Assistant Professor - Visual Rhetoric

Gainesville, Florida
Nov 07, 2016
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor - Visual Rhetoric

Job Description:

The Department of English at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time nine-month tenure-track position at the beginning or advanced assistant professor level to begin Fall 2017. Specialization: Visual rhetoric and visual literature. We seek candidates with expertise in image/text theory, the graphic novel, and sequential arts. We especially seek those with emphases in gender and women's studies, queer theory, critical race theory, or ethnic studies. Experience in creating sequential or graphic texts and animation is also a plus. Finally, we prefer candidates with experience and interest in participating in the process of editing our international, online journal ImageText. The normal teaching assignment is two courses per semester or the equivalent.

The Department of English has a strong commitment to diversity, and we are especially interested in increasing the diversity of our faculty. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. The Department of English is strongly committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applicants are request to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Advertised Salary: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package. Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must have a PhD in hand by June 30, 2017.

Preferred Qualifications:

A strong record of publication in the field, and evidence of successful teaching.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must be submitted on-line at job number 499416, and must include: (1) a letter summarizing the applicant's qualifications, ongoing research directions, and interests in the Department, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) an article-length writing sample. Selected applicants will be contacted for letters of recommendation and for interviews at MLA or SKYPE. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by December 1, but the position will remain open until filled. Send email inquiries or nominations to Professor Anastasia Ulanowicz at:

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States must be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found a

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