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Lecturer in Philosophy/College of Liberal Arts

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Job category Visiting fellowship / Professorship / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Edinburg, Texas, United States
Job description

Lecturer in Philosophy/College of Liberal Arts

Job Class Code: 00050

FLSA: Exempt

Posting Number: PTFRGV0824

Location: Rio Grande Valley

Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs

Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:

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 full-time, one-year lecturer in Philosophy beginning in the 2024-2025 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. AOS: Open AOC: Open. The mode of instruction for this job will be in class or online depending on the needs of the department.

We seek candidates who can inspire students to minor, major, or double-major in Philosophy by teaching some of our lower-division courses like: Intro to Philosophy; Critical Thinking; Intro to Logic; Ethics, Happiness, & The Good Life; Ethics; Ethics, Technology, & Society; Philosophy; Art, & Film; and Race, Sexuality, & Class. We are especially interested in candidates with relevant experience and/ or knowledge of teaching bilingual, bicultural, or biliterate students, since UTRGV is a Hispanic Serving Institution with a 90% Hispanic student body.

Complete application includes: 1) letter of interest, 2) CV, 3) list of three references, 4) teaching portfolio (upload under ‘Other Document') and 5) unofficial graduate transcripts. Candidates may design their teaching portfolios in whatever way best communicates their excellence in teaching, but they should include syllabi and complete student evaluations with all student comments for the past two years of teaching if available. Application deadline June 22, 2024.

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. For additional information, please visit our https://www.utrgv.edu/en-us/index.htm Department/College BackgroundThe Department of Philosophy at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a pluralistic department that contains faculty with strengths in Latin American Philosophy, Borderlands Philosophy/Spirituality, Social and Political Philosophy, offer Philosophy of Race/Gender/Class, Philosophy of Science, Applied Ethics, and/or Religious Studies. We have a BA in Philosophy, a BA in Philosophy with a concentration in Pre-Law, and Minors in Philosophy and Religious Studies

Minimum Qualifications:

MA in Philosophy or closely related field with 18 graduate credit hours in Philosophy

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:

MA in Philosophy or closely related field with 18 graduate credit hours in Philosophy

Preferred Qualification:

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

License or Certification Required?: No

Number of Vacancies: Varies

Desired Start Date: 09/01/2024

EEO Statement:

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.

Open Date: 06/01/2024

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.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

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 inlength.

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://apptrkr.com/5302667

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How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://apptrkr.com/5302667
Deadline for full consideration: June 22, 2024, 12:00am CST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information http://www.utrgv.edu/
Time created June 6, 2024, 3:21pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date December 1, 2024, 6:32pm CST
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