Lecturer I in Criminal Justice (Accelerated Online Program)/College of Liberal Arts

Dec 21, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Lecturer I in Criminal Justice (Accelerated Online Program)/College of Liberal Arts

Job Class Code: 10050
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1143
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 I of Criminal Justice beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year. The area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to applicants with substantive research and teaching interests that complement the department's MSCJ AOP curriculum and may help fill departmental need. The successful candidate will be required to develop and teach online graduate level courses (i.e., Core, Alternative Core, and Electives) in their areas of substantive specialization. Additionally, scholarly productivity and engagement in service activities are expected. UTRGV is a distributed institution with campuses and offices throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Successful candidates are expected to use technology and alternative delivery methods to maximize our students' success and make education more affordable to students.

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:
(1.) Ph.D. in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology, or Related Field (must have 18 hours of graduate work in criminology/criminal justice) from an accredited institution of higher education, (2.) Teaching experience in diverse institutions, (3) Extensive Online teaching experience, and (4) Ability to function collegially in a multi-disciplinary and diverse academic department.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
All substantive teaching and research focal areas will be considered, with
preference being granted to substantive focal areas that best serve departmental need.

Preferred Qualification:
Experience teaching in a classroom setting and online as well as a demonstrated record of research activity (publications/presentations).

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: 12/18/2020

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.

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/26957

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