Information for Nat Sci Faculty Applicants

Additional information for faculty applicants in the Natural Sciences program.

Assistant Professor of Coastal and Marine Sciences

PLEASE NOTE: New College of Florida is hiring multiple new faculty lines ( We are also hiring an Assistant Professor in Microbiology with a marine focus.

New College welcomes applicants whose research programs complement those of the current faculty. Research interests incorporating geospatial data analyses and desire to develop projects in the local marine and estuarine environments are also highly valued.

The New College campus, including the Pritzker Marine Biology Research Center, is situated directly on Sarasota Bay, two miles from Tidy Island, an 88-hectare mangrove preserve deeded to the New College Foundation for teaching and research. New College also operates a 26-foot research vessel, suitable for inshore work.

New College is also a member of the Florida Institute of Oceanography. FIO operates two research vessels, equipped with advanced oceanographic research equipment, which provide access to the offshore marine environments of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. FIO also operates the Keys Marine Laboratory, situated in the middle Florida Keys. KML provides a platform for short- and long-term tropical laboratory and field research, as well as easy access to Florida Bay, the Everglades National Park, the Florida Current, and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary via their fleet of five research vessels.

These profiles are examples, and scientists with related interests are encouraged to apply as this is a broad search. Review of completed applications will begin Nov. 13 and continue until the position is filled. An online application, at, should be completed. New College of Florida is an EOE institution.

Coastal Geographer

Specific research and teaching interests may include coastal processes, sustainability, and resiliency. Also desirable are proficiency in the Esri ArcGIS system structure (version 10.1 or higher), including ArcGIS Desktop, Enterprise Geodatabase (ArcSDE on SQL Server), ArcGIS Server (Service Oriented Architecture software design), and the Web APIs to create GIS Web applications and/or other GIS solutions to support teaching and research.


Specific research and teaching interests may include coastal or marine processes, emerging environmental sensors, hydrologic data assimilation, watershed and landscape hydrology, water quality monitoring, and biogeomorphology. Applicants are encouraged to develop research programs in local watersheds and to strengthen regional approaches to water, wetlands, and watershed protection.

Interdisciplinary Earth Scientist

Specific research and teaching interests may include land surface-atmospheric remote sensing, global water and energy cycling, land-atmosphere interactions, ecosystem-climate feedbacks, and sea-level rise modelling. Applicants are encouraged to consider how they may strengthen existing programs and develop research programs in the regional environment.

Marine/aquatic ecologist

Specific research and teaching interests may include interactions between abiotic and biotic marine or estuarine elements, including fisheries modelling, blue carbon dynamics, especially in the local community or using existing college resources.


Specific research and teaching interests may include a combination of the interdisciplinary foundations of oceanography; biological, chemical, and physical. Research interests may include marine biogeochemistry, coastal morphodynamics, and ocean acidification. Applicants are encouraged to consider how they may contribute to existing programs, develop research programs in the regional environment, and connect New College to oceanographic projects from the applicant’s background.