New College of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track position in environmental ethics to begin Fall 2018.  We seek candidates specializing in environmental ethics. Areas of competence are open, but an ability to teach courses in other areas of applied ethics and/or non-Western philosophy, comparative philosophy, history of science, or public policy are very welcome.

This position will be part of a cluster hire in sustainability studies; some faculty may receive joint-appointments in their discipline and in Environmental Studies. Interest in environmental justice, community engagement, and readiness to teach students in our environmental studies program is especially desirable. This position is one of 15 new faculty lines for 2018, and part of an exciting multiyear campus growth initiative funded by the State of Florida (see https://www.ncf.edu/about/growth-2024/).

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 or creative work. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to innovative undergraduate liberal arts teaching and an aptitude for interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue.

New College is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty. Candidates from underrepresented groups, women, and those whose knowledge or skills support an inclusive culture and learning environment are especially encouraged to apply.

Situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida and Sarasota Bay, an estuary of national significance, 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 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.

Interested candidates should apply online here, and send a curriculum vitae, and an unofficial graduate transcript to Ethicsearch@ncf.edu. In addition, provide

  1. a statement about teaching philosophy;
  2. a statement regarding the candidate’s contributions or approaches to supporting an inclusive culture and learning environment;
  3. two or three brief course proposals, preferably introductory and advanced.

Applicants should arrange for letters of recommendation to be submitted by three references.

Deadline: We will begin reviewing files on Nov. 15.

For further information contact chair of the search, professor April Flakne at flakne@ncf.edu.

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.