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The Department of Communication within the College of Arts and Letters at The
University of Tampa invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track Assistant
Professor position to join the Advertising and Public Relations (ADPR)
program beginning Fall 2022.
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 seek a passionate teacher and scholar to join a thriving program in a
collaborative environment that includes both theory and practice in
Small class sizes at UTampa allow for mentorship connections with students, as
well as student engagement in faculty research. The committee is especially
interested in candidates with expertise in campaign development, in areas such
as digital media strategies and tactics, branding and messaging. Faculty
members are encouraged to focus on their areas of interest and utilize the
university's connections with Tampa Bay's robust media market.
A typical undergraduate teaching load is 3/3 (i.e., three courses of four
credit hours each during a 15-week semester). Faculty may explore
opportunities for graduate thesis advising and course delivery, as well as
participation in new graduate program development. The ADPR program encourages
faculty to propose new courses, collaborate on curriculum development, and
develop Study Abroad courses, if interested, with support of the International
Programs Office. The Communication Department values faculty engagement in
research mentorship, service learning opportunities, diversity and
inclusiveness initiatives, and support of community well-being.
A rich research agenda in the ADPR program typically includes academic
publishing and/or creative exhibition, depending on the faculty member's areas
of expertise and scholarly interests. Travel funding is available, internal
grants are plentiful, and mentorship of external grant applications is
provided through the Office of Sponsored Programs.
Preferred candidates will have professional experience in strategic
communication and previous teaching experience in higher education. We also
value candidates with experience in areas such as program assessment and the
ACEJMC administrative accreditation process.
The ADPR program prepares students for professional and academic careers in
strategic communication by featuring advanced digital facilities, education in
theory and practice, and exploration of communication ethics, as well as
critical perspectives on media and culture. Two interdisciplinary graduate
programs prepare students for Communication opportunities: a Master of Arts in
Social and Emerging Media (MASEM) and a Master of Arts in Professional
Interested candidates should possess a Ph.D. or terminal degree in a field
related to strategic communication. ABDs will be considered if degree is
conferred by August 15, 2022.
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
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Contact Information of 3 References
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
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
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
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.
Background Check Requirements
Finalists may be required to submit to a criminal background check.