Lecturer – Entering Student Experience



Job description

The University of Texas at El Paso is America’s leading Hispanic-serving university. Located at the westernmost tip of Texas, where three states and two countries converge along the Rio Grande, UTEP is a public research university that transforms lives. Eighty-four percent of our students are Hispanic, and more than half of undergraduates are the first in their families to go to college. At UTEP, our 24,000 students have access to 170 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. Located in the second-most educated city in Texas, UTEP is recognized as one of the best research universities in the country for connecting students with the community around them.

About the Program:

The vision of the Entering Student Experience (ESE) is to ensure students are successful in their first 45 semester credit hours by building a foundation of academic excellence and professional success. The ESE builds on students’ strengths and assets and fosters an inclusive environment to ensure students from diverse backgrounds have a successful transition to UTEP.  ESE consists of Developmental English, Developmental Math, Entering Student Program (UNIV 1301), Summer Bridge programs, Learning Community program, Peer Leader program, and other success initiatives.

The ESE is dedicated to helping students’ transition to UTEP by providing bridge programs, learning communities, peer leaders, and offering the University (UNIV) 1301 course. UNIV 1301 provides a common first-year experience, wherein students employ their agency to develop strategies for academic, career, and lifelong success.  This course helps students build a foundational network of support to increase their sense of belonging and commitment to the University. UNIV 1301 also prepares students for internships, employment, undergraduate research, and community-engaged learning experiences. Additionally, UNIV 1301 engages students in enriching experiences to understand and develop their personal strengths, enabling them to succeed in college and beyond.

The Developmental English Department is dedicated to preparing and supporting underprepared students for academic success in college level English using creative course design, technology, and interventions, based on the belief that every student should have the opportunity to pursue their educational goals.

The Developmental English Department prepares students for college-level work in English. The department offers 2 courses: Basic Reading & Writing (NCBE E021), which utilizes MindTap, an online learning platform, and Integrated Reading & Writing (ENGL 0312). ENGL 0312 is offered as both a stand-alone course and as a co-requisite course in conjunction with Rhetoric and Composition I (RWS 1301). The Developmental English department is very proactive in searching for better ways to make our students successful, not only in our classes, but in their first college-level English course.

In addition, the Developmental English department offers two bridge programs, English Language Workshop (ELA) in the winter, and the Summer English Workshop (SEW) in the summer.  These two programs are designed to help students succeed in college.

Job Description:

The University of Texas at El Paso is seeking a well-rounded full-time lecturer for the Entering Student Experience unit with the ability to teach both UNIV 1301 and Developmental English. The department focuses on inclusive pedagogy and student support to ensure that students are prepared to succeed in college.  ESE lecturers play a role in the successful implementation of UTEP’s entering student initiatives.  Lecturers will be instrumental in facilitating entering students’ path towards academic success. Successful ESE lecturers have a genuine commitment to working directly with students, evidenced by experience providing individual student support in academic advising, student success, or other relevant experiences.  Employees in this role are expected to:

  • Facilitate Student Learning by one-on-one tutoring, mentoring and coaching students on an individualized basis.
  • Prepare, deliver, and assess learning to students with diverse levels of English content knowledge.
  • Provide instruction using technology, such as MindTap for NCBE courses, educational standards of delivery, and a variety of methods of instruction including lectures, groupwork, and individual mentoring as needed.
  • Actively engage students in critical thinking, meta-cognitive processes, and interpersonal skills.
  • Identify and implement, as appropriate, innovative pedagogical practices.
  • Infuse multicultural and diverse perspectives into the instructional process as appropriate and conduct classes in a manner that demonstrates respect for individual and cultural differences.
  • Must be able to teach during the work week, Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Some evening classes may be available from 5:00 pm – 6:20 pm.


  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Creative Writing, Rhetoric and Writing Studies, or Reading or another related field.
  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Two years of college teaching or other relevant experience.
  • Superior interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Experience successfully integrating technology into curriculum and/or pedagogy.

Candidates are highly motivated and dedicated to student success.  The candidate must have a proven track record of working in a collaborative team environment.  Additionally, the ideal candidate has demonstrated the ability to motivate students at the college level and develop a positive mentoring relationship with diverse student populations.

Additional Information:

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Hiring decisions are subject to final budget approval.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee’s or prospective employee’s right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972. Inquiries-including the filing of a Formal Complaint or reporting an incident-about the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, who can be reached by phone at (915) 747-8358, by email at [email protected], or by mail at 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX, Kelly Hall, Room 312.

For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP’s Equal Opportunity Office at [email protected].

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Applicants must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, list of three professional references, teaching philosophy, and copy of transcripts (unofficial is acceptable for the initial application). Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

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