Assistant Professor, Fine Arts (Art Studio)

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Job Status:Open Title:Assistant Professor, Fine Arts (Art Studio) Opportunity Type:Full-time Position Type:9-Month Faculty Position Classification:Exempt Home Department:Fine Arts Closing Date:03/26/2021 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.


The Department of Fine Arts at Santa Fe College is seeking a nine (9) month Assistant Professor of Art to promote and encourage student success through quality instruction beginning Fall 2021.The program is oriented toward a large number of sections of Art Appreciation, Art studio foundations courses in design, (2D and/or 3D) and Sculpture. This department functions to both fulfill the general education requirement and meet the needs of the Art transfer students at SF.

Under supervision of the Fine Arts Department Chair, the Assistant Professor of Art will develop, prepare, and teach courses that may include general education. Full-time faculty have a 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:
  • Plan, organize, and deliver instruction in classroom and/or real-world settings to promote student success within a community college environment.

  • Collaborate with other faculty to evaluate, revise, and develop program curriculum and pedagogical methods that cultivate student learning and enhance the mastery of course content.

  • Assist in planning and writing emerging technology curriculum and provide instruction to promote successful student preparation in a 2-year college Art Program.

  • Collaborate with colleagues, local educators and other school professionals to create and promote joint outreach, as well as develop educational partnerships and activities.

  • Support and promote the mission of the department and college which centers on excellence in teaching and learning through quality instruction, curriculum enhancement, faculty scholarship, professional development, and service.

  • Be willing to work a flexible schedule at multiple sites.

  • Participate in departmental meetings, college committee work, and Gallery Board Membership.

  • Assist with the implementation of college policies, objectives and functions in accordance with the SF philosophy, mission, strategic initiatives, and procedures.

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

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

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

Reports to: Chair, Fine Arts Department


Required: Master’s degree in Art or a master’s degree with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Art. Prior College or university level teaching experience. Extensive professional knowledge of teaching a combination of Art Appreciation with Art foundation courses in Drawing and/or 2D and 3D Design.

Additional Requirements: A criminal background check will be conducted.

Application Process: All applicants must complete the SF Employment Application, submit a letter of intent which describes his/her interest in teaching at Santa Fe College and explains the strengths he/she can bring to this faculty position, an up-to-date resume, a written statement that describes his/her philosophy of teaching and engaging students at an open door institution, three letters of recommendation, as well as college transcripts through the job portal to be considered for this position. Candidates should be aware that official transcripts will be required prior to any offer of employment being made. College transcripts are required for any college coursework. Unofficial transcripts are only accepted for review purposes, official transcripts are required prior to any offer of employment being made.

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




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Posted: 3/5/2021
Application Due: 3/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time