managing conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services on the day preceding the individual’s 18th birthday over other applicants for the same position who do not have a greater qualification.

We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Open Date 11/27/2020 Close Date 01/24/2021 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.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Complete all sections on the application. 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. Security sensitive; All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted for all candidates invited for an on-campus interview.
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. Security sensitive; All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted for all candidates invited for an on-campus interview.Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, names & contact information of at least three references, transcript of records, and evidence of teaching effectiveness including curriculum materials developed.

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. All positions are subject to budget approval.

Quick Link http://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/26581 Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. List of 3 References
  5. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
  6. Letter of Interest
  7. Additional Document

Optional Documents

  1. Writing / Publication Sample

     

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