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Lecturer I (3 YR) in Philosophy (Religious Studies)/College of Liberal Arts

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Philosophy and Religious Studies,
AOS categories Philosophy of Religion
Ethics
Philosophy of Race
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Edinburg, Texas, United States
Start date Fall 2023
Job description

Lecturer I (3 YR) in Philosophy (Religious Studies)/College of Liberal Arts

Job Class Code: 10050

FLSA: Exempt

Posting Number: FRGV1436

Location: Edinburg, Texas

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 in Philosophy and Religious Studies beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year.

We are a pluralistic and inclusive department that offers a major and a minor in Philosophy and a minor in Religious Studies. We seek an outstanding teacher who will not only inspire students to take more courses in both fields, but also to pursue a major in Philosophy and/or a minor in Religious Studies. The successful candidate will be qualified to teach any of the following introductory courses in philosophy: Introduction to Philosophy; Ethics, Happiness, and the Good Life; Race, Sexuality, and Class; and Critical Thinking. In addition, the successful candidate will also be qualified (possessing the equivalent to 18 graduate hours in Religious Studies) to teach one or more specializations within Religious Studies, such as the Nature of Religion, Indigenous Religions, World Religions, Borderlands Spirituality, Judaism, Latin American Liberation Theologies, etc. Since the philosophy department embraces UTRGV's vision of becoming a B3 (Bilingual, Bicultural, & Biliterate) University to better serve our 90% Hispanic student body, we request that candidates show how their experience, work, or teaching might support these priorities.

Complete application includes: 1) a letter of interest 2) unofficial graduate transcripts, 3) curriculum vitae, 4) list of three references, and 5) a teaching portfolio (to be submitted as “Other Document”) that includes a teaching statement and sample syllabi for at least one of the above introductory courses in philosophy and for one course in religious studies. Candidates may include other evidence of excellent teaching in their teaching portfolio.

Application deadline is January 15, 2023. Start date is Fall 2023.

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 2021 semester. For additional information, please visit our https://www.utrgv.edu/newsroom/2020/09/17-utrgv-marks-record-high-enrollment-student-success-outcomes-amid-pandemics-challenges.htm#:~:text=UTRGV%20announced%20Thursday%20that%20its,from%20the%20previous%20fall%20semester.

Minimum Qualifications:

An MA in Philosophy or closely related field and 18 graduate hours in Religious Studies from an accredited university is required prior to August 31, 2023.

Preferred Qualification:

A PhD in Philosophy or Religious Studies

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

License or Certification Required?: No

Number of Vacancies: Varies

Desired Start Date: 09/01/2023

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.

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: 11/03/2022

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.

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 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://apptrkr.com/3603391

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Web address to apply https://apptrkr.com/3603391
Hard deadline January 15, 2023, 11:59pm CST
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