Assistant Professor, English And Writing
- University of Tampa
- Location details
- Tampa, FL
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Creative writing
- Employment category
Assistant Professor, English And Writing
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The Department of English and Writing within the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa seeks an outstanding writer and teacher of creative nonfiction for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2024.
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 candidate with experience in or a desire to lead program and curricular development, assessment, and/or student-centered activities. A terminal degree in creative writing is required by the time the position begins, and strong candidates will have an established record of publication with a clear trajectory for future success.
Our recently redesigned and expanded creative writing curriculum offers opportunities for the new hire to design and teach courses in their areas of specialization. The University of Tampa, an independent, private institution, is committed to diversity and academic freedom. We particularly seek candidates whose writing, experiences, and interests give voice to historically underrepresented communities. The new hire will be encouraged to contribute to student-centered events and foster an inclusive and diverse learning environment to help students to grow as writers.
The Department of English and Writing serves both our majors and the university's Spartan Studies general education curriculum. Tenure-track faculty in the department teach a 3/3 load, divided equally between courses in the faculty member's area of expertise and academic writing classes. Successful candidates will, therefore, demonstrate a dedication to and experience teaching both creative nonfiction and academic writing. We hope to find a candidate who can situate their teaching within a diverse, inclusive, and global context.
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. Current Curriculum Vitae
3. A writing sample of no more than twenty-five pages
4. Contact information for three references
Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later time.
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 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.
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.
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