Assistant Professor - English

Department: English / 0-1223-000

College: College of Arts & Sciences

Salary Plan: Faculty / Regular

Hiring Salary: Salary is commensurate with the post of Assistant Professor.


Position Summary:

The Department of English at the University of South Florida seeks to appoint TWO 9-month, full-time and tenure-track Assistant Professors in Creative Writing.  The appointment start date is August 7, 2024.  Salary is commensurate with the post of Assistant Professor.  Review of applications will begin on 12/11/2023.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

An MFA or Doctoral degree from an accredited institution is required prior to August 7, 2024, with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching creative writing, publishing creative writing, and service. To receive consideration, applicants must have at least one book published or a book under contract.  Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor. 

Preferred Qualifications:

One of these positions is open genre, including but not limited to fiction, nonfiction, comics/graphic narrative, digital storytelling, hybrid genres, and or young adult literatures. For one of the positions, preference will be given to writers working in the field of poetry. Preference will be given in one position to a writer working in Latin literatures. The ability to teach in multiple genres as well as students from diverse backgrounds is welcome.


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Information for Applicants 

This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 35280

Posting Date:  10/03/2023

Posting End Date: 12/15/2023


How To Apply 

Click on the Apply Now button. Attach a cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, and writing sample. Please also provide the names and contact details for three references. Review of applications will begin on 12/11/2023.

Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above.  YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT

Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public.  Only online applications are accepted for this position.

To request an accommodation with the application or interview process, please contact Central Human Resources by telephone: 813-974-2970 or email

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Equal Employment Opportunity 

USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution. For disability accommodations, contact Nisha Brijmohan at, a minimum of five working days in advance.

The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University's Title IX Coordinator.

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Federal Rights

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).


Work Location 

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About USF 

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF has earned widespread national recognition for its success graduating under-represented minority and limited-income students at rates equal to or higher than white and higher income students. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference. Learn more at


Working at USF 

With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region.  At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees.  We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

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