Assistant Professor (English Education) in Literature & Cultural Studies Department/College of Liberal Arts
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Rio Grande Valley
Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Scope of Job:
We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's
diverse student body as a Assistant Professor in the English Education program of the Department of Literatures and Cultural Studies beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year. Responsibilities include delivering quality instruction in the pedagogy of literature and writing, preparing students for success in K-12 classrooms, advising pre-service teachers, and participating in scholarship activities serving the college, university or local community. The preferred candidate must be able to teach undergraduate courses designed to ensure students obtain teacher certification, ideally informed by the candidate's own experience in K-12 instruction. Sample courses include Children's/Adolescent Literature and Teaching Secondary School Literature. Assignment of teaching can be made to the Edinburg, Harlingen or Brownsville campuses depending on the needs of the department.
PhD in English or PhD/EdD in English Education or related field from an accredited institution of higher education preferred (candidates with a terminal degree other than English must have at least 18 hours of graduate credit in English).
Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Experience and/or scholarship in the area of English Education.
Two or more years teaching in K-12 settings. Experience preparing pre-service teachers and/or coaching practicing teachers. Familiarity with teacher certification exams.
Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?:
Number of Vacancies:
Desired Start Date:
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 its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest. 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:
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 *Gender *Ethnicity/Race 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.
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.
To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/29635
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