Visiting Assistant Professor, Journalism

Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 22, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Visiting Assistant Professor, Journalism

The Communication Department within the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa seeks candidates for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication for the Journalism major in the Department of Communication to begin August 2021.

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 ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree related to the appointment and teaching/research interests primarily in journalism and mass communication. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have strong professional experience in the area of broadcast journalism. Professional experience in sports journalism is also highly desirable. The ideal candidate possesses a commitment to excellence in teaching and producing research with students and proven experience engaging students in learning by doing, scholarship, conference activity, and on-campus engagement. This colleague will be joining faculty in an expanding Communication Department and College and will be relied upon to support the growth and diversity in our programs, including proposing new courses (as needed).

Teaching load is 3 courses (12 credit hours) per semester over two 15-week semesters per academic year. There is an expectation the line will be converted to tenure track pending meeting enrollment targets.

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Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Graduate transcripts and production examples (e.g., highlight reel of professional journalism experience, writing samples) required upon extension of interview.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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.