Assistant Professor, Nursing Programs (Med/Surg)

Santa Fe College
Gainesville, FL

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Job Status:Open Title:Assistant Professor, Nursing Programs (Med/Surg) Opportunity Type:Full-time Position Type:9-Month Faculty Position Classification:Exempt Home Department:Nursing Closing Date:01/31/2022 Overview:

Santa Fe College (SF) has been recognized as one of the top-rated community colleges in the United States. 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. Santa Fe College is a student-centered institution with a commitment to open access, academic excellence, and cultural and ethnic diversity. 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.

Compensation: Starting Salary is based on rank and applicable steps for related work experience as per the Santa Fe College Salary Schedule. 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.


Nursing Programs at Santa Fe College provide quality nursing education that is student-oriented, accessible to a diverse student population, and based on the healthcare needs of our community. Currently, Nursing Programs offers three degree programs including a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN), as well as the Licensed Practical Nursing to Associate of Science in Nursing Bridge program. Additionally, Nursing Programs offers postsecondary adult vocational courses for Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Practical Nursing which prepare students for better career opportunities. All of the programs within Health Sciences’ Nursing Programs are accredited by the Southern Association of Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). In addition to regional accreditation, the BSN program is accredited nationally by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the ASN by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and the Practical Nursing program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing.

Nursing Programs is seeking a full-time Associate of Science Nursing (ASN) Program faculty member to provide didactic, lab and/or clinical nursing instruction across a broad range of settings, including a variety of diagnoses and multiple medical specialties focusing on the dynamics of medical surgical nursing. Secondary instructional duties within other nursing discipline areas, including associated clinical sessions are required.

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Deliver instruction in didactic, lab and clinical settings to promote student subject mastery and success.

  • Participate in planning, organizing and developing curricula and pedagogical methods that enhance student mastery of course content for the Nursing Programs.

  • Supervise, evaluate and mentor students in the classroom, lab, and clinical settings.

  • Appropriately document student progress in clinical sessions.

  • Proctor exams for the Nursing Programs.

  • Participate in departmental and team meetings and committee work as requested.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

*Special Note: Nursing faculty have a primary 9-month contract based on teaching 30 credit hours, however full-time nursing faculty are also issued a supplemental contract (which may have different terms and conditions) to compensate for additional instructional duties required by full-time nursing faculty during Summer A.


Required: A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Nursing with a current active Florida Registered Nurse (RN) or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) license is required. Current clinical experience along with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Basic Life Support (BLS) certification are required. The successful applicant must be 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. A criminal background check will be conducted.

Additional Requirements: Documentation of immunizations and health screening are required. A criminal background check and drug screening will be conducted.

Preferred: Relevant teaching experience is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Relationship Management – able to personally provide high level of interactive service to others, building relationships and addressing identified needs.

  • Problem Solving – proven skills in identifying issues, determining their cause, developing creative solutions, and following through with implementing resolutions.

  • Results Orientation – proven ability to set and exceed established targets.

  • Multi-task - Ability to expeditiously organize, coordinate, manage, prioritize, and perform multiple tasks simultaneously to swiftly assess a situation, determine a logical course of action, and apply the appropriate response.

  • 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.

Application Process: All applicants must create an Applicant Profile to complete the SF Employment Application, submit a letter of intent, an up-to-date resume, applicable certifications, as well as college transcripts to be considered for this position. Unofficial transcripts are only accepted for review purposes, official transcripts are required prior to any offer of employment being made.

Contact: Required Documents:Certification(s), Letter of Intent, Licensure, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts

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