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Assistant Professor, Information Technology Education (ITE),(Network Systems Technology)
Santa Fe College in the Gainesville, Florida
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Date Posted October 30, 2017
Faculty-Science-Computer Science
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Santa Fe College (SF) has been recognized as one of the top-rated community college in the United States.  Santa Fe College is a student-centered institution with a commitment to open access, academic excellence, and cultural and ethnic diversity.  Santa Fe College is a comprehensive public college that offers a range of Bachelor’s degrees, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree options, as well as Certificate and Non-Degree programs.  A high quality of life, temperate climate, proximity to the University of Florida, diverse cultural events, and plentiful recreational opportunities make SF and Gainesville an ideal community to work and live.  SF enrolls over 16,000 students each semester, retains and completes over 60% of students every academic year, while over 10% transfer into the University system.

Compensation: Starting salary is based on rank and applicable steps for related work experience as per the Salary Schedule.  Promotional placement is not limited to posted salary range maximum.  Compensation package is comprised of many college paid benefits including health and life insurance, retirement, leave time, and tuition waivers for Santa Fe College and the University of Florida.


The Information Technology Education (ITE) prepares students for careers within computer programming, network administration, computer support and other technical occupations in the information technology field.  The Information Technology Education Program at Santa Fe College currently offers eight certificate programs, four Associate of Science degrees and one Bachelor of Applied Science degree.   ITE at Santa Fe College is seeking a nine (9) month Assistant Professor of Network Systems Technology to promote and encourage student success in computer sciences through quality instruction and real world learning experiences beginning Fall 2018.

Under general supervision, the Assistant Professor, ITE (Networking Systems Technology) will develop, prepare and teach a variety of networking concepts consisting of teaching assignments, which may include computer repair, Windows Server, Linux and Cisco Networking Academy courses, as well as other subject areas.  Teaching courses in the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Information Systems Technology may also be required.  Faculty may be assigned to SF’s Northwest campus or housed at any of the College’s six educational centers.  Course offerings within ITE may be taught during the day, evening, or online, as well as taught using other distance learning formats.  SF’s full-time ITE faculty have a primary nine (9) month contract based on teaching 15 credit hours in the fall and 15 credit hours in the spring; summer teaching opportunities may be available for additional compensation based upon departmental need.

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Plan, organize, and deliver networking instruction in laboratory and/or classroom settings to promote student success within a community college setting.

  • Collaborate with colleagues to evaluate, develop, and revise curricula, as well as pedagogical methods enhancing student mastery of course content.

  • Support the mission of the department and college to promote student learning through quality instruction, curriculum enhancement, faculty scholarship, professional development, and service.

  • Assist with the implementation of college policies, procedures, and practices in accordance with the Santa Fe philosophy, values, and mission.

  • Appropriately document student progress and maintain records including attendance and student learning outcomes.

  • Strictly honor student confidentiality and privacy as per appropriate laws, regulations and college rules.

  • Participate in departmental meetings, committee work and complete staff assignments as requested.

  • Provide service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible and professional engagement.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Reports to: Director, ITE


Required:  A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Security, Information Systems, Information Technology, or a closely related field is required or a Master’s degree with eighteen (18) graduate course hours in any of the qualifying fields is required.    

In place of a Master’s degree, candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and a portfolio documenting significant professional accomplishment and experience will also be considered.  A Master’s degree in one of the qualifying fields will be required to earn continuing contract (tenure); verification of enrollment from an accredited college or university and annual completion of coursework must be provided.  (For detailed information regarding credentialing requirements for ITE, see page 39-43 of the Faculty Credentialing Manual). 

To earn tenure, not only is a Master’s degree required, however it is also necessary for the Assistant Professor to become CompTIA Certified in A+, Network +, Security +, Linux + as well as CCNA-Routing and Switching.  Additionally, for tenure consideration the Assistant Professor must become a Cisco Academy instructor for the CCNA courses for Routing and Switching within two (2) years of hire.  A criminal background check will be conducted.  

Preferred: Applicants with a Master’s degree or a PhD in any one of the qualifying fields is preferred, as are candidates with teaching experience and the ability to incorporate appropriate instructional technology into coursework.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The successful applicant must be student-centered, willing to work a flexible schedule at multiple sites, as well as demonstrate the ability to work well with students, faculty and staff at all levels within a diverse, multi-cultural, collaborative environment.

Application Process: All applicants must submit a completed online SF Employment Application, an up-to-date resume, letter of intent, a teaching philosophy, as well as college transcripts to be considered for this position.  The letter of intent must describe your interest in working as the Assistant Professor, ITE (Network Systems Technology) at Santa Fe College and explains the skills, strengths and experience you can bring to this position.  Unofficial transcripts are onlyaccepted for review purposes, official transcripts are required prior to any offer of employment being made.

Required Documents:
Letter of Intent, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, Unofficial Transcripts


Santa Fe College (SF) is committed to maintaining a work and educational environment that embraces diversity and where no member of the college community is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subject to discrimination in any college program or activity based on: their race, ethnicity, national origin, color, religion, age, disability, sex, pregnancy status, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, political opinions or affiliations, or veteran status. This commitment applies to employees, volunteers, students, and, to the extent possible, to third parties, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, and the general public. EA/EO

Santa Fe College reserves the right to extend deadlines and/or not offer advertised positions.

Preference will be given to eligible veterans and spouses of veterans.

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