Assistant Professor of English

Jacksonville, FL
Jul 18, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Position Information

Job TitleAssistant Professor of EnglishPosition Number315940Requisition NumberB06830Position TypeFaculty 9-10 MonthsClass CodeTime-limited throughType of AppointmentFull-Time, Tenure-TrackFaculty Position Sub-TypeRegularLength of Appointment9 monthsInternal Recruitment?NoWorking HoursDepartmentEnglishOrganizationCOLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES DivisionAcademic Affairs - DIVCollegeCollege of Arts and SciencesApproved Hiring Salary RangePay BasisAnnuallyEOD

In 2018, the University of North Florida (UNF) received the prestigious INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, the only application-based national award for U.S. colleges and universities that exhibit an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion across their campuses. In addition, UNF ranked highest among the 80 HEED institutions and was also recognized as a 2018 Diversity Champion.

The University of North Florida (UNF) is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. The University of North Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not commit or permit discrimination or harassment on the basis of genetic information, race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or veteran status in any educational, employment, social, recreational program or activity that it offers. In addition, UNF will not commit or permit retaliation against an individual who complains of discrimination or harassment or an individual who cooperates in an investigation of an alleged violation of University Regulation.


UNF is a Carnegie Community Engaged Institution. This designation celebrates the University’s collaboration with community partners from the local to the global level. It reflects UNF’s mission to contribute to the public good and prepare educated, engaged citizens.

General Description / Primary Purpose

The University of North Florida invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in English, with a specialization in Rhetoric and Composition, beginning August 5, 2019. A PhD in English, Rhetoric and Composition is required. We seek innovative candidates with experience in curricular design to support writing at all levels in the respective disciplines throughout the university. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrable experience and expertise in the following areas: writing theory and pedagogy, writing assessment, tutor training, budget management, and the implementation of actions of continuous improvement planning. We seek candidates with an established research agenda in academic integrity, media studies, interdisciplinary writing, and/or writing pedagogy. Course load is normally three courses per semester.

Applicants must complete an online application and submit (i) a letter of interest, (ii) a current curriculum vita containing at least three references and their contact information, (iii) sample syllabi, (iv) a teaching philosophy statement, (v) a research statement, and (vi) unofficial transcripts. Application review for this position will begin on June 11, 2019. Open until filled.

The University of North Florida is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. UNF has a strong commitment to achieving excellence through diversity of faculty, administration, staff, and students. The University encourages applications from ethnic and racial minorities, persons with disabilities, and military veterans and spouses as part of our effort to establish faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in teaching and the scholarship of discovery, application, and integration of knowledge.

Essential Duties

Job Function

Prepare course materials and offer in-person and/or online writing instruction as assigned by the Writing Program & Center Director and/or Department of English Chair. Perform other service-related activities including outreach, participating in assessment activities, working on committees, and other departmental and university service. Develop, sustain, and make public (or publish) a meaningful and coherent matrix of research and professional development.

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Marginal FunctionsRequired QualificationsFaculty Position Required Qualifications

A PhD in English, with a specialization in Rhetoric and Composition is required.

Departmental Requirements

Five years’ experience teaching college-level writing.

Experience in collaborative curriculum development.

Statement(s) of Understanding Definition

This position requires a background check. In conjunction with the University’s policy, this position may also require a credit check.

The holder of this position is designated as a “Responsible Employee” pursuant to their role under Title IX. Therefore, the incumbent must promptly report allegations of sexual misconduct, sexual violence, and child sexual abuse by or against any student, employee, contractor, or visitor to the University’s Title IX Administrator or any divisional Title IX Coordinator.

Required Licensure or CertificationMachines/Equipment used regularlyAnticipated Start Date08/05/2019Job Posting Date05/29/2019Application Review Date06/17/2019Application DeadlineOpen Until FilledYesPoint of Contact InformationJamie Roarty, 904-620-2273Hiring OfficialKeith Cartwright, 904-620-1245Location if not JacksonvilleSpecial Instructions

Applicants must complete an online application and submit (i) a letter of interest, (ii) a current curriculum vita, (iii) research statement (as Department Specific Document), (iv) a teaching philosophy statement, (v) sample syllabi, and (vi) unofficial transcripts.

Please include at least three references and their contact information on the application. References will be contacted at the campus interview stage.

Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents, at in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Jamie Roarty at (904) 620-2273, or via e-mail at [email protected] Initial review of applications will begin on June 17th, 2019. Position open until filled.

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    Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
    1. Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Department Specific: See Special Instructions
    4. Statement of Teaching/Advising Philosophy
    5. Sample Course Syllabus
    6. Unofficial Transcripts
    Optional Documents