Assistant Professor, English specializing in eighteenth-century anglophone literature
- Location details
- Sarasota, Florida
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Tenure or tenure track
New College of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of English specializing in eighteenth-century Anglophone literature with a focus on English, trans-Atlantic, and/or global approaches.
Ability to teach across genres, geographies, and time periods, especially into the nineteenth-century, is desirable. We are interested in applicants whose teaching and research includes Medical Humanities, Digital Humanities, Environmental Studies, Media Studies, or other critical approaches to literature. Applicants who can add to our existing interdisciplinary programs, including Environmental Studies; International and Area Studies; and Health, Culture, and Society are encouraged to apply and to note possible teaching collaborations in their materials. New College faculty collaborate with colleagues across the college’s liberal arts curriculum and are encouraged to affiliate with interdisciplinary programs and co-teach courses.
New College seeks teacher-scholars who will contribute to its liberal arts mission. The teaching load is two courses per semester plus sponsoring individual and group tutorials. In addition, faculty members provide academic advising, supervise independent study projects, sponsor senior undergraduate thesis/projects, and serve on baccalaureate examination committees. The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a program of scholarly research or creative work. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to innovative undergraduate liberal arts teaching.
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.
A complete application will include:
- cover letter,
- curriculum vitae,
- unofficial graduate transcript(s)
- statements of teaching philosophy,
- writing sample (published or unpublished),
- contact information for three references, and
- three brief course descriptions (300-500 words), one for an introductory class, and two advanced topical courses related to the candidate’s expertise.
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.
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.
Candidates should have PhD in hand by August 2024 and documented teaching experience. A PhD in English, Comparative Literature, or closely related field with degree completed at the time of appointment (August 2024).