Lecturer I in History (Latin America)/College of Liberal Arts

Dec 14, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Lecturer I in History (Latin America)/College of Liberal Arts

Job Class Code:
Posting Number: FRGV1127
Location: Brownsville, Texas
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 I of History beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year. The ideal candidate will have specialized in Latin American history and will be able to complement department strengths. Preference will be given to applicants who have a minimum of one year's experience teaching at an institution of higher education. Applicants should have a Ph.D. from an accredited university in hand by the time of appointment, evidence of effective teaching, and experience and/or interest in online course development. Letter of interest should address candidate's qualifications for the position and how those qualifications would contribute to student success at UTRGV. Indicate that you are applying for position of 3YA Lecturer in Latin American History. Primarily responsible for teaching U. S. history surveys and, as needed, occasional advanced courses in area of specialization and world history surveys. Research agenda is encouraged.

About UTRGV:
It is UTRGV's Vision “To be one of the nation's leaders in higher education, its premier Hispanic-serving institution, and a highly engaged bilingual university, with exceptional educational, research, and creative opportunities that serve as catalysts for transformation in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond.” As such, UTRGV is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff that can contribute to an enriching learning environment that strives for more equitable outcomes for student success.

UTRGV is a distributed campus, one university spanning four counties and multiple locations. Our purpose is to be a university for the entire Rio Grande Valley and beyond. Over 91% of the students enrolled at UTRGV identify as Hispanic, making UTRGV one of the top 3 universities with the highest percentage of Hispanic students.
Thanks to a steadfast commitment to safety and success, UTRGV yielded record-breaking outcomes in enrollment and student success in the fall 2020 semester. For additional information, please visit our website (https://www.utrgv.edu/newsroom/2020/09/17-utrgv-marks-record-high-enrollment-student-success-outcomes-amid-pandemics-challenges.htm)

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in History. ABD candidates will be considered, but must have Ph.D. conferred by August 31, 2021.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Ph. D. in Latin American History

Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness: include at least a sample syllabus

Preferred Qualification:
Ph. D. in Latin American History and will be able to complement department strengths. Minimum of one year’s experience teaching at an institution of higher education; evidence of effective teaching; experience and/or interest in online course development. Research agenda encouraged.

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?:
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2021

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: 12/14/2020

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

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

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.

To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/27140

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