Department: Communication / 0-1217-000
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Salary Plan: Permanent / Faculty
Hiring Salary: $55,000/year
Located in Tampa and on the traditional Homelands and territories of the Seminole, the University of South Florida is a vibrant, urban research university.
The Department of Communication at the University of South Florida seeks to fill a 9-month, full-time Assistant Professor of Instruction of Communication position to begin August 7, 2023. This is a non-tenure track position. Salary is $55K and non-negotiable. Review of applications will begin after 1/09/2023.
We seek a Director of Public Speaking. This colleague will teach public speaking and related courses and supervise the activities of an Assistant Director. Public Speaking enrolls over 800 students per term in 30+ sections taught by faculty, graduate teaching associates, and adjunct faculty across three campuses. Duties include assisting with the maintenance of common course and general education curricula across three campuses, and with the coordination of instruction. Applicants should be committed to excellence in teaching and prepared for a up to four-course teaching assignment each semester, with teaching load expected to be negotiated because of applicant’s role as Director of Public Speaking.
We encourage Black, Indigenous, Latina/o/x, people of color, those identifying as LGBTQIAAP+, those with disabilities, and other historically underrepresented candidates to apply.
Our faculty values and uses a range of humanistic, interpretive, critical, and social scientific modes to communication inquiry and seeks a colleague who appreciates our department’s methodological range. We are particularly interested in applicants who can highlight how their teaching and scholarship implicates issues of diversity, equity, accessibility, social justice, and/or public engagement.
Applicants should be able to teach undergraduate courses, in particular, public speaking in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats.
The Department is committed to removing barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups; strives to recruit and retain faculty who will further enhance our diversity; and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success while they are here. The University of South Florida recognizes that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community.
USF provides a promotional career path for individuals who hold full-time, non-tenure track teaching positions.
QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):
Candidates must have: A Ph.D. in Communication or a related field from an accredited institution at time of appointment. A demonstrated record or promise of achievement in teaching public speaking.
Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor of Instruction.
Preference will be given to applicants with:
- Experience coordinating or assistant coordinating public speaking or other related introductory courses
- A record of teaching or research in communication pedagogy (or related field)
- Teaching or research that implicates issues of diversity, equity, accessibility, social justice, and/or public engagement, and fits with department foci
- Experience with online teaching
- Experience tailoring public speaking across the curriculum
- Ability to contribute to the intellectual diversity of the department
Information for Applicants
This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.
Job Opening Number: 32620
Posting Date: 11/07/2022
Posting End Date: 01/09/2023
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Please submit the following, compiled in one .pdf document, in this order*:
1) Cover letter (no longer than two pages) that includes information related to teaching, scholarship, and approach to leadership
3) Names and contact information for three references
*More materials, including evidence of teaching effectiveness, a diversity statement, and letters of reference may be requested at a later date.
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