Professor of Instruction of English and Writing

The Department of English and Writing within the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Tampa is pleased to invite applications for two term (renewable contract) positions as Professor of Instruction of English and Writing to begin in August 2020.


The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially based private institution of 9,200 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 22 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 260 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and 140 countries and “Top Tier” ranking in U.S. News and World Report.


Our vibrant and growing Academic Writing (AWR) Program welcomes applicants with experience and enthusiasm for teaching academic writing to students with diverse and international backgrounds. The ideal candidate will be a dedicated teacher with demonstrable commitment to Academic Writing and writing pedagogy. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in Accelerated Learning Programs or studio courses, programmatic assessment, or student placement. The teaching load will be 28 credit hours per year in AWR, typically consisting of seven four-hour courses. In addition to teaching duties, successful candidates will contribute to the Academic Writing Program by participating in curricular initiatives, taking part in committee work, and developing collegial exchanges with peers.


The successful candidate will have a PhD in English or related field; college- or university-level experience teaching Academic Writing; and demonstrated scholarly/professional activity. Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter detailing teaching experience and scholarly interests, a current curriculum vita, a scholarly writing sample, a one-page teaching philosophy for Academic Writing, and a copy of graduate transcripts. In addition, applicants will be requested to enter names and email addresses for three (3) reference providers who can address the candidate’s teaching experience and scholarship.


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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.

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