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Biology Instructor

New College of Florida
Sarasota, Florida
Closing date
Jul 17, 2022

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Biology Instructor  

New College of Florida invites applicants for a recurring, non-tenure track, 9-month Instructor in Biology position starting in August 2022.  New College of Florida is committed to creating an environment that is diverse, equitable, inclusive, respectful of difference and where all members of our community can experience a sense of belonging both inside and outside of the classroom. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching and mentoring as well as candidates who are underrepresented in biology are particularly encouraged to apply. 


The successful applicant will be an integral part of supporting the introductory biology curriculum, including teaching an introductory biology laboratory course. The primary responsibility will be teaching three courses in both the fall and spring terms, generally including two sections of introductory biology lab (each section of the lab counts as a course). Depending on the needs of the biology program, the Instructor may contribute to the Foundations of Biology lecture sequence and/or offer other courses consistent with their expertise. Additional responsibilities include supervising student assistants, maintaining safety records, and preparing introductory biology laboratory materials. While research is not required, there may be opportunities for collaborations with faculty and students. New College is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty.  


Minimum qualifications are an M.S. degree in Biology or a related field and 3 years of professional experience. The preferred qualification is a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field (e.g. Biology Education). 


Situated on Sarasota Bay along the Gulf of Mexico, New College is the nationally recognized honors college of the State University System in Florida. A small, innovative liberal arts institution, New College offers an individualized and student-centered curriculum where 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.  


Interested candidates should apply online at: 


A complete application will include:  

  • cover letter 
  • curriculum vitae 
  • unofficial graduate transcript 
  • statement of teaching philosophy including a 1-page example of an original introductory biology laboratory activity 
  • statement regarding the candidate’s contributions or approaches to supporting an inclusive culture and learning environment
  • names and contact information for three references (letters will be requested for the selected semi-finalists)  


DEADLINE: We will begin reviewing applications on June 30 2022, and continue until the position is filled.   


Contact Rosanne Cohn ( with any questions about the application process or to request accommodations. You may contact the Chair of the Natural Sciences Division Sandra Gilchrist ( regarding other aspects of the position. According to Florida law, applications and any meetings regarding applications are open to the public upon request.  


New College is committed to the principles of equal education and employment opportunities for, and nondiscrimination towards applicants and employees with respect to race, color, religion, age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran status, as provided by law, and in accordance with New College of Florida’s respect for personal dignity. It is NCF’s goal to create and maintain a work and study environment that is positive and free of unlawful discrimination. Further, New College of Florida encourages the recognition of the diversity of its population and seeks to promote delivery systems, curricular activities and programs that reflect this diversity in all facets of NCF life.  




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