New College of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor in international political economy and comparative political economy with a substantive focus on Latin America. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in political science, teaching experience and career interest in liberal arts teaching, and a vibrant research agenda.

In addition to anchoring the general IPE field and teaching courses in Latin American IPE/CPE, the candidate will offer an upper-level undergraduate course in the comparative politics of Latin America and join in the rotation(s) of at least one of the following disciplinary service courses: Intro to World Politics, Research Design (multiple approaches and methods), or Quantitative Analysis.  Given the IPE/CPE emphasis of this position, we expect that the candidate hired would have advanced quantitative skills and be able to guide both qualitative and quantitative undergraduate research.

While this position is open with regard to research interests, we would look especially favorably on someone who can teach about and supervise research on the large states and economies of South America. The candidate must have completed the Ph.D. by the start of employment in August 2018.

Situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida and Sarasota Bay, New College is a nationally recognized, highly selective public honors college with an 10:1 student/faculty ratio. Students are intellectually independent and highly motivated. Undergraduate research has a central role in the curriculum, and a senior thesis or project is required of all students. Students receive narrative evaluations in lieu of grades. We are committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and research and encourage collaborative student-faculty scholarship. The teaching load is two courses per semester plus individual and group tutorials. Faculty members also provide academic advising, supervise independent study projects, sponsor senior theses, and serve on baccalaureate committees. Professors are expected to maintain a program of research or creative work. We are particularly interested in candidates with a commitment to innovative undergraduate liberal arts teaching.

Candidates should apply on-line here and upload the following:

  • a cover letter;
  • c.v.;
  • statements of no more than a page each regarding teaching philosophy, the candidate’s contributions or approaches to supporting an inclusive culture and learning environment, and research interests;
  • syllabi;
  • teaching evaluations;
  • one writing sample (article or chapter length); and
  • unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts.

In addition, please ask at least three references to send signed letters on letterhead electronically to or in hard copy to:  IPE Search, Division of Social Sciences, New College of Florida, 5800 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243.

For questions about the application process, please contact Kristi Fecteau at

Review of applications will begin on Oct. 1 and continue until the position is filled. We will be at the APSA convention for preliminary interviews and more information. If you are interested in meeting at APSA, please send an e-mail to professor Barbara Hicks at with APSA-IPE in the subject line.

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.