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 for the Communication, Media, and Culture major to begin August 15, 2020.
The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially based private institution of 9,200 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 22 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 260 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and 140 countries and “Top Tier” ranking in U.S. News & World Report.
Teaching load is 3 courses (12 credit hours) per semester over two 15-week semesters per academic year.
A Ph.D. in Communication or relate field is required. ABD will be considered.
The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in film/media studies and a research interest or background in gaming, transmedia storytelling, or immersive content while being able to integrate media production and critical inquiry in their teaching through emergent/convergent platforms such as video essays, podcasts, VR/AR/360° video, etc. We welcome candidates who can strengthen the critical and cultural diversity in our curriculum, including updating existing courses and proposing new ones (as needed).
The University of Tampa’s Communication Department houses three vibrant majors in Communication, Advertising and Public Relations, and Journalism. The communication curriculum is designed to meaningfully explore critical perspectives on media, culture, and political economy as it prepares students to engage in creative production practice. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, maintain an active record of scholarship, participate in academic advising, and engage in service to the department, college, university, and broader community. We welcome innovative pedagogies, and varied research agendas and traditions of scholarship.
For further details, and to apply, please visit our website at www.ut.edu/jobs
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.