The Department of Communication at the University of South Florida invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2012. Applicants must have earned a doctorate in Communication (or related discipline) by August 2011, and be willing to make Communication their academic home. We seek a scholar who has a record of published scholarship and successful teaching experience commensurate with the length of time since earning the Ph.D. and appropriate for appointment in a doctoral degree granting department at a Research I university. Applicants should have a research and teaching profile that fits within and contributes to our department’s qualitative, critical, and interpretive orientation, and our integration of social science with humanistic, narrative, and performative approaches to inquiry. Although substantive areas are open, the candidate’s interests should connect with one or more of our department’s emphases in interpersonal, family, health, organizational, media, global, and applied communication. We welcome applicants whose research engages race, gender, or class within these areas of study. We seek candidates who can demonstrate potential to secure external funding for research, mentor graduate students, and build productive connections with local or global research sites.
Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with the candidate’s credentials and experience. According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding the search are open to the public. For disability accommodations, please notify the search chair at least five working days in advance of need. The department strongly encourages applications from scholars of color.
A completed application file includes a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a teaching portfolio, and documentation of research (include up to three published works). For more information and to apply, go to this site.
Application materials other than letters of recommendation must be included in your online application and received by November 23, 2011.
Letters of recommendation should be sent to:
Dr. Carolyn Ellis
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Communication
University of South Florida
4202 East Fowler Avenue CIS1040
Tampa, FL 33620-7800
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classified the University of South Florida in the top tier of research universities (RU/VH), a distinction attained by only 2.2% of all U.S. universities. USF’s total for research awards topped $394 million. The university is authorized to provide 246 degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. It has a $1.6 billion budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion in the Tampa Bay area, and serves more than 47,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and USF Polytechnic in Lakeland. The university is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference and is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Equal Access employer.