New College of Florida: Biology – Neurobiology

Posted on January 25, 2024
Expires: April 25, 2024

New College of Florida invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track position in Neurobiology starting in August 2024. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence in teaching and research at the undergraduate level. This individual will have access to research facilities, including those in the Heiser Natural Science Building. Our area has many opportunities for research collaborations, for example, with the Roskamp Institute.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to course offerings that range from introductory to advanced and include neurobiology, the general biology introductory series, and other topics in the candidate’s areas of expertise such as ethology, evolutionary neuroscience, electrophysiology, and neuroethics. In addition to two courses per semester, the successful candidate will supervise undergraduate research and honors theses and sponsor small student-centered tutorials.

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.

How to apply

Interested candidates should apply online at A complete application will include:

  1. cover letter,
  2. curriculum vitae,
  3. names and contact information for three references (letters will be solicited for finalists)
  4. Strongly recommended materials to submit under Supplementary materials include graduate transcript (may be unofficial for initial application), description of proposed research including how undergraduates will be involved, and statement of teaching philosophy (including course proposals)

We will begin reviewing files on February 7, 2024, and continue until the position is filled.

New College of Florida, an Equal Opportunity Employer, complies with all federal, state, and Florida Board of Governors regulations. In accordance with state law, all employees are subject to a background check at the time of hiring.

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. Contact Erin Fisher ( with any questions about the application process or to request accommodations.


We seek a broadly trained candidate with a Ph.D. in neurobiology or a related field and ideally postdoctoral research and/or previous teaching experience.


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