Assistant Professor, Sciences for Health Programs (SHP), Anatomy and Physiology (A&P)
Overview: 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.
Sciences for Health Programs provides required pre-requisite courses for students wishing to enter the health care field. The department serves to prepare students for successful admission to and completion of their chosen Health Science Program by providing a comprehensive health core and science foundation tailored to the curriculum requirements of myriad Health Science Programs. Sciences for Health Programs at Santa Fe College is seeking a nine (9) month Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Physiology to promote and encourage student success through quality instruction and real world learning experiences beginning Spring 2020.
Under general supervision, the Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Physiology will develop, prepare and teach a variety of coursework. Faculty may be assigned to SF’s Northwest campus or any of the College’s six educational centers. Candidates must have the flexibility to teach at any one of these different sites throughout the academic year. Additionally, course offerings may be taught during the day, evening, or online, as well as taught using other distance learning formats. Full-time faculty have a primary nine (9) month contract based on teaching 15 credit hours in the Fall and 15 credit hours in the Spring; teaching opportunities beyond contractual obligations, including during the summer may be available for additional compensation based upon departmental need.
Responsibilities and duties include:
- Plan, organize, and instruct human anatomy and physiology curriculum in classroom and laboratory settings promoting student subject mastery and success.
- Work with other faculty to evaluate, revise, and develop curricula and pedagogical methods that enhance student mastery of course content and student success after they enter a Health Science Program, such as Nursing or Allied Health.
- Support the mission of the department and college to promote student learning through quality instruction, curriculum enhancement, faculty scholarship, professional development and service to the college.
- Work a flexible schedule at multiple sites.
- Teach in on-line and hybrid environments, including instruction via Learning Management Systems.
- Assist with the implementation of college policies, procedures and practices in accordance with college philosophy, mission, and values.
- Participate in departmental meetings, committee work and service to the college as requested.
- Strictly honor the privacy, security and confidentiality of student records and other sensitive information according to state, federal, and college regulations, policies and procedures.
- Provide service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible and professional engagement.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Reports to: Chair, Sciences for Health Programs
Required: A Master’s degree in a qualifying field of Biological Sciences or a master’s degree with at least eighteen (18) graduate course hours in any combination of the qualifying fields is required. A professional degree (MSN, MD, DO, DC, DVM, PT, OT) or other advanced clinical degree may be accepted as fulfilling the degree requirements. For further information regarding credentialing requirements see page 36 of the SF Faculty Credentialing Manual.
Additional Requirements: A criminal background will be conducted.
Preferred: It is preferred that the candidate be eligible to teach additional course(s) offered by the department, which are Chemistry, Microbiology, Nutrition, Introduction to Health Care, Medical Terminology or Physics with Medical Applications. Candidates with teaching experience and the ability to incorporate appropriate instructional technology and productivity tools into coursework are also preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Communication – able to effectively communicate in a professional, diplomatic, empathetic, and tactful manner using preferred method and level as applicable to the job.
- Systems & Software - proficient level of knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or relevant position software programs.
- Organization & Time Management – able to plan, schedule, and organize tasks related to the job to achieve goals within or ahead of established time frames.
- Ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural environment.
Application Process: All applicants must create an Applicant Profile to complete the SF Employment Application, submit an up-to-date resume, letter of intent which describes his/her interest in teaching Anatomy and Physiology at Santa Fe College and explains the strength he/she can bring to this faculty position, three letters of recommendation, as well as college transcripts to be considered for this position. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to any employment offer when academic credentials are the basis for meeting minimum qualifications or receiving steps. Unofficial transcripts are only accepted for review purpose.