Assistant Teaching Professor in Communication, Media and Culture

University of Tampa (Tampa)

United States

January 23, 2022

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Position Details

The Department of Communication within the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Tampa seeks to hire a full-time Assistant Teaching Professor to begin August 2022. This is a continuing non-tenure-track position, which is eligible for professional promotion.

The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially-based private institution of more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa's dynamic central business district, which is a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. UT reflects this vibrancy; with 24 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 260 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and more than 100 countries, and "Top Tier" ranking in U.S. News and World Report.

We are looking for a communication generalist who is able to teach undergraduate courses such as Media and Society, Visual Literacy, and Digital Citizenship as well as courses in basic rhetoric and speech studies. The teaching load for this position is four courses (16 credit hours) per semester. There are opportunities for additional summer and winter teaching. A Ph.D. in Communication or a relevant field is required. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but all degree requirements must be completed by the beginning of the Fall 2022 semester. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching. We welcome innovative pedagogies, and varied research agendas and traditions of scholarship.

Applications received by Jan. 23, 2022 will receive priority consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Required Attachments

All required documents listed below should be uploaded the attachment box at the bottom of the "My Experience" page of the application before continuing through the application.

1. Cover letter with a brief explanation of candidate's teaching philosophy

2. Current curriculum vitae

3. At least one sample syllabus

4. Name, phone number, email address for three (3) references

5. 2-Page Diversity Statement

As part of this application process, applicants are asked to submit a statement about their past, present, and future contributions to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in their professional careers. In evaluating Diversity Statements, search committee members often consider the applicants': awareness of inequities and challenges faced by underrepresented minority students and faculty; a track record (commensurate to career stage) of activities that reduce barriers in education or research for underrepresented minority students and faculty; and a vision and plans for how their work will continue to contribute to the University of Tampa's mission to serve the needs of our diverse state and student population and to create an inclusive campus.

The University of Tampa's Communication Department houses four vibrant majors: Communication, Media and Culture; Communication and Speech Studies; Advertising and Public Relations; and Journalism. The department also contributes to graduate programs in Professional Communication, and Social and Emerging Media. The communication curriculum is designed to meaningfully explore critical perspectives on media and culture as it prepares students to engage as citizens and professional communicators.

The University delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. The University has a strong core curriculum rooted in the liberal arts, an enduring commitment to internationalization that has garnered the Senator Paul Simon Award, and a practical, experiential approach to learning. The University offers more than 200 areas of study, including majors in our colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Natural and Health Sciences and Social Sciences, Math and Education and 14 master's programs.

The College of Arts and Letters (CAL) is a place where theory meets practice and expression meets experience. Guided by faculty who are talented artists and distinguished scholars, students come to CAL to study everything from fleeting 140-character tweets to enduring works of classic literature. The College is home to eight collaborative and innovative academic departments: Art and Design, Communication, English and Writing, Film, Animation and New Media, Languages and Linguistics, Music, Philosophy and Religion, and Theatre and Dance.

As a community of scholars and artists, the College of Arts and Letters engages in cutting-edge creative work, technological innovation, critical scholarly practice, and dialogue with diverse communities. Faculty and students across CAL work with emerging technologies in cutting-edge facilities including the stunning new Ferman Center for the Arts, the Bailey Art Studios and FabLAB, the historic Falk Theatre, the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values, and the Cass media production facilities.

The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status or any other non-job related criteria. The University of Tampa recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity. The University invites applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.

Submission Guidelines

To receive full consideration for a faculty appointment with The University of Tampa, please be sure to submit/upload documents as required for this position at time of application submission. Required documents should be submitted in the attachment box at the bottom of the "My Experience" page of the application before continuing through the application.

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Background Check Requirements

Finalists may be required to submit to a criminal background check.

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