Assistant Professor in Epidemiology and Global Public Health

Sarasota, Florida
September 18 2018
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Full Time
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New College of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Epidemiology and Global Public Health starting in August, 2019. A Ph.D. or similar terminal degree in epidemiology, public health science, or a related field is required by the time of appointment. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence in teaching and research. Postdoctoral research and teaching experience are preferred, including any obtained during residency or professional appointments.  This position is one of several new faculty lines for 2019, including one in Medical Anthropology and another in Medical Humanities, as part of an exciting multi-year campus-growth initiative funded by the State of Florida (

New College is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty. Candidates from underrepresented groups, women and/or those whose knowledge or skills can support an inclusive culture and learning environment are especially encouraged to apply.

The teaching load is two courses per semester plus sponsoring of individual and group tutorials. In addition, faculty members provide academic advising, supervise Independent Study Projects (ISPs), sponsor undergraduate theses/projects, and serve on baccalaureate committees. The successful candidate should have a commitment to innovative liberal arts education at every level and engage in an active research program that involves undergraduates.  

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 ( Facilities include a new wing of the science building and the Pritzker Marine Biology Research Center. A Masters Program in Data Science also offers excellent cyberinfrastructure resources and opportunities for on-campus collaboration.

Interested candidates should apply online at and should provide a curriculum vitae and an unofficial graduate transcript. In addition, please provide (1) a letter of application, (2) a statement of teaching philosophy (including introductory and advanced course proposals), (3) a diversity statement (including the candidate‚Äôs contributions or plans to support an inclusive culture and learning environment), (4) a description of proposed research that includes how undergraduates would be involved and (5) the names of three references (including at least one who can address teaching). Review of completed applications will begin on October 31, 2018 and 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 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.