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Assistant Professor, English

Santa Fe College
Gainesville, Florida
$46,500 + Benefits

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Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, English Literature & Composition
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

The English Department of Santa Fe College is dedicated to providing innovative instruction in composition, literature, technical and business writing, as well as film and media studies. English at Santa Fe Colle is seeking nine (9) month faculty to promote and encourage student success through quality instruction and real world learning experiences beginning fall 2023.  

Under general supervision, the Assistant Professor of English will develop, prepare and teach a variety of coursework consisting of Composition, Writing, Literature, as well as Technical and Business Communications. 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 include:

  • Plan, organize, and deliver English instruction in didactic, laboratory and/or classroom settings to promote student success within a community college setting.
  • Support and promote the mission of the English 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 English 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.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule at multiple sites.
  • 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, English



Required:  Master’s degree in English, Masters of Fine Arts in English and/or Creative Writing or a Master’s degree with eighteen (18) graduate semester hours within the qualifying fields of Creative Writing, English, Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, Literature, and/or Rhetoric and Composition is required. 

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 are preferred.


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.


If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

Santa Fe College (SF) is committed to maintaining a work and educational environment that embraces diversity and where no member of the college community is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subject to discrimination in any college program or activity based on: their race, ethnicity, national origin, color, religion, age, disability, sex, pregnancy status, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, political opinions or affiliations, or veteran status. This commitment applies to employees, volunteers, students, and, to the extent possible, to third parties, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, and the general public.

Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies or concerns about discrimination or harassment, including concerns about sexual harassment or sexual violence under Title IX, should be directed to: [email protected]

Santa Fe College reserves the right to extend deadlines and/or not to offer advertised positions.
Preference will be given to eligible veterans and spouses of veterans.

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