Assistant Professor, Mathematics

Job Open: 
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Job Closed: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018


The Mathematics Department at Santa Fe College provides innovative mathematics instruction that is student-centered, intended for a diverse assortment of learners, and designed to develop essential math skills so students are able to understand and apply mathematical concepts and reasoning, as well as develop the skills of analysis and data interpretation. Mathematics is seeking two nine (9) month Assistant Professors to promote and encourage student success through quality instruction and real world learning experiences. Contract begins Fall 2018.

Under general supervision, the Assistant Professor, Mathematics will develop, prepare and teach a variety of coursework which may include developmental mathematics, intermediate algebra, college algebra, precalculus algebra, trigonometry, calculus 1 – 3, introductory differential equations, survey of calculus, liberal arts mathematics, logic, linear algebra, number theory, and/or introductory statistics. Faculty may be assigned to SF’s main Northwest campus or be 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 instruct mathematics classes to promote student success in the community college setting.
• Work with other faculty to evaluate, revise, and develop curriculum to help ensure student mastery of course content.
• Support the department mission, which centers on student learning through quality instruction, curriculum enhancement, and faculty service.
• Assist with implementing college policies, objectives, and functions in accordance with college philosophy, mission, and procedures.
• Participate in staff and committee work as requested.
• 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.

Reports to: Chair, Mathematics


Required: A Master’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics or Mathematical Physics is required or a Master’s degree or higher with eighteen (18) graduate semester course hours in any combination of the qualifying fields is required. A criminal background check will be conducted.
Preferred: A strong academic background beyond the minimum is preferred, as is experience with online instruction and online math systems. Candidates with teaching experience particularly at the community college level and the ability to incorporate appropriate instructional technology into coursework are preferred. Experience using reform textbooks employing the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) Standards, as well as familiarity AMATYC standards (such as described in Beyond Crossroads) are also preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The successful applicant must be willing to work a flexible schedule at multiple sites, be able to work well with students, faculty and staff at all levels within a diverse, multi-cultural, collaborative environment, have a strong mathematical background, and be enthusiastic about sharing that knowledge in an engaging manner with all students.

Application Process: To be considered for this position, all applicants must submit a completed online SF Employment Application, an up-to-date resume, a letter of intent explaining the candidate’s fit for working at SF College, a separate written statement describing the candidate’s philosophy of teaching Mathematics and engaging students within a student-centered, open access college at the Associate of Arts (AA) level, as well as unofficial college transcripts. The letter of intent must describe your interest in working as the Assistant Professor of Mathematics 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.

Questions about the position may be directed to:
Kathleen Arnold, Mathematics Department Chairperson