Assistant Professor of Instruction, English

Dept Number/Name: 4-1223-000 / English

College Division: College of Arts & Sciences, Sarasota-Manatee campus

Salary Plan: Faculty Job Code/Title: 9033 / Assistant Professor of Instruction, English Position Number: 00019163

ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY: The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is the intellectual heart of the University of South Florida. We are a community of teachers and scholars united in the belief that broadly educated people are the basis of a just, free and prosperous society. By focusing on the big questions facing all of humanity, we prepare students for successful personal and professional lives. By conducting innovative, interdisciplinary research and scholarship, we advance knowledge in ways that prepare us to address vexing social problems and enhance the quality of life for people and communities. On the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus, CAS includes seven faculty in the Department of English. The Department of English at the University of South Florida educates undergraduate and graduate students in literature, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing. Faculty and graduate students produce high impact scholarship and creative work that creates new knowledge, translates our research for a broader public, and facilitates engaged practice. Our work is founded in evidentiary reasoning, interpretation, and creativity. Operating across the three USF campuses, we provide cutting-edge training in writing for first-year students and for advanced students in diverse disciplines. On the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus, English faculty deliver the B.A. degrees in English and in Professional and Technical Communication as well as the required sequence of First-Year Composition.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Department of English invites applications for one full-time, nontenure earning Assistant Professor of Instruction, teaching primarily first-year composition at our Sarasota-Manatee campus. This is a permanent position with a competitive benefits package, a starting salary of $55,000, and a full-time teaching load of 4/4 (possibility for a 4/3 with course release for a non-teaching assignment). Start date: August 7, 2024.


MINIMUM: Ph.D in English (with a focus in Rhetoric and Composition or related field) or Doctorate in Education. Experience teaching composition at the college level. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor of Instruction.

PREFERRED: Two or more years’ experience teaching composition at the college level. Experience teaching a range of undergraduate writing courses at various levels. Experience teaching in multiple modalities and innovative pedagogies. Experience leading or supporting initiatives in writing programs, general education efforts, or higher education partnerships. USF Sarasota Information for Applicants This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check. Job Opening Number: 35685 Posting Date: 11/13/2023 Posting End Date: 01/10/2024 Review of applications to begin January 17th.

How To Apply: Click on the Apply Now button or visit and search using job code 35685. When applying to an opening you will have the opportunity to upload a cover letter and resume. Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter, CV, one page teaching philosophy, and provide names and contact information for three professional references. YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.

To request an accommodation with the application or interview process, please contact Carolyn Dyson, Associate Director, Human Resources, USF Sarasota-Manatee campus, a minimum of five working days in advance. Equal Employment Opportunity USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace. 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. USF's Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Statement. 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 Campus map and location overview: USF - Sarasota Campus 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 is a member of the American Athletic Conference. 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. To learn more about working at USF please visit:

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