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One-year Lecturer in Biology

Company: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Location: Edinburg
Posted on: May 17, 2019

Job Description:

Posting Details Title Information Faculty Title Lecturer I Job Class Code 00050 Job Code F FLSA Exempt Position Information Posting Number PTFRGV0317 Working Title One-year Lecturer in Biology Location Rio Grande Valley Division/Organization Division of Academic Affairs Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position 1 year Tenure Status Non Tenure Track FTE 1 Scope of Job The Department of Biology at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) occasionally has the need to hire One-Year Lecturers to teach in its Bachelor of Science programs. Applications are now being accepted for multiple positions starting fall 2019 with approved spring 2020 approval. Responsibilities include delivering quality instruction in the program, advising students, and participating in scholarly activities serving the college, university or local community as needed. Lecturers will be responsible for delivering quality instruction within the undergraduate programs in Biology and serving the college and university. This posting is subject to change based on enrollment. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund - a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions. UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016. This posting is for fall 2019/spring 2020 semesters only, subject to change based on enrollment needs and budgetary approval. Minimum Qualifications M.S. in Biology or closely related area from an accredited university. Discipline Specific Required Qualifications M.S. in Biology or closely related area from an accredited university. Preferred Qualification Ph.D. and previous experience teaching at the University level is desirable, as well as ability to use technology to support teaching and learning. Salary Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience. Including Budgetary Approval. License or Certification Required? No Number of Vacancies Varies based on enrollment Desired Start Date 09/01/2019 Posting Detail Information 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 03/19/2019 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. Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. Complete all sections on the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you are applying for the first time please complete all biographical information including address, email, and phone. This position is for a 9-month appointment only, starting fall 2019 and subject to change and based on enrollment and budgetary approval. Security sensitive; All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be required of all finalists. 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. This position is based on enrollment need and budgetary approval on a semester basis. Quick Link http://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/20694 Posting Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (). Applicant Documents Required Documents Curriculum Vitae List of 3 References Letter of Interest Unofficial Graduate Transcripts Teaching Statement Unofficial Transcripts Optional Documents

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