Visiting Professor of Instruction in Communication, Media, and Culture

The University of Tampa
Tampa, Florida
Jan 08, 2021
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Visiting Professor of Instruction in Communication, Media, and Culture

The Department of Communication within the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Tampa seeks to hire a full-time Professor of Instruction to begin August 2021. This is a visiting non-tenure-track position.

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 20 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 & World Report.

The University of Tampa’s Communication Department houses four vibrant majors in Communication, Media and Culture; Communication and Speech Studies; Advertising and Public Relations; and Journalism. The department also contributes to a graduate program in Professional Communication. The communication curriculum is designed to meaningfully explore critical perspectives on media and culture as it prepares students to engage as citizens and professional communicators.

We are looking for a communication generalist who is able to teach undergraduate courses such as Media and Society, Visual Literacy, and film studies courses. The teaching load for this position is four courses (16 credit hours) per semester. There is an expectation that this line will continue.

A Ph.D. in Communication or a relevant field is required. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but all degree requirements must be completed by the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching. We welcome innovative pedagogies, and varied research agendas and traditions of scholarship.

Applications received by Feb 1, 2021 will receive priority consideration.

For further details and to apply, please visit our website at
Applicants should be prepared to attach a current curriculum vitae, a cover letter with a brief explanation of candidate’s teaching philosophy, at least one sample syllabus and name, phone number, email address for three (3) references.

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 (CAL) is a place where theory meets practice and expression meets experience. Guided by faculty who are talented artists and distinguished scholars, students come to CAL to study everything from fleeting 140-character tweets to enduring works of classic literature. The College is home to eight collaborative and innovative academic departments: Art and Design, Communication, English and Writing, Film, Animation and New Media, Languages and Linguistics, Music, Philosophy and Religion, and Theatre and Dance.

As a community of scholars and artists, the College of Arts and Letters engages in cutting-edge creative work, technological innovation, critical scholarly practice, and dialogue with diverse communities. Faculty and students across CAL work with emerging technologies in cutting-edge facilities including the stunning new Ferman Center for the Arts, the Bailey Art Studios and FabLAB, the historic Falk Theatre, the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values, and the Cass media production facilities.

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

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