One-Year Lecturer in the College of Sciences/ Chemistry
Job Class Code:
Rio Grande Valley
Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Non Tenure Track
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 of Chemistry beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year in its Bachelor of Science program beginning Fall 2021.This posting is for the Fall 2021/Spring 2022 semesters only and subject to change based on enrollment and budgetary approval. Responsibilities include delivering quality instruction in the program and participating in scholarly activities serving the College, University, or local community as needed. Lecturers are responsible for teaching undergraduate General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and/or other introductory courses and laboratories in the Department of Chemistry.
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 2021 semester. For additional information, please visit our website.
The Department of Chemistry at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, a Hispanic-Serving Institution with an enrollment of over 32,000 students and recently awarded an R2 Carnegie Classification. The UTRGV Department of Chemistry is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and diversity. The department currently has 16 tenured/tenure-track faculty members and 10 lecturers distributed over its two main campuses in Brownsville and Edinburg. Faculty research programs include all traditional areas of chemistry, as well as interdisciplinary work in medicinal chemistry and materials science. The department is currently home to nearly 250 undergraduates and 40 graduate students pursuing BS and MS degrees in Chemistry, a BS in Chemistry leading to teacher certification, and minors in Chemistry and Biochemistry; department faculty are also active participants in a new MS program in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. These research and teaching activities are generously supported by an internal endowment and by a long-standing departmental grant from the Robert A. Welch Foundation.
M.S. in Chemistry or related field of study from an accredited university.
Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Experience at teaching a diverse student body is desirable, as well as the ability to use technology to support teaching and learning.
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, including budgetary approval.
License or Certification Required?:
Number of Vacancies:
Varies based on enrollment needs
Desired Start Date:
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.
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.
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.
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/28602
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