Assistant Professor, Open Gender

Sarasota, Florida
Oct 06, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

New College of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with scholarly expertise in gender, broadly interpreted to embrace interdisciplinary and disciplinary approaches, to begin August 2018. The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be either in their home discipline or joint with Gender Studies, as appropriate. This position is part of the first phase of a three-year College growth plan, with several cluster hires meant to support an interdisciplinary liberal arts approach. 

We are open with respect to research and teaching interests. However, the successful candidate’s work must engage with questions of intersectionality and we encourage those with expertise in transnational feminisms, the global south, or diasporic studies to apply. We will consider a variety of methodological approaches, although quantitative expertise would especially complement our existing strengths. We are particularly interested in applicants with PhDs in gender/women’s/feminist/sexuality studies; we also welcome applications from those trained in other interdisciplinary fields, the social sciences, humanities, or natural sciences who have a graduate certificate or significant interdisciplinary training in gender studies. Receipt of the PhD is expected by the time of appointment.

Candidates should be prepared to teach an Introduction to Gender Studies course and additional courses in their areas of expertise. The teaching responsibility 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 will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with faculty from across campus to develop the existing Gender Studies Program. Faculty are also expected to establish and maintain a strong program of research or creative work.

New College is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty interested in working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, LGBTQ+,

underrepresented groups, and those whose knowledge or skills support an inclusive culture and learning environment.

Applications (submitted online at should include: a cover letter, CV, unofficial graduate transcript, description of teaching philosophy, brief course descriptions for Introduction to Gender Studies and one or two upper-level courses in your area of expertise (~300 words each), a research statement, and a statement regarding your contributions or approaches to supporting an inclusive culture and learning environment. Please also arrange to have three reference letters (at least one of which should speak to your teaching abilities) sent to: We will begin reviewing files October 23rd, and continue until the position is filled.  

Situated on the Gulf Coast of Florida and Sarasota Bay, 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.

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.