Assistant Professor of English and Writing (Poetry/Nonfiction)

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Assistant Professor of English and Writing (Poetry/Nonfiction)


The Department of English and Writing within the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa seeks candidates for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English and Writing (Poetry/Nonfiction) to begin 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 & World Report.


We seek applications from writers who have achieved distinction in one or more genres of long-form, narrative nonfiction broadly understood, including memoir, literary journalism, travel writing, and digital storytelling, and who can demonstrate excellence in teaching and a commitment to diversity in the academy. We are particularly interested in writers with a proven interest in bringing to their teaching, mentoring, and writing critical perspectives reflecting the experiences of groups who have been historically underrepresented or marginalized in higher education. Preference will be given to candidates with specific experience and/or training in curriculum development and assessment in a creative writing context. 


A terminal degree is required.


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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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