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Open-rank, tenure-track Professor of Computer Science

New College of Florida
Sarasota, Florida

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Computer Science (3 positions)


New College of Florida invites applications for three open-rank, tenure-track positions in Computer Science, starting in August, 2024, to join the undergraduate program in computer science with the option to participate in the master’s program in Applied Data Science.


We are a small discipline looking for colleagues to teach in an undergraduate program that produces inquisitive, articulate, well-rounded computer science graduates interested in software development and research. Data science and systems are particular areas of interest, but most of all we seek someone enthusiastic about teaching computer science for the discipline and the college. For more information, see Two of the three hires are expected to teach in both the undergraduate program and the master’s program. Graduate courses involve group projects that use data from industry and research organizations. For more information, see


The teaching load is two classes per semester, plus supervision of tutorials, independent study projects, senior theses, and when appropriate, master’s projects. Faculty members also provide academic advising and serve on baccalaureate committees. Professors are expected to maintain a program of research or creative work.




A Ph.D. in computer science or a related field is required by the date of employment. Postdoctoral or teaching experience is preferred.


About New College


New College is driven by a mission to be the best liberal arts college in America. New College, the nationally recognized honors college of the State University System of Florida, is an innovative liberal arts institution where students learn how to think, not what to think.


Founded in 1960, the College has garnered national acclaim for its rigorous academics as students chart their own academic course with the assistance of faculty advisors and written assessments are given instead of letter grades. Conducting research is an important part of the undergraduate curriculum at New College with each student having to complete a senior thesis to graduate.


The New College campus sits on the scenic Sarasota Bay and directly adjacent to one of the fastest-growing airports in the nation. The region consistently ranks among the best for quality of life, featuring world-famous beaches, historic architecture, and iconic fine & performing arts institutions.


How to apply


Interested candidates should apply online at


A complete application includes:

  1. cover letter, 


    curriculum vitae,


    statement of teaching philosophy (including course proposals),


    graduate transcript (may be unofficial for initial application)


    description of proposed research including how undergraduates will be involved


    names and email addresses of three scholars to provide letters of recommendation (at least one that evaluates teaching)


To ensure full consideration, all materials should be received by November 1, 2023, but applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled. 


New College of Florida, an Equal Opportunity Employer, complies with all federal, state, and Florida Board of Governors regulations.  In accordance with state law, all employees are subject to a background check at the time of hiring.


According to Florida law, applications and meetings regarding applications are open to the public upon request.  Applicants who need accommodations to participate in the selection process should notify the search committee 48 hours in advance of a meeting.  Contact Colleen Swessel ( with any questions about the application process or to request accommodations.   



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