Lecturer in Humanities and Social Sciences
Texas State University, Honors College
The Honors College at Texas State University invites applications for a full-time lecturer to begin in Fall 2020. Scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to apply, but we are especially interested in those with the ability to offer honors seminars in political science or American history that meet the needs of our core curriculum. We also strongly encourage applications from scholars whose teaching interests contribute to our growing minors in African-American, Latina/o, Diversity, and Women’s Studies.
The successful candidate will teach three courses in the Fall and four courses in the Spring. Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses in our general education curriculum, but the new hire will also have the opportunity to propose topic courses in their area of specialization. The successful candidate will also contribute to the service mission and the intellectual and social life of the Honors College. The term of the contract is one academic year with the possibility of renewal based on performance.
About the Honors College: The Honors College allows highly-motivated undergraduates at Texas State to enhance their studies with small, seminar-style courses in an intimate and engaging learning environment. Honors courses are taught by some of Texas State’s top faculty and are designed for students in all disciplines and at all stages of their studies. These courses include introductory-level seminars that satisfy general education requirements, upper-division courses on advanced topics, self-styled independent study and contract courses, unique study abroad opportunities, and the honors thesis. The Honors College also serves all undergraduates and the university as a whole by supporting undergraduate research, mentoring students applying for national fellowships and graduate programs, and encouraging faculty to develop innovative, interdisciplinary courses.
Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field by start date. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate how they can take advantage of the small size of honors courses to offer interactive, engaging and challenging experiences for students.
Experience teaching small seminars in an honors environment or a background with innovative, student-centered teaching and interactive classroom strategies.
Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/29999.
Review of applications will begin March 1, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Online submission of all application materials is required. All required documents must be uploaded, including a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy which should include a summary of past teaching experiences and ideas for future courses.
Candidates selected for interviews will be required to provide transcripts from all degree granting universities.
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