Assistant Professor of English and Writing

The Department of English & Writing at the University of Tampa is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English and Writing, specializing in editing and publishing, to begin in August 2019.


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.


The Department of English & Writing seeks a colleague whose work bridges the historical study of media technologies and current publishing practices. The annual teaching load for this position is six four-credit courses, three in editing and publishing, digital media, or related courses proposed by the candidate. English & Writing faculty also teach three courses annually in our Academic Writing Program, which serves our diverse and international student body through lower-level offerings in inquiry- and research-based writing. Desirable areas specialty for this position include print/material culture, histories of textual production, or convergence between print and digital technologies. Professional experience in literary editing or publication management is a significant advantage. The Department of English and Writing offers opportunities to contribute to the University of Tampa Press, the award-winning literary journal Tampa Review, and the Tampa Book Arts Studio.


The successful candidate will have a PhD in English or a related field; college- or university-level teaching experience; and demonstrated scholarly/professional activity.


Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter detailing teaching experience and scholarly interests, a current curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and a copy of graduate transcripts.


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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.