New College of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in microbiology starting in August 2018. A Ph.D. in the biological sciences or a related field is required. Research interests incorporating environmental microbiology in marine or freshwater systems are preferred. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence in teaching and research, and postdoctoral research and teaching experience are strongly preferred. New College is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty. Women and candidates from underrepresented groups or whose knowledge or skills can support an inclusive culture and learning environment are especially encouraged to apply.

The teaching load is two courses per semester plus sponsoring individual and group tutorials. In addition to classes and tutorials, faculty members provide academic advising, supervise independent study projects, sponsor senior undergraduate theses/projects, and serve on baccalaureate committees. The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a program of research. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to innovative undergraduate liberal arts teaching.

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/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. A description of the Division of Natural Sciences can be found here. Facilities include a new wing of the Heiser Natural Sciences Complex and the Pritzker Marine Biology Research Center, which features circulating conditioned seawater and life support equipment suitable for culturing a wide variety of aquatic organisms.

A complete application will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, the names of three references (including at least one who can address teaching), unofficial graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy (including course proposals), a statement regarding the candidate’s contributions or approaches to supporting an inclusive culture and learning environment, and a description of proposed research that includes how undergraduates would be involved. Review of completed applications will begin Oct. 16 and continue until the position is filled.

An online application, found here, should be completed.

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.