Visiting Assistant Professor, Creative Writing

Visiting Assistant Professor, Creative Writing

The Department of English and Writing within the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Tampa invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing for a one-year, non-tenure track position.

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 & World Report.

We seek a candidate who can teach in our Academic Writing program and in one or more areas of creative writing, such as (but not limited to) playwriting, genre writing, magazine writing, graphic novel and memoir writing, writing for games, hybrid writing, as well as traditional forms of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. We hope to find a candidate who can situate these topics within a diverse, inclusive, and global context.

The candidate will teach a combination of creative writing courses and first- and second-year Academic Writing. Teaching responsibility is six four-credit courses for the Fall semester of 2023 through Spring 2024. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level both in creative and Academic Writing. Ongoing commitment to creative work and/or scholarly research is expected.

For more information and to apply please visit our website at

Please be prepared to attach a cover letter, CV, and a writing sample of no more than twenty five pages.

Review of applications will begin March 1st.

Additional Information
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.

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