University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Part-Time Lecturer in Educational Technology in Rio Grande Valley, Texas

Scope of Job

The Department of Teaching & Learning at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) occasionally has the need to hire Part-Time Lecturers to teach courses in the area of Educational Technology in undergraduate and graduate programs. Responsibilities include delivering quality online instruction.

With a total enrollment approaching 28,000, UTRGV is one of the largest institutions of higher education in Texas and the second largest Hispanic-service institution in the nation, with an emphasis on educating 21st century leaders and professionals who are culturally fluent and have a deep understanding of the perspectives, languages, and values of different cultures. UTRGV is an energetic and progressive institution, seeking faculty who are committed to making a difference and leading innovation. We are guided by core priorities focused on student success, educational opportunity, health and medical education; research impacting the Rio Grande Valley and beyond; and community engagement. UTRGV is also home to a new medical school as of fall 2016.

Minimum Qualifications

The qualifications to be considered as a part-time lecturer in the field of Educational Technology includes: a master’s degree in Educational Technology, Instructional Technology, or another related field of study from an accredited institution; experience with and knowledge of students from culturally diverse populations; and knowledge of state and/or national curricula, assessment, and pedagogy standards in this specialization area. A doctoral degree in Educational Technology, Instructional Technology or related field is required to teach graduate level courses.

Preferred Qualification

The preferred qualifications for part-time lecturers in the field of Educational Technology are as follows: a conferred doctoral degree in Educational Technology, Instructional Technology, or another related field of study from an accredited institution; teaching experience in PK-12 schools, community college, or university; university supervisory experience; successful implementation of educational technology such as Blackboard Learn and/or TK20; and a valid teaching license or certificate from a state within the U.S.

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.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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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.

Faculty Title: Part Time Lecturer

Job Class Code: 00052

Job Code: G

FLSA: Exempt

Posting Number: PTFRGV0167

Working Title: Part-Time Lecturer in Educational Technology

Location: Rio Grande Valley

Division/Organization: Division of Academic Affairs

Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track

FTE: Varies

Salary: Part-time Lecturers are paid per course taught commensurate with experience and/or qualifications.

License or Certification Required?: No

Number of Vacancies: Varies

Desired Start Date: 09/01/2017

Open Date: 06/28/2017