Assistant Professor, Humanities and Cultural Studies

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Position Details

Position Number 30195
Class Title Assistant Professor, Humanities and Cultural Studies
Administrative Title No Administrative Function
Job Description

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Central Florida (UCF) seeks to hire an assistant professor of humanities and cultural studies. This is a 9-month, tenure-earning position carrying a 3/2 teaching load pre-tenure and research expectations commensurate with earning tenure at a research university. The position begins August 2018.

UCF is located in metropolitan Orlando, FL, and is an emerging preeminent research university. It serves 66,000 students, many of whom are first generation college students and/or ethnic minority students, and will soon be designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). One of four academic programs in the Department of Philosophy, the Humanities and Cultural Studies program serves a majority female and increasingly majority student of color population, almost one-third of whom identify as Hispanic or Latinx.

Position Minimum Qualifications

A Ph.D. in a field relevant to humanities and cultural studies from an accredited institution by time of application and at least 1 year of full-time university/college-level teaching experience or its equivalent. We are open to candidates with diverse disciplinary training and teaching experience. However, the successful candidate will have one or more of the following as an area of teaching competence: critical theory, critical race theory, digital humanities, gender theory, performance theory, postcolonial theory, or queer theory.


Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinarity, and an active research agenda. Successful experience teaching large classes and/or teaching online is a plus, as is the ability to contribute to department efforts to recruit and retain students, to serve under-represented populations, to build relationships with other programs and units on and off campus, and/or to seek grant funding. We are especially interested in candidates with teaching and research expertise in one or more of the following: Black Studies, Caribbean Studies, Latin American Studies, Migration/Diaspora Studies, Borderlands, Hemispheric Studies, or Transnationalism and Globalization.

Special Conditions
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Additional Application Materials Required

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, In addition to the online application, interested candidates must attach the following materials to their application:
• a cover letter,
• a curriculum vitae,
• evidence of teaching effectiveness,
• a 1-page research statement,
• a brief writing sample,
• the names and contact information for three professional references.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

For further information regarding this position, contact Shelley Park, Search Committee Chair at

Application deadline: January 4, 2018. The review process will begin once the application period closes.

FTE 1.0-Full-Time
Requisition Number 701185
Job Open Date 11/10/2017
Job Close Date 01/04/2018
Open until filled No
Division Academic Affairs
College/Area College of Arts and Humanities (CAH)
Department CAH-Philosophy and Humanities
Annual Salary Negotiable
Type of Appointment Regular
Job Category Faculty
Work Location Orlando (Main)
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  1. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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