Literature and Languages - Lecturer

The University of Texas Permian Basin's Literature & Languages Department welcomes applications for the position of Lecturer. For full consideration, please apply directly on our website at:


Salary Range

$45,000.00 depending on qualifications

Essential Functions

The candidate will primarily teach undergraduate Composition and Literature Survey courses and possibly other courses as assigned by the chair and Dean, depending on the instructor’s strengths and departmental and college needs.

  • Teach a total of five classes per semester, both face-to-face and online.
  • Provide service to the university, college, and department.
  • Provide academic assistance and advising to students enrolled in courses and majors in the Literature and Languages department.
  • Serve on academic committees as assigned by the chair and Dean.
  • Other duties as assigned

The applicant is expected to have or possess:

  • A commitment to innovative teaching and meaningful service.
  • Expert teaching abilities based on experience, scholarly work, and professional achievement.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to establish and foster positive working relationships.
  • A strong desire to contribute to team endeavors within the program, department, and across disciplines.
  • A strong desire to serve students.
  • A working knowledge of undergraduate degree requirements, both in the core curriculum and Literature and Languages major areas.
  • A working knowledge of university student services, such as tutoring, advisement, the writing center, mental and physical health services, and career services.
  • Willingness to engage in meaningful and intentional professional development appropriate for areas of responsibility.
  • Carry out all responsibilities and objectives in a professional manner; maintain professionalism when interacting with faculty, students, and staff.
  • Accept and render constructive criticism in a professional manner.
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures established by the Texas Board of Regents, the University of Texas Permian Basin, and other state and federal agencies.

Required Qualifications


  • M.A. in English or Literature.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Ph.D. and university experience are preferred.

Additional Information


Required Application Materials
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
3. List of References
4. Teaching Philosophy Statement
5. Transcripts (Preferred)
6. Letters of Recommendation (Preferred)

Conditions of Employment

1. The job description is not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor.
2. Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance.
3. Once hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of the hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire. UTPB participates in e-Verify.
4. Employees must be able and willing to travel and perform duties away from campus as necessary and must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle, have access to a dependable motor vehicle, and possess a valid state driver’s license. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver’s record.
5. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
6. UT Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Generally, the hours for this position are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 – 5:30 pm; Friday, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm with a one-hour lunch. The individual holding this position may need to be available early morning, evening, and on weekends to meet the needs of the department. Hours worked may differ with some departments.
Standard Working Conditions
1. Able to lift various materials up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis.
2. Able to bend, crouch, and reach continuously.
3. Physically able remain seated, frequently to continuously.
4. Able to remain standing up to 15% of the time.
5. Possesses dexterity abilities required to perform job duties including extensive keyboard work, operating office equipment, performing filing, and other job-related responsibilities that include extensive wrist and hand movement.
6. Standard working conditions may differ depending on department and occupation.

University Benefits

1. UT Permian Basin offers an excellent compensation package including Heath, Retirement, & Fringe Benefits for employees.
2. Coverage includes Medical, Prescriptions, Life Insurance, AD&D, and matching retirement provided by UTPB for the employee.
3. You may also add Dental, Vision, Family, Spending Accounts, Additional Retirement, and a few other coverages as options too.
4. Fringe benefits include Tuition Reimbursement (after one year of service), Wellness Breaks, Employee Assistant Program (EAP), and meal deals, among other perks and discounts!
5. Our benefits package, along with an ample leave policy, make for a great total compensation package.

About the University

The University of Texas Permian Basin is located in Odessa, Texas. It was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and founded in 1973. The Permian Basin is one of the fastest-growing, culturally vibrant, economically invigorated regions of the country – full of industry, culture, and wide-open spaces. At the academic heart of this area sits The University of Texas Permian Basin – which every year, delivers smart, savvy leaders across the U.S.

As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, learning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing the technology and public interests of West Texas.

Our vision is that the University of Texas Permian Basin will be an innovative, responsive university that thinks large and lives local. We will lead in advancing education, research, economic competitiveness, and cultural enrichment.

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