Assistant Professor of Communication
The Communication Department within the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in Communication to begin August 15, 2019. Teaching load is 3 courses (12 credit hours) per semester over two 15-week semesters per academic year.
The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially-based private institution of 8,900 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 21 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 229 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and 140 countries, and "Top Tier" ranking in U.S. News and World Report.
The department seeks a candidate with a Ph.D. (by time of appointment) in Communication or a related field to teach a range of possible undergraduate communication courses. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in intercultural communication, and we encourage applications from scholars who approach the field from a perspective informed by critical studies in race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, and/or critical engagement with the Global South. We welcome candidates who can strengthen the critical and cultural diversity in our curriculum, including updating existing courses and proposing new ones (as needed).
For further details and to apply, please visit our website at www.ut.edu/jobs
Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter, CV and contact information for three professional references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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 embraces the disciplines within the fine and performing arts and the humanities through 22 degree programs, 29 minors and an MFA in Creative Writing. The College is home to eight collaborative academic departments: Art and Design, Communication, English and Writing, Film, Animation and New Media, Languages and Linguistics, Music, Philosophy and Religion, and Speech, Theatre and Dance. Faculty across The College embrace both theory and practice and engage with emerging technologies in cutting-edge facilities. The College also presents a range of public events from art exhibitions in the Scarfone-Hartley Gallery, to theatre and dance productions in the historic Falk Theatre, to musical events in the stunning venues in Plant Hall. The College leverages its downtown location to make connections with numerous outstanding artistic and cultural organizations in the Tampa Bay area and also embraces global learning opportunities. The scholarly Tampa University Press and the literary journal, the Tampa Review both call this College their home.
The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action 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.