University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Part-time Lecturer in Biology/(Temporary Faculty)/COS 23-24 in Rio Grande Valley, Texas
Faculty TitlePart Time Lecturer
Job Class Code00052
Working TitlePart-time Lecturer in Biology/(Temporary Faculty)/COS 23-24
LocationRio Grande Valley
Division/OrganizationProvost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position
Tenure StatusNon Tenure Track
Scope of Job
We seek applicants who are dedicated to servingThe University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’sdiverse student body as aPart Time Lecturerof Biology beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year.
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 ourwebsite.
About the Department: The Department of Biology at UTRGV , located on the Edinburg and Brownsville campuses, is composed of faculty and staff committed to research and education in the life sciences. The mission of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Department of Biology is to educate, train and diversify the next generation of leaders and life-long learners in the area of biology. We strive to ensure student success by employing innovative teaching methods and creating an environment of inclusiveness. Our mission is to perform cutting-edge research in biology and life sciences that is interdisciplinary, international, and student inclusive. Our mission includes service through outreach programs, promote sustainable development, and performing research that directly impacts the Rio Grande Valley, Texas and the world.
The minimum qualification to be considered as a Part-Time Lecturer is a Master’s degree or a related field of study from an accredited institution.
Discipline Specific Required Qualifications
Commitment to Teaching Excellence
Previous experience teaching at the University level and Doctorate Degree
SalaryPart-time Lecturers are paid per course taught commensurate with experience and/or qualifications. Employment is based on deprtmental enrollment needs and budgetary approval.
License or Certification Required?No
Number of VacanciesVarious throughout the year, based on need.
Desired Start Date09/01/2023
Posting Detail Information
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.
Special Instructions to Applicants
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.
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.
Posting Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
List of 3 References
Letter of Interest
Unofficial Transcripts 2
Unofficial Transcripts 3
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Writing / Publication Sample
Reference Letter 1
Reference Letter 2
Reference Letter 3
Certifications and Licenses
Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness