Assistant Professor, Information Technology Education (ITE), Networking and Security

Job description

The Information Technology Education (ITE) department prepares students for careers within network administration, computer support, computer programming and other technical occupations in the information technology field. ITE currently offers five certificate programs, four Associate of Science degrees and one Bachelor of Applied Science degree. The department is currently seeking a full-time nine (9)-month Assistant Professor to promote and encourage student success in computer science through quality instruction and real-world learning experiences beginning Fall 2019.




Under general supervision, the Assistant Professor, ITE Networking Systems Technologies 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. Course offerings within ITE may be taught during the day, evening, or online, as well as using hybrid distance learning formats.  SF’s full-time ITE faculty have a nine (9) month base contract teaching 15 credit hours in the fall and 15 credit hours in the spring; summer teaching opportunities are usually available for additional compensation based upon departmental need.




Responsibilities and duties include:


  • 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.
  • Be willing to work a flexible schedule at multiple sites.
  • Provide and promote service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible and professional engagement.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Reports to: Director, Information Technology Education




Required: A Master’s degree in any of the following qualifying fields: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Information Technology such as; Computer Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Decision & Information Technology, Educational Technology, Information Technology, Information Systems, Information Security, Information Assurance and Digital Forensics. Extensive working knowledge of networking is also required. In place of a graduate degree, candidates who can document extensive and relevant professional experience may be considered.  (For detailed information regarding credentialing requirements for ITE, see page 39-43 of the Faculty Credentialing Manual.) 


Additional Requirements: To earn continuing contract (tenure), candidate must become CompTIA certified in A+, Network +, Security +, and Linux +. Successful candidate must become a Cisco Academy instructor for the CCNA courses through CCNA-Security, within 2 years of hire. A criminal background check will be conducted.


Preferred: Applicants with a doctorate in a qualifying field with an appropriate focus on networking. 


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.
  • Relationship Management – able to personally provide high level of interactive service to others, building relationships and addressing identified needs.
  • Adaptability to Change – able to be flexible and supportive, able to positively and proactively assimilate change in rapid growth environment.
  • Analytical Aptitude & Problem Solving - able to analyze information, problems, situations, practices and/or procedures, collect and interpret data, reason logically, establish facts, identify and define existing and potential issues, recognize the interrelationships among elements, draw valid conclusions, develop recommendations, as well as alternative courses of action, select appropriate course, follow up, and evaluate.
  • Systems & Software - proficient level of knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or relevant position software programs.

Application Process: All applicants must submit an online SF Employment Application, a letter of intent, an up-to-date resume/curriculum vitae, college transcripts and a written statement describing your philosophy of teaching ITE and engaging students at an open-door institution are all required to be considered for this position. Unofficial transcripts will only be accepted for review purposes. Candidates should be aware official transcripts will be required prior to any offer of employment being made.





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Posted: 2/22/2019
Application Due: 3/22/2019
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