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Part Time Lecturer in Political Science - Collegiate High School/College of Liberal Arts
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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is Hiring a Part Time Lecturer in Political Science - Collegiate High School/College of Liberal Arts Near Rio Grande, TX

Rio Grande Valley
Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position
Tenure Status
Non Tenure Track
Scope of Job
We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s diverse student body as a Part Time Lecturer of Political Science beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year.
This position will be assigned to teach undergraduate core curriculum courses at a UTRGV Collegiate High School in Brownsville, St. Joseph Academy, Harlingen, and/or another UTRGV campus. The UTRGV Brownsville, St. Joseph Academy, and Harlingen Collegiate High Schools provide academically talented students in grades 11 and 12 the opportunity to earn dual credit while beginning academic study that will lead towards the completion of a baccalaureate degree. All courses follow the same curriculum and assessment guidelines as other UTRGV courses taught in this discipline. All academic and institutional policies governing instruction, assessment, grading, confidentiality, mandated reporting, and departmental participation apply to courses taught as part of this program. The UTRGV Brownsville College High School is located at 343 Ringgold Rd, Brownsville, TX 78520; St. Joseph Academy is located at 101 Saint Joseph Drive, Brownsville, TX 78520 and Harlingen Collegiate High is located at 2901 Medical Drive, Harlingen, TX 78550; thus, the ideal candidate must be able to travel to any or all of these locations as well to deliver instruction.
Faculty hired to teach collegiate high school courses may be required to participate in supplemental training focused on working with high school-aged college students. Trainings may include but are not limited to: Effective teaching methods for working with high school-aged college students; maintaining student engagement with coursework; and, safety protocols and best practices for working with high school-aged college students.

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. For additional information, please visit our website.
Minimum Qualifications
The qualifications to be considered as a Part-Time Lecturer is a master’s degree in Political Science or a related field of study from an accredited institution with 18 hours or more of graduate level course work in Political Science.
Discipline Specific Required Qualifications
Preferred Qualification
Teaching experience is desirable, as well as the ability to use technology to support teaching and learning. ABDs or Ph.D. in Political Science or closely related field of study from an accredited institution.
Salary: Part-Time Lecturers are paid per SCH bases commensurate with experience and/or qualifications.
License or Certification Required?
Number of Vacancies
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Posting Detail Information
EEO Statement
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
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
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.

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