Position Title: Lecturer (Humanities or Social Sciences)
Job Posting:  Number 202318NTL
Job Location: San Marcos
College: Honors College
Department/School: Honors College

Position Description

The Honors College at Texas State University invites applications for a full-time lecturer to
begin in Fall 2023. Scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences are
encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in candidates with the ability to offer core
curriculum seminars in US history, political science, or American Studies. Applications are
encouraged from scholars whose teaching interests contribute to our growing minors in African-
American, Latina/o, Diversity, and Women’s Studies. The initial term of appointment is one
academic year with the possibility of renewal and advancement based on performance. All
positions are subject to availability of funds.

The successful candidate will teach three courses in the fall semester and four courses in the
spring. Their primary teaching responsibilities will include courses in our general education
“core” curriculum, but they may also propose new topics courses in their area of specialization.
The successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the service mission and intellectual
life of the Honors College by leading or creating co-curricular programs in Honors.

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 capstone. 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.

Required Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Materials submitted by the candidate should demonstrate or explain their:

  • Ability to teach in the American history or American government core curriculum areas;
  • Ability to offer courses in new topic areas that will diversify the honors curriculum or meet
    other curricular needs;
  • Experience teaching small seminars in an honors environment or a background with
    innovative, student-centered teaching and interactive classroom strategies;
  • Experience leading co-curricular academic programs at the undergraduate level.

Application Procedures

Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and
considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/39835.

The following documentation must be included in the application.

1. Cover letter, addressing interest in the position as well as required/preferred qualifications;
2. Current CV, including teaching history;
3. Example syllabus, demonstrating the kind of course the candidate might offer in the Honors
4. Unofficial transcripts; and
5. Letters of reference (2) will be requested from candidates advancing to the interview phase.

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Ron Haas, Director of Research and Writing in the Honors College, at rmh109@txstate.edu.

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