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Professor of Instruction of English and Writing

The University of Tampa
Florida, United States
Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 28, 2018

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Professor of Instruction of English and Writing

The Department of English and Writing within the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa is pleased to invite applications for a term (renewable contract) position as Professor of Instruction of English and Writing to begin in August 2019.

The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially-based private institution of 8,900 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.

Our vibrant and growing Academic Writing (AWR) Program welcomes applicants with experience and enthusiasm for teaching academic writing to students with diverse and international backgrounds. The ideal candidate will be a dedicated teacher with demonstrable commitment to Academic Writing and writing pedagogy. We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in Accelerated Learning Programs or studio courses, programmatic assessment, or student placement. The teaching load will be 28 credit hours per year in AWR, typically consisting of seven four-hour courses. In addition to teaching duties, successful candidates will contribute to the Academic Writing Program by participating in curricular initiatives, taking part in committee work, and developing collegial exchanges with peers.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in English or related field; college- or university-level experience teaching Academic Writing; and demonstrated scholarly/professional activity. Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter detailing teaching experience and scholarly interests, a current curriculum vita, a scholarly writing sample, a one-page teaching philosophy for Academic Writing, and a copy of graduate transcripts. In addition, applicants will be requested to enter names and email addresses for three (3) reference providers who can address the candidate’s teaching experience and scholarship.

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Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter detailing teaching experience, current curriculum vitae, name and contact information for references, scholarly writing sample, statement of scholarship interests, one-page teaching philosophy for Academic Writing and copy of graduate transcripts

The University delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. The University has a strong core curriculum rooted in the liberal arts, an enduring commitment to internationalization that has garnered the Senator Paul Simon Award, and a practical, experiential approach to learning. The University offers more than 200 areas of study, including majors in our colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Natural and Health Sciences and Social Sciences, Math and Education and 14 master's programs.

The College of Arts and Letters embraces the disciplines within the fine and performing arts and the humanities through 22 degree programs, 29 minors and an MFA in Creative Writing. The College is home to eight collaborative academic departments: Art and Design, Communication, English and Writing, Film, Animation and New Media, Languages and Linguistics, Music, Philosophy and Religion, and Speech, Theatre and Dance. Faculty across The College embrace both theory and practice and engage with emerging technologies in cutting-edge facilities. The College also presents a range of public events from art exhibitions in the Scarfone-Hartley Gallery, to theatre and dance productions in the historic Falk Theatre, to musical events in the stunning venues in Plant Hall. The College leverages its downtown location to make connections with numerous outstanding artistic and cultural organizations in the Tampa Bay area and also embraces global learning opportunities. The scholarly Tampa University Press and the literary journal, the Tampa Review both call this College their home.

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.

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