Careers in the Plant Sciences

Open Rank - Tenure-Track in Botany

New College of Florida - Sarasota, FL, USA

Position Title: Open Rank - Tenure-Track in Botany
Position Type: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor
Application Review Begins: Wednesday, November 01, 2023
Application Deadline: Monday, December 25, 2023
Institution: New College of Florida
Department/Division: Natural Sciences
Field (e.g., systematics): Forest ecology
City: Sarasota, FL, USA
General Information: Biology - Botany

New College of Florida invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track position in Plant Biology 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 new wing of the Heiser Natural Science Building, the Pritzker Marine Biology Research Center, greenhouse facilities, food forest, native plant restoration area, Tidy Island Preserve (188 acres with the largest intact mangrove forest in the region), and nearby environments including seagrass beds, mangrove-lined coasts, and Myakka State Forest. Our area has many opportunities for research collaborations, for example, with Selby Botanical Gardens and Elling Eide Arboretum.
Qualifications/Requirements: Qualifications
We seek a broadly trained candidate with a Ph.D. in the biological sciences, with a preference for postdoctoral research and/or previous teaching experience. Research interests incorporating local and regional natural terrestrial plant and marine environments is essential. Experience with field and laboratory techniques is a must, including but not limited to forest ecology observations, analytical techniques, and GIS applications.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to contribute to course offerings that range from introductory to advanced botany/ecology and the general biology introductory series. In addition to two courses per semester, the successful candidate will teach students in small group situations and include supervising undergraduate research and honors theses, and sponsoring student-centered tutorials. Undergraduate research has a central role in the curriculum, and a senior thesis is required of all students
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): How to apply
Interested candidates should apply online at

A complete application will include:
(1) cover letter,
(2) curriculum vitae,
(3) graduate transcript (may be unofficial for initial application)
(4) description of proposed research including how undergraduates will be involved
(5) statement of teaching philosophy, and
(6) names and contact information for three references (letters will be solicited for semi-finalists).

We will begin reviewing files on November 1, 2023, 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 Colleen Swessel ( with any questions about the application process or to request accommodations.
Compensation Range: Based on qualifications
Contact Name: Sandra Gilchrist,