New College of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English or related area, specializing in postcolonial, transatlantic, or diasporic anglophone literatures. Ph.D. in English, comparative literature, or closely related field with degree completed at time of appointment is expected. New College is undergoing an exciting period of growth across the college over the next three years; this position is one of 15 authorized under the first year of this plan and the successful applicant will be part of a significant incoming cohort across the curriculum. (https://www.ncf.edu/about/growth-2024/).

Period, genre, and geographic area of specialization are open; a focus on African and African diasporic and/or Afro-Caribbean/ Afro-Caribbean diasporic literature, literature and culture of the Indian subcontinent, circum-Atlantic literatures, and/or commonwealth literatures is of particular interest. Ability to teach across period, including prior to the 19th century is desirable. Interest in and teaching competence in indigenous studies, ecocriticism, migration, hybrid language writing, or postcolonial/decolonial writing and theory welcomed.

New College faculty collaborate with colleagues across the college’s liberal arts curriculum; joint-appointment possible as appropriate.

About New College: Situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida and Sarasota Bay, New College is a nationally recognized, selective public honors college with a 10:1 student/faculty ratio. Students are intellectually independent and highly motivated. Undergraduate research/creative work has a central role in the curriculum, and a senior thesis/project is required of all students. Students receive narrative evaluations in lieu of grades. New College is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research and encourages collaborative student-faculty scholarship.

Teaching and Scholarship Expectations: New College seeks teacher-scholars who will contribute to its liberal arts mission. The teaching load is two courses per semester plus sponsoring individual and group tutorials. In addition, faculty members provide academic advising, supervise independent study projects, sponsor senior undergraduate theses/projects, and serve on baccalaureate examination committees. The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a program of scholarly research or creative work. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to innovative undergraduate liberal arts teaching.

Application: Interested candidates should apply online here. Please send the following documents in .docx or .pdf format to englishsearch@ncf.edu: a letter of application, a current CV, and unofficial graduate transcripts. In addition, provide

  1. statement about teaching philosophy;
  2. a statement regarding the candidate’s contributions or approaches to supporting an inclusive culture and learning environment;
  3. A writing sample (published or unpublished); and
  4. three brief course descriptions (300-500 words), one directed to students in their first or second year new to the field, and two topical courses related to the candidate’s expertise for advancing students. (New College faculty design their own class content and syllabi in consultation with colleagues rather than teaching courses from a general catalog.)

Applicants should send the names and contact information for three references.

Deadline: We will begin reviewing files Oct. 23 and continue until the position is filled.

New College of Florida is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty. Candidates from underrepresented groups or whose knowledge or skills can support an inclusive learning environment are especially encouraged to apply. Consistent with law and its respect for personal dignity, the college does not discriminate against applicants for employment based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. In accordance with state law, all employees are subject to a background check at the time of hiring.

Candidates’ application materials and meetings regarding applications are open to the public upon request. Applicants requesting reasonable accommodations in order to participate in the selection process must notify the chair of the search committee 48 hours in advance of a meeting.