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Assistant Professor of Instruction

Humanities and Cultural Studies Department, University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida
Posted Date
Nov 1, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Department: Humanities & Cultural Studies / 0-1237-000

College: College of Arts & Sciences - Tampa Campus 

Salary Plan: Regular / Faculty

Hiring Salary: $55,000 


The Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies (HCS) at the University of South Florida, Tampa campus seeks to fill a Full-Time, Non-Tenure-Earning, Permanent position for Assistant Professor of Instruction. Expected start date is August 7, 2023. This is a 9-month instructional position with a 4/4 load.

The Assistant Professor of Instruction will regularly teach HUM 1020: Introduction to Humanities, a course focused on contextualized, close-readings of a variety of expressive media such as film, digital media, visual art, music, and literature. For examples of syllabi, visit, Preferred areas of specialization include black cultural studies, afro-latinx studies, sound studies, indigenous studies, eco-criticism, 19th-century colonialism, feminism, race, ethnicity, and social justice. 


HCS is an interdisciplinary department with faculty working in a variety of fields, including American studies, film and media, history, art history, musicology, and philosophy. We offer BA and MA degrees in three areas of concentration: American studies, film studies, and humanities. HCS is committed to creating a more intellectually diverse, inclusive, and equitable institution, and encourages Black, Latina/o/x, Native American, and other historically underrepresented candidates to apply. 


A PhD in a humanistic field of study is REQUIRED. Applications from individuals who are ABD will be accepted, but the degree must be conferred by the appointment start date.


Preference will be given for a candidate whose work is interdisciplinary and who is capable of teaching multiple forms of art, culture, and media in social and historical context. Preferred areas of specialization include black cultural studies, afro-latinx studies, sound studies, indigenous studies, eco-criticism, 19th-century colonialism, feminism, race, ethnicity, and social justice. 

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Information for Applicants 

This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

Job Reference ID: 32460

Posting Date:  10/27/2022

Posting End Date: 01/16/2023

How To Apply 

Click on the Apply Now button.  When applying to an opening you will have the opportunity to upload a cover letter and resume.

Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.

In addition to the online application, candidates must submit a cover letter, a CV with the names and contact information for three references, and a teaching statement. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is January 16, 2023. At a later stage, candidates may be asked for sample syllabi and a writing sample.

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Equal Employment Opportunity 

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace. Conclusion of this search is subject to final budgetary approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. For disability accommodations, contact Ann Green at or (813) 974-9380 a minimum of five working days in advance.

The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University's Title IX Coordinator.

Work Location 

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About USF 

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report's national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Working at USF 

With more than 16,000 employees at USF, the University of South Florida is one of the largest employers in the Tampa Bay region.  At USF you will find opportunities to excel in a rich academic environment that fosters the development and advancement of our employees.  We believe in creating a talented, engaged and driven workforce through on-going development and career opportunities. We also offer a first class benefit package that includes medical, dental and life insurance plans, retirement plan options, tuition program and generous leave programs and more.

To learn more about working at USF please visit: Work Here. Learn Here. Grow Here.

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