Visiting Assistant Professor of English (FYW)
University of Tampa - Tampa, FL

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English and Writing

Position Summary:
The Department of English and Writing, in the College of Arts & Letters at The University of Tampa is pleased to invite applications for a one-year term position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of English in First-Year Writing beginning August 2013. The ideal candidate will be a dedicated teacher with a demonstrable commitment to First-Year Writing (FYW) and writing pedagogy. The teaching load will be 12 credit hours, three FYW courses per semester (100, 110, 111, 101, or 102). In addition to teaching duties, successful candidates will also foster the development of a growing FYW program by assisting with curricular initiatives, taking part in committee work, mentoring, and developing collegial exchanges with peers. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. We are committed to providing career opportunities to all.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in English or related field; college or university level experience in First-Year Writing; and demonstrated scholarly/professional activity.

Additional Information:
The University of Tampa is a medium-sized comprehensive, private university that delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. Located in the heart of one of the most dynamic commercial regions of Florida, the University has been providing education, training, and leadership skills to the Tampa Bay community through unique partnerships with business, government, the arts, and cultural entities for over 70 years. The University offers a wide array of study areas and pre-professional programs through a strong core curriculum rooted in the liberal arts, a residentially based educational experience, a commitment to an international focus, and a practical, experiential approach to learning. The University is growing and enrolls approximately 6900 students from 50 states and nearly 130 countries. The College of Arts and Letters embraces the disciplines within the fine and performing arts and the humanities in the departments of Art, Communication, English and Writing, Languages and Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, and Speech, Theatre and Dance. While students may select from liberal and high-quality professional majors, the College emphasizes the relationship between majors and areas of inquiry. The College presents a range of public events as well 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 has developed numerous partnering relationships with the outstanding artistic and cultural organizations throughout the Tampa Bay area, and globally including opportunities for its students and faculty to work collaboratively in venues like Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, and other cultural and community venues. Students in the College have studied culture in Cuba, Theatre and Film in Prague, all through these partnering activities. The scholarly Tampa University Press and the literary journal, the Tampa Review both call this College their home.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter detailing teaching experience, a current curriculum vitae, a statement about scholarship interests, and your teaching philosphy.

Required Background Checks for Selected Candidate


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