Ringing College is looking for faculty members who are committed to excellence in the classroom and who thrive in a small college atmosphere.
The Path to Pre-eminence
Ringling College of Art and Design and our students and alumni are recognized across the world as leading artists and designers. Our state-of-the-art facilities and rigorous curriculum prepare our students to graduate and immediately begin working in positions that turn their passions into their professions. Many of our programs are ranked nationally as the best in the world, including Computer Animation, Motion Design, and Game Art.
Living in Sarasota
Ringling College is located in southwest Florida, on the Gulf of Mexico, just south of Tampa and about two hours south of Orlando, in an area known as Florida’s Cultural Coast. The city is known for its small-town feel, with all the amenities of a large city.
Sarasota has more than 55,000 residents, four private colleges and universities, and two public colleges, and is home to some of the world’s best beaches, a vibrant arts community, and a plethora of recreational opportunities. And all of this is within hours of the state’s world-renowned theme parks and professional sporting events venues. With no state income tax and home values increasing recently, Sarasota continues to stand out among the nation’s best places to live and work.
Sarasota is the county seat of Sarasota County, with 108,000 of the county’s 452,000 residents. Known as the “Cultural Capital of Florida,” Sarasota is home to museums, live theaters, gardens, galleries, operas, and ballets and has an active restaurant and nightlife scene. Residents enjoy unmatched walkability in a tropical yet cosmopolitan locale. With year-round sunshine, average temperatures at 73°, and 37 miles of open shoreline, Sarasota is widely regarded as a paradise, especially for retirees and families. The calm blue waters of the Gulf are perfect for fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and scuba diving. Local nature trails offer hiking and biking with stunning waterfront views.
Serving more than 43,000 students, Sarasota County Schools consistently earn high ratings as one of the best school districts in Florida. Several individual schools have earned a 9 or 10 out of 10 review from GreatSchools and impressive marks from the prestigious “US News & World Report Best Schools in America” rankings.
In addition to strong public schools, parents can choose from a myriad of charter and private school options to find the educational settings that’s best for their child.
Business is booming in Sarasota, right alongside the tourism industry. Some of the county’s biggest employers include Sarasota Memorial Healthcare, PGT Innovations (building materials), Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Helios Technologies, Sarasota County Schools, and Tervis. Feld Entertainment (home of Disney on Ice and Monster Jam) and IMG Sports Academy are in nearby Bradenton, along with Tropicana.
Sarasota has also earned many business honors in the past decade, including several of Yelp’s Top 100 Florida Restaurants, No. 1 relocation destination, and a top city in the US to see the most growth from 2021 to 2022.