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Assistant Professor, Information Technology Education (ITE), Networking and Security

Employer
Santa Fe College
Location
Florida, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Sep 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time
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Application Deadline: Friday, October 1, 2021

Salary & Benefits: 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.

Classification: Full-time Faculty, 9-Month Exempt, Information Technology Education, Continuing Contact (Tenure Track).

Location: Northwest Campus, 3000 NW 83rd Street, Building C, Gainesville, FL 32606.

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.

 

The Information Technology Education (ITE) department prepares students for careers within network administration, computer support, computer programming and other technical occupations in the information technology field. ITE currently offers five certificate programs, four Associate of Science degrees and one Bachelor of Applied Science degree. The department is currently seeking a full-time nine (9)-month Assistant Professor to promote and encourage student success in computer science through quality instruction and real-world learning experiences beginning Spring 2021.

 

Under general supervision, the Assistant Professor, ITE Networking Systems Technologies will develop, prepare and teach a variety of networking concepts consisting of teaching assignments, which may include computer repair, Windows Server, Linux and Cisco Networking Academy courses, as well as other subject areas. Teaching courses in the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Information Systems Technology may also be required. Course offerings within ITE may be taught during the day, evening, or online, as well as using hybrid distance learning formats. The position is currently assigned to SF’s Northwest Campus but will likely be shifted to the Blount Campus in downtown Gainesville beginning in 2022. SF’s full-time ITE faculty have a nine (9) month base contract teaching 15 credit hours in the fall and 15 credit hours in the spring; summer teaching opportunities are usually available for additional compensation based upon departmental need.

Responsibilities and duties include:

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

· Earning and maintaining recognized industry certifications, including CompTIA certification in A+, Network+, Security+, and Linux+, as well as CCNA Routing and Switching.

· Collaborate with colleagues to evaluate, develop, and revise curricula, as well as pedagogical methods enhancing student mastery of course content.

· Support the mission of the department and college to promote student learning through quality instruction, curriculum enhancement, faculty scholarship, professional development, and service.

· Assist with the implementation of college policies, procedures, and practices in accordance with the Santa Fe philosophy, values, and mission.

· Appropriately document student progress and maintain records including attendance and student learning outcomes.

· Strictly honor student confidentiality and privacy as per appropriate laws, regulations and college rules.

· Participate in departmental meetings, committee work and complete staff assignments as requested.

· Be willing to work a flexible schedule at multiple sites.

· Provide and promote service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible and professional engagement.

· Perform other duties as assigned.

Reports to: Academic Chair, Information Technology Education

Qualifications

Required: A Master’s degree in any of the following qualifying fields: Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Decision & Information Technology, Educational Technology, Information Technology, Information Systems, Information Security or Information Assurance. Extensive working knowledge of networking is also required. In place of a Master’s degree, candidates with a Bachelor’s degree and a portfolio documenting significant professional accomplishment and experience will also be considered. (For detailed information regarding credentialing requirements for ITE, see page 39-43 of the Faculty Credentialing Manual.)

Additional Requirements: A criminal background check will be conducted.

Preferred: Applicants with a doctorate in a qualifying field with an appropriate focus on networking.

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.

· Relationship Management – able to personally provide high level of interactive service to others, building relationships and addressing identified needs.

· Adaptability to Change – able to be flexible and supportive, able to positively and proactively assimilate change in rapid growth environment.

· Analytical Aptitude & Problem Solving - able to analyze information, problems, situations, practices and/or procedures, collect and interpret data, reason logically, establish facts, identify and define existing and potential issues, recognize the interrelationships among elements, draw valid conclusions, develop recommendations, as well as alternative courses of action, select appropriate course, follow up, and evaluate.

 · Systems & Software - proficient level of knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or relevant position software programs.

 

Application Process: All applicants must submit an online SF Employment Application, a letter of intent, an up-to-date resume/curriculum vitae, college transcripts and a written statement describing your philosophy of teaching ITE and engaging students at an open-door institution are all required to be considered for this position. Unofficial transcripts will only be accepted for review purposes. Candidates should be aware official transcripts will be required prior to any offer of employment being made.

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