Endowed Chair Faculty Position in Fish Biology
The Division of Natural Sciences of New College of Florida invites applications from outstanding individuals for the Florsheim Chair in Fish Biology beginning August 2013. The level of this tenure-track position is negotiable.
The successful candidate will be expected to conduct a research program in an aquatic research facility, The Pritzker Marine Laboratory, situated on Sarasota Bay with a 50,000 gallon seawater system and equipment to support neurophysiological, neurohistochemical and behavioral work. The candidate may interact with colleagues in the Division of Social Sciences who also study the behavior of aquatic organisms in the Biopsychology Program, an inter-Divisional research and teaching enterprise.
New College of Florida, the nationally recognized honors college of the State University System of Florida, is a small, highly selective, innovative liberal arts institution situated on Sarasota Bay. With the help of faculty sponsors, students plan their own academic programs through a series of semester contracts and receive narrative evaluations in lieu of grades. A senior thesis is required of all students, and undergraduate research is a vital component of the curriculum. A high percentage of New College students pursue a PhD or advanced professional degree.
The successful candidate is expected to maintain a strong research program that is open to student involvement. The teaching load is two courses per semester plus supervision of tutorials, independent study projects and theses. We seek an individual with broad interests in the aquatic environment and who may advantageously use our coastal location for fieldwork and teaching opportunities and integrate these activities with work in the laboratory. The candidate is expected to have a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates and to working collaboratively with others in both a teaching and a research setting.
Applicants are asked to send a letter of application including a curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, at least three letters of recommendation, a description of proposed research including how undergraduates would be involved and a statement of teaching philosophy. The Division is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence and diversity of the academic community through challenging teaching, vital research and college/community service. To apply online, submit information under the fish biology posting on New College of Florida's career website.
For more information the Natural Sciences at New College of Florida, please click here. Applications received by February 15, 2013 will receive full consideration.