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 (https://utampa.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/Faculty)
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
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.