University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Lecturer in Sociology Department of Sociology and Anthropology/College of Liberal Arts in Rio Grande Valley, Texas

Scope of Job

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley invites applications for a full-time non- tenure track position in Criminology and Research Methods. The appointment is at the Lecturer I rank and will begin Fall 2017. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise/training in Sociology of Health, Environmental Sociology and/or Disaster Studies.

Minimum Qualifications

Required qualifications for appointment are: 1) earned doctorate in sociology or closely related field (minimum 18 hours graduate level sociology coursework); 2) commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate level teaching. A conferred doctorate is required by September 1, 2017.

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.

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 ยง51.215. 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.

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.

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: Lecturer I

Job Class Code: 00050

FLSA: Exempt

Posting Number: FRGV0529

Working Title: Lecturer in Sociology Department of Sociology and Anthropology/College of Liberal Arts

Number of Vacancies: -

Location: Rio Grande Valley

Division/Organization: Division of Academic Affairs

Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position: 3 years

Tenure Status: Non Tenure Track

FTE: 1.0

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications: Expertise/training in Criminology and Research Methods

Preferred Qualifications: Expertise/training in Sociology of Health, Environmental Sociology and/or Disaster Studies.

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

Desired Start Date: 09/01/2017

Open Date: 10/03/2016

Close Date: 11/30/2016