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Assistant Professor position in Latinx Studies and Digital Media

Department: Communication / 0-1217-000
College/Division: College of Arts and Sciences
Salary Plan: Faculty
Hiring Salary: Negotiable

The Department of Communication at the University of South Florida seeks to fill a 9-month, full-time and tenure-earning Assistant Professor position in Latinx Studies and Digital Media. A PhD in Communication or related area is required. Applications from individuals who are ABD will be accepted, but the degree must be conferred by appointment start date. Salary is negotiable.

We seek a scholar whose research focuses on Latinx Studies and Digital Media, using humanistic and/or social scientific perspectives. The successful candidate will have the promise of, or an outstanding research record in communication, or related area, that aligns with the department’s mission to embrace inquiry and engagement around issues of culture, performance, and social justice. We are especially interested in applicants whose scholarship complements and extends departmental media emphases in critical/cultural studies, forms, and effects. Possible areas of research include, but are not limited to: ethnicity, inequality, citizenship, immigration, migration, transnationalism, globalization, decolonization, settler colonialism, postcolonialism, politics, algorithms, networks, platforms, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, social media, video games, or feminist, queer, or disability studies.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:
Must have a doctoral degree in Communication or a related field from an accredited institution, or the highest degree appropriate in the field of specialization, with a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching, academic research, and service. Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor.

Minimum Qualifications for this position also include:

  • a record of, or promise of publications in Latinx Studies and Digital Media that demonstrates the ability to earn tenure at a research-1 institution
  • a record of, or promise of successful teaching

Please note: Doctoral degree must be conferred by the start of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants with:

  • a PhD in Communication
  • experience teaching courses in communication or related field, including Latinx Studies and Digital Media
  • ability to mentor masters and doctoral students in the areas of Media and Race/Ethnicity
  • ability to contribute to the intellectual diversity of the Department

The Department is committed to removing barriers that have been traditionally encountered by individuals from underrepresented groups; strives to recruit faculty who will further enhance our diversity; and makes every attempt to support their academic, professional, and personal success while they are here. The University of South Florida recognizes that a diverse faculty benefits and enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community.

How To Apply

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Please submit the following, compiled in one pdf document, by January 9, 2020, in this order*:

  • a cover letter
  • a research statement no longer than two pages
  • a teaching statement no longer than one page
  • three (3) 100-word descriptions of courses you could teach that would complement our existing offerings: including one graduate course (MA & PhD), and two undergraduate courses
  • a CV
  • names and contact information for three references
  • one article/chapter-length publication
  • complete Teaching evaluations (numerical data and all student comments) for two years, no earlier than 2015

*More materials may be requested at a later date.

Also, please have three letters of recommendation sent directly to the department by email to

Review of applications will begin after January 9, 2020. Questions about this position should be addressed to Rachel E. Dubrofsky, Search Committee Chair (

The University of South Florida, established in 1956 and located in Tampa, is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three separately accredited institutions: USF, USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Serving more than 50,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.8 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF ranks in the top 30 nationally for research expenditures among public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. In 2018, the Florida Board of Governors designated USF as a Preeminent State Research University, placing USF in the most elite category among the state’s 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution. For disability accommodations, contact the department at 813-974-2145 /, a minimum of five working days in advance.

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