New College of Florida seeks a scholar-teacher with expertise in Latin American and Hispanic Caribbean popular music and culture for a new tenure-track position. Applicants who focus on African diasporic culture(s) are particularly welcomed. The candidate should also have the capacity and desire to contribute to the development of an interdisciplinary program in Latin American Studies. Ph.D. or terminal degree in relevant discipline or interdisciplinary area is required by time of hire. Relevant disciplines or interdisciplinary areas may include ethnomusicology, musicology, anthropology, sociology, folklore, Latin American studies, performance studies, cultural studies, and other areas and fields that engage critically with popular music in a global context. This position is one of 15 new faculty lines for 2018, and part of an exciting campus-growth initiative funded by the State of Florida (see https://www.ncf.edu/about/growth-2024/).

We are particularly interested in those who have demonstrated commitment to innovative teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment, including connecting with the local community. Faculty teach two courses per semester,  sponsor individual and group tutorials, serve as academic advisors, supervise independent study projects during the January interterm, sponsor senior undergraduate theses/projects, and serve on baccalaureate committees. Candidates with broad interests and the ability to supervise students across disciplines are preferred. In addition to teaching, faculty are expected to establish and maintain a program of research. Experience as a musician or leading a student ensemble is not required, but would be welcomed.

Sarasota and the Tampa Bay area, on Florida’s west coast, offer an exceptionally rich array of cultural and arts institutions as well as opportunities to connect with local artists and community-based arts and culture groups.

New College is an associate member of the Hispanic Association for Colleges and Universities, and a nationally recognized, selective public honors college with an 10:1 student/faculty ratio. Students are intellectually independent and highly motivated. Undergraduate research plays a central role in the curriculum, and a senior thesis/project is required of each student for graduation. Students receive narrative evaluations in lieu of grades.  Committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research, New College encourages collaborative student-faculty scholarship and artistic work.

Interested candidates should apply online at here. A complete application will include an email to musicologysearch@ncf.edu and contain letter of application, CV, the names of three references (including at least one who can address teaching), unofficial graduate transcripts, two descriptions of potential courses, and a statement regarding the candidate’s contributions or approaches to supporting an inclusive learning environment.

We will begin reviewing files Nov.15 and continue until the position is filled. According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding applications are open to the public upon request.  Applicants who need 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. New College is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Institution.