TT Assistant Professorship in Gender at New College

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

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.

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