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Assistant Professor, History (Social and Behavioral Sciences)

Santa Fe College
Gainesville, FL
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Job Status:Open Title:Assistant Professor, History (Social and Behavioral Sciences) Opportunity Type:Full-time Position Type:9-Month Faculty Position Classification:Exempt Home Department:Social and Behavioral Sciences Closing Date:02/11/2022 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 Social and Behavioral Sciences Department of Santa Fe College is dedicated to providing innovative instruction in, among other disciplines, US history, Western Civilization, and World History. Santa Fe College is seeking a nine (9) month Assistant Professor to promote and encourage student success through quality instruction and real world learning experiences beginning fall 2022.

Under general supervision, the Assistant Professor of History will develop, prepare, and teach a variety of coursework consisting of US History, Western Civilization, and/or World History. Faculty may be assigned to SF’s main Northwest campus or housed at any of the College’s six educational centers. Candidates must have the flexibility to teach at any one of these different sites and at different times 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:

Responsibilities and duties include:

  • Plan, organize, and deliver History instruction in didactic, laboratory and/or classroom settings to promote student success within a community college setting.

  • Support and promote the mission of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department, which centers on providing personalized, supportive learning environment that challenges student to achieve high levels of academic performance and fosters intellectual independence by teaching creative thinking, critical reasoning, as well as problem solving skills.

  • Collaborate with other faculty to evaluate, revise, and develop History curriculum that cultivate the mastery of course content and learning objectives.

  • 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 student achievement of learning outcomes.

  • Appropriately leverage learning and classroom technologies to produce engaging quality instruction.

  • Participate in departmental meetings and college committee work.

  • Strictly honor the privacy, security and confidentiality of student records and other sensitive information according to appropriate 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, Social and Behavioral Sciences



Required: A Master’s degree in History with a minimum of eighteen (18) graduate credit hours in the discipline is required A Master’s degree in History with a minimum of 18 graduate hours within the discipline.

Additional Requirements: A criminal background check will be conducted.

Preferred: Candidates with relevant teaching experience and the ability to incorporate appropriate instructional technology into coursework.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.?

Application Process: All applicants must submit a completed online SF Employment Application, an up-to-date resume, letter of intent, a written statement describing your concept of a learning-centered institution, three (3) current letters of recommendation*, as well as college transcripts to be considered for this position. The letter of intent must describe your interest in working as an Assistant Professor of History at Santa Fe College and explains the skills, strengths and experience you can bring to this position. Unofficial transcripts are only accepted for review purposes, official transcripts are required prior to any offer of employment being made.

*Letters of Recommendation: The application portal will send out emails requesting the recommendation letters from your recommenders when you submit the application, so please ensure you input their correct contact information. You will receive a system generated email each time a recommendation letter is submitted on your behalf. However, we advise you to follow up with your recommenders to ensure they submit the letter of recommendation by the application deadline. If the three letters of recommendation are not received by the application deadline, your application will be incomplete and unable to be reviewed by the search committee. If you have letters of recommendation in your possession, you may upload them to the application yourself. If you are an internal applicant and have letters of recommendation on file that you would like to use, you must contact Human Resources and request them to be uploaded into your application.

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