Lecturer I in Philosophy/College of Liberal Arts



Lecturer I in Philosophy/College of Liberal Arts

Job Class Code: 10050
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1145
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 Philosophy beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year. The Department of Philosophy at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a pluralistic department that seeks candidates who are outstanding teachers. Area of specialization: open. Area of competence: open. We seek candidates who can inspire students to pursue a major in Philosophy by teaching a range of lower-division introductory and service courses. We also seek candidates who can contribute to our strengths in one or more of these areas: Latin American Philosophy, Borderlands Philosophy/Spirituality, Social and Political Philosophy, Critical Philosophy of Race/Gender/Class, Philosophy of Science, Applied Ethics, and/or Religious Studies. Since UTRGV is a Hispanic Serving Institution with a 90% Hispanic student body, we are particularly interested in candidates with relevant experience and/or knowledge of teaching bilingual, bicultural, or biliterate students. Bilingual (Spanish-English) language competence is especially desirable. We are a multi-campus university, and the successful candidate will be teaching primarily in Brownsville, Texas. Complete application includes: 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) list of three references, 4) teaching statements, and 5) unofficial graduate transcripts. Candidates may design their teaching statements in whatever way best communicates their excellence in teaching, but they should include sample syllabi and evidence of excellent teaching.

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).

Department/College Background
The Department of Philosophy at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a pluralistic department that contains faculty with specializations in Latin American Philosophy, Borderlands Philosophy/Spirituality, Social and Political Philosophy, Critical Philosophy of Race/Gender/Class, Philosophy of Science, Applied Ethics, and/or Religious Studies.

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Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Philosophy or related field (must have 18 hours in Philosophy) from an accredited university. ABDs will be consider but must have a conferred degree by August 31, 2021.


Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
ABDs will be consider but must have a conferred degree by August 31, 2021.


Preferred Qualification:
We seek candidates who can inspire students to pursue a major in Philosophy by teaching a range of lower-division introductory and service courses. We also seek candidates who can contribute to our strengths in one or more of these areas: Latin American Philosophy, Borderlands Philosophy/Spirituality, Social and Political Philosophy, Critical Philosophy of Race/Gender/Class, Philosophy of Science, Applied Ethics, and/or Religious Studies. Since UTRGV is a Hispanic Serving Institution with a 90% Hispanic student body, we are particularly interested in candidates with relevant experience and/or knowledge of teaching bilingual, bicultural, or biliterate students. Bilingual (Spanish-English) language competence is especially desirable.


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

EEO Statement:
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure 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. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non discrimination in it’s education programs and activities, including employment.


Open Date: 12/29/2020

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.


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. All positions are subject to budget approval.


To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/26955





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