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University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Part Time Lecturer in Philosophy/CLA in Texas

Faculty TitlePart Time Lecturer

Job Class Code00052

Job CodeG


Posting NumberPTFRGV0449

Working TitlePart Time Lecturer in Philosophy/CLA


Division/OrganizationDivision of Academic Affairs

Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position

Tenure StatusNon Tenure Track


Scope of Job

The Department of Philosophy at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) is a pluralistic department in a Hispanic Serving university with a bilingual, bicultural, biliterate mission. We seek candidates to serve as Part-Time Lecturers to teach in its Bachelor’s Philosophy program. Responsibilities include delivering quality instruction within the program beginning Fall 2020. Candidates must be able to teach lower division philosophy courses such as Introduction to Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Introduction to logic, Ethics, Happiness and the Good Life, and Engineering Ethics. These courses will likely be offered online. The area of specialization is open. We especially seek candidates with experience teaching online and candidates whose goal is to inspire students to adopt philosophy as both a way of life and an academic interest. An MA in Philosophy is required by the start date, although a Ph.D. is preferred. Application materials should include a letter of interest addressing the content of this advertisement, employment application, a current CV, graduate transcripts, evidence of a potential for teaching excellence especially online, and two names of reference. The department is seeking high quality faculty members who will pursue global excellence in teaching, research, and service, including applied and translational research to address critical local, state, national, and global needs and providing a leadership role in fostering economic and community partnerships to help solve local, state, national, and global problems.

UTRGVfaculty are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions, as well as a commitment to UTRGV’s vision, mission and core priorities (

Minimum Qualifications

An MA in Philosophy or related field from an accredited university with 18 graduate hours in Philosophy is required prior to start date of Fall 2020, Ph.D. preferred.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualification

SalaryPart-Time lecturers are paid per course taught commensurate with experience and/or qualifications.

License or Certification Required?No

Number of VacanciesMultiple

Desired Start Date09/01/2020

EEO Statement

EEOStatementUTRGVis 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.UTRGVtakes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Diversity StatementUTRGVis a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment.UTRGVhas anNSFADVANCEgrant to increase the representation of women inSTEMfields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Open Date06/16/2020

Special Instructions to Applicants

Complete all sections on the application. If you are applying for the first time please complete all biographical information including address, email and phone. You may update this at any time by selecting to edit your profile in the application. Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected.

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. AllUTRGVemployees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted for all candidates invited for an on-campus interview. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • List of 3 References

  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness

  • Letter of Interest

  • Unofficial Graduate Transcripts

Optional Documents