Assistant Professor, Humanities

Job Open: 
Friday, November 16, 2018
Job Closed: 
Monday, January 14, 2019

Job Term:


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 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.

Santa Fe College’s Department of Humanities and Foreign Languages helps students acquire critical thinking, improved communication skills and inspire a better future by learning about creative human endeavors of the past and present. Humanities and Foreign Languages is seeking a talented and dedicated educator to join the faculty in Humanities beginning Fall 2019.

Under general supervision, the Assistant Professor of Humanities will develop, prepare and teach such courses as Introduction to Humanities, American Humanities, Asian Humanities, African Humanities, and our three-course Western Humanities sequence. 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 these different sites and different times throughout the academic year. Full-time faculty within Humanities and Foreign Languages 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 teach humanities coursework that will optimize student access, retention and success.
• Collaborate with other faculty and staff within the department to develop, evaluate, revise and enhance curriculum and ensure mastery of material.
• Support and promote the mission of the Humanities and Foreign Language Department and SF, which centers on excellence in teaching and learning through quality instruction, curriculum enhancement, service, and faculty professional development and scholarship.
• Collaborate with the Chair of the department, department faculty and staff, as well as other college officials to assist with implementing college policies, objectives and functions in accordance with the SF mission, vision, goals, and strategic initiatives.
• Participate in departmental and faculty meetings, committee work, as well as service to the college as requested.
• Commitment to students and excellence in undergraduate education.
• Work a flexible schedule at multiple sites, including online.
• 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, Humanities and Foreign Languages


Required: A Master’s Degree or higher in any academic major in the humanities or history of the arts (such as art history, classics, languages and literature, history, philosophy, religion) or in area studies (e.g. Asian studies, Latin American studies, African studies) with appropriate humanities concentration, or a Master’s degree with eighteen (18) graduate course hours some combination of these qualifying fields is required.
Additional Requirements: A criminal background check will be conducted.

Preferred: Candidates with teaching experience and the ability to incorporate appropriate instructional technology into coursework are preferred. Also preferred are faculty who could be credentialed to teach in some additional discipline in our department (religion, philosophy, speech, American Sign Language, Chinese, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, or Swahili).

• 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.
• Relationship Management – able to personally provide high level of interactive service to others, building relationships and addressing identified needs.
• Organization & Time Management – able to plan, schedule, and organize tasks related to the job to achieve goals within or ahead of established time frames.
• Problem Solving – proven skills in identifying issues, determining their cause, developing creative solutions, and following through with implementing resolutions.
Application Process: All applicants must submit a completed online SF Employment Application, an up-to-date resume, letter of intent, a teaching philosophy, 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 Humanities 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.