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Assistant Professor, Accounting

Santa Fe College
Gainesville, FL

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Professional Fields, Business & Management
Position Type
Assistant Professor
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Status:Open Title:Assistant Professor, Accounting Opportunity Type:Full-time Position Type:9-Month Faculty Position Classification:Exempt Home Department:Business Programs Pay Grade:N/A Closing Date:06/13/2022 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.


Santa Fe College is seeking a nine (9) month Assistant Professor of Accounting to fill a continuing contract position that promotes and encourages student success through quality instruction and real world learning experiences.

Under general supervision, the Assistant Professor, Accounting will develop, prepare, and teach business program courses. Faculty may be assigned to SF’s new Blount Center, the main Northwest campus or housed at any of the College’s six educational centers within Alachua and Bradford counties. Additionally, course offerings may be taught during the day, evening, or online, as well as taught using various modalities, including distance learning formats. Candidates must have the flexibility to teach at any one of these different sites and at different times throughout the academic year. 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 department need.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Select and organize materials based on course outcomes/objectives and program learning outcomes.

  • Develop a plan of instruction that responds to the needs of students, the instructor’s teaching style, the goals of the course, and the nature of the subject matter.

  • Establish high expectations for student achievement and sets clear guidelines for success.

  • Provide students with written information about the goals and requirements of the course.

  • Develop methods that fairly and accurately assess students’ progress in achieving the stated learning outcomes/objectives.

  • Provide students with frequent, timely assessment of and clear feedback about their performance.

  • Submit course grades in a timely manner.

  • Assess, on an ongoing basis, course content, methods, and materials and makes necessary enhancements based on college-supplied and other data on student success, satisfaction, and retention, peer and supervisor feedback, and regular self-evaluation.

  • Assess instructional and other student-facing materials to determine the extent to which they are inclusive of diverse voices and experiences and improves them according to assessment results.

  • Incorporate college-required and appropriate technology.

  • Attend discipline area and department or program meetings.

  • Participate in curriculum or program development and review.

  • Contribute to planning for and assessment of the College and department or program.

  • Stay current in the discipline and related pedagogy.

  • Engage in ongoing professional development, especially activities that advance student engagement, learning, and equity.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Reports To: Academic Chair, Business Programs


Required: A Master’s degree in Accounting OR a master’s degree with eighteen (18) graduate course hours in Accounting is required.

Additional Requirements: A criminal background check will be conducted.

Preferred: A PhD is preferred. Candidates with college-level teaching experience and candidates who can be credentialed in various business disciplines are preferred. Familiarity with the Canvas Learning Management System is also preferred. Familiarity with Quality Matters standards and ACUE teaching practices are 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.

  • 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.

  • Ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural environment.

Application Process: All applicants must submit a completed SF Employment Application, a letter of intent which describes his/her interest in teaching Accounting at Santa Fe College and explains the strengths he/she can bring to this faculty position, a current, up-to-date resume, college transcripts, and a written statement that describes his/her philosophy of teaching and engaging students at an open door institution are required to be considered for this position. Additionally, current letters of recommendation are strongly valued as part of our application review process and therefore applicants are strongly encouraged to upload (3) three letters of recommendation with their other required application materials. Please note that the (3) three letters of recommendation are required prior to the extension of an employment offer. 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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