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Assistant Professor of Communication, Emerging Media

The University Tampa
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 12, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Media Studies
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Communication Department within the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Communication specializing in emerging media to begin August 15, 2022.


The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially-based private institution of more than 10,000 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 24 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 260 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and more than 100 countries, and "Top Tier" ranking in U.S. News & World Report.


Teaching load is 3 courses (12 credit hours) per semester over two 15-week semesters per academic year.


The department seeks a candidate with a Ph.D. (by time of appointment) in Communication or a related field to teach undergraduate courses and potentially graduate courses in theories and practices of emerging media. Special consideration will be given to candidates with applied expertise in user experience research or in emerging media/social media content development. Scholarship on emerging media industries, gaming and game culture, social media fan culture, or virtual/immersive worlds is desirable. We welcome candidates who can strengthen the critical and cultural diversity in our curriculum, including updating existing courses and proposing new ones (as needed).


The University of Tampa’s Communication Department houses four vibrant majors in Communication, Media, and Culture (CMC); Advertising and Public Relations; Communication and Speech Studies; and Journalism. In addition, the department has a prominent role in the Master of Arts in Social and Emerging Media and in the Master of Arts in Professional Communication. The CMC curriculum is designed to meaningfully explore critical perspectives on media, culture, and political economy as it prepares students to engage in creative production practice. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching, maintain an active record of scholarship, participate in academic advising, and engage in service to the department, college, university, and broader community. We welcome innovative pedagogies, and varied research agendas and traditions of scholarship.


Applicants should apply online at the University of Tampa website ( and be prepared to attach a CV and a cover letter that describes their research, their teaching experience, and how they approach teaching students from diverse backgrounds, graduate transcripts, work samples (e.g., links to research projects, emerging media projects, writing samples), and the names and contact information for three references will be required upon extension of an interview.


Review of applications received by January 10, 2022 will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity 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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