Assistant Professor specializing in Human Behavioral Neuroscience

Job Type: 
Tenure Track Faculty
New College of Florida

New College of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2018. We seek candidates specializing in human behavioral neuroscience who are prepared to teach Neuroscience classes at the introductory and advanced level, and who are able to teach general Psychology classes such as Introductory Psychology, Research Methods, and Statistics as departmental need arises. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will engage undergraduates in a research program in which experimental approaches probe human nervous system structure and function. Particular areas of interest include clinical, sensory, cognitive, and/or social neuroscience as well as neuroendocrinology. The successful candidate will join a cross-disciplinary group of faculty, including Biologists and Psychologists with active research programs in neuroscience.

The teaching load is two courses per semester plus sponsorship of 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 is expected to establish and maintain a program of research or creative work. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to innovative undergraduate liberal arts teaching, community engagement, and an aptitude for interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue. 

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

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. (See New College anticipates a period of growth across the college over the next 3 years; this represents the first year of this plan.

Interested candidates should apply online at, and should provide a curriculum vitae and an unofficial graduate transcript. In addition, provide 1) a statement about teaching philosophy; 2) a statement regarding the candidate’s contributions or approaches to supporting an inclusive culture and learning environment; 3) 2 or 3 brief course proposals, preferably introductory and advanced; 4) a brief description of proposed research including how undergraduates might participate.  Applicants should arrange for letters of recommendation to be submitted to [email protected] by three references. A Ph.D. will be required at the time of appointment. We will begin reviewing files on October 27, 2017.   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.


For further information, contact Moriah Deimeke at [email protected]