Visiting Assistant Professor of Instruction

Job ID 36727


Tampa, FL 

Department: English / 0-1223-000

College: College of Arts & Sciences

Salary Plan: Regular

Hiring Salary: $50,000/year


Job Details:

The Department of English at the University of South Florida seeks to hire multiple 9-month, full-time, non-tenure earning Visiting Assistant Professors of Instruction to start August 7, 2024. These visiting positions are for the 2024-2025 academic year with possible extension for a second or third year. Teaching load is 4/4 with primary teaching responsibilities in First Year Composition and Professional and Technical Communication with occasional potential to teach a course related to another specialization. Courses are capped at 19 students. Salary is $50,000 with first class benefit package available.


QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in an English studies discipline (e.g., from an accredited institution by August 7, 2024), minimum two years’ experience teaching writing at the postsecondary level. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor of Instruction.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition, Technical and Professional Communication or related fields from accredited institution by start date; experience teaching Technical and Professional Communication at the post-secondary level. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor of Instruction.

USF Tampa

Information for Applicants 

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

Job Opening Number: 36727

Posting Date:  04/12/2024

Posting End Date: 05/10/2024

How To Apply 

Applications must be received through the USF Career Website.  Click to access our USF Careers site or click/enter into your browser.  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 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. Only online applications are accepted for this position.

Applicants should submit a cover letter with attention to teaching experiences, CV, teaching philosophy, and a list of three references (must be in one attachment). 

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


Equal Employment Opportunity 

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace. Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. For disability accommodations, contact Tammy Dixon 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.

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 - Tampa 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: Work Here. Learn Here. Grow Here.

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