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Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice Technology Program
Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida
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Date Posted January 09, 2020
Faculty-Liberal Arts-Criminal Justice
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
Job Details
Job Status:
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice Technology Program
Opportunity Type:
Position Type:
9-Month Faculty
Position Classification:
Home Department:
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Job Location:
Northwest Campus
Building and Room Number:
Building L
Closing Date:

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 Santa Fe College Salary Schedule.  Promotional placement is not limited to the 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 Criminal Justice Technology Program of the Institute of Public Safety (IPS) at Santa Fe College is seeking a full-time, 9-month, continuing contract Assistant Professor beginning the Fall 2020 semester.  The Criminal Justice Technology Program is designed for students seeking a career or career development in law enforcement, corrections, criminalistics or community-based control functions. Courses may be taught in person and online. A flexible work schedule, which includes evenings and some weekends, is required.

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Teach face-to-face and online courses in the Criminal Justice Technology Program.
  • Design and develop courses, syllabi, and student learning outcomes, and assess student learning.
  • Possess and maintain expertise in the subject matter.
  • Assist in the direction and supervision of the Criminal Justice Technology Program, as well as its personnel, including adjunct faculty.
  • Provide leadership and academic guidance to students, and serve as a role model to them.
  • Understand and facilitate adult learning styles and student-centered learning.
  • Effectively utilize online course management systems (such as CANVAS) to deliver and enhance instruction.
  • Apply relevant research and best-practices relating to the criminal justice and higher education fields.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with members of local, state, and federal public safety agencies, SF staff, and the community.
  • Recommend suitable textbooks and other instructional materials, as well as library acquisitions.
  • Represent the Department and IPS on committees, working groups, and special projects.
  • Assist IPS management in matters relating to the Criminal Justice Technology Program.
  • Maintain the Criminal Justice Technology Program in a manner that is consistent with standards established by the Florida Department of Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • Engage in professional development activities.

Reports to: Director, Institute of Public Safety 


Required:  A Master’s degree (with at least 18 graduate semester hours in any combination of qualifying fields) or a Juris Doctorate degree is required.  Qualifying fields include: Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law, Law Enforcement, Corrections, Homeland Security, and Crime Scene/Forensics. 

Preferred: Full-time experience as a certified law enforcement or correctional officer in the United States and experience as a supervisor in those fields. Experience teaching college-level courses (in the qualifying fields discussed above) or training law enforcement or correctional officers.

Additional Requirements:  A criminal background check will be conducted.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Communication – able to effectively communicate in a professional, diplomatic, empathetic, and tactful manner using preferred method and level as applicable to the job.
  • Organization & Time Management – able to plan, schedule, and organize tasks related to the job to achieve goals within or ahead of established time frames.
  • Relationship Management – able to personally provide high level of interactive service to others, building relationships and addressing identified needs.
  • Systems & Software - proficient level of knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or relevant position software programs.
  • Team Orientation & Interpersonal – highly motivated team player with ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all levels within and external to the organization.
  • Independent work - able to work independently with limited supervision and able to self motivate.

Application Process:  All applicants must complete the SF Employment Application, submit a letter of intent, an up-to-date resume, relevant certifications, a written statement describing his or her concept of a learning-centered institution, as well as college transcripts through the job portal to be considered for this position. College transcripts are required for any college coursework. Unofficial transcripts are only accepted for review purposes, official transcripts are requiredprior to any offer of employment being made.

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