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Adjunct Assistant Professor, Automotive Service Technology
Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida
Date Posted 06/05/2021
Faculty-Vocational & Technical-Automotive Technology
Salary -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Part Time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Santa Fe College (SF) was recently recognized as the top-rated community college 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.  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.

Compensation: $715 per semester credit hour and/or $28.60 per contact/clock hour based upon the SF Salary Schedule.


Under general supervision, the Adjunct Assistant for Automotive Service Technology develops, prepares and teaches a variety of coursework covering all eight areas of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) to include:  Engine Repair, Automatic Transmission/Transaxle, Manual Drive Train & Axles, Suspension & Steering, Brakes, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Heating & Air Conditioning, as well as Engine Performance.  Adjunct Faculty are employed on a term-by-term basis and may be assigned teaching duties at SF’s main Northwest campus or at any of the College’s six educational centers.  Course offerings within the Construction and Technical Department may be taught during the day, evening, or online, as well as taught using other distance learning formats. 

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Plan, organize, and deliver Automotive Technology instruction in didactic, laboratory and/or classroom settings to promote student success within a community college setting.
  • Support and promote the college and departmental missions centered on excellence in teaching and learning through quality instruction, curriculum enhancement, and service.
  • Collaborate with department chair, faculty, and peers to evaluate, revise, design and develop curriculum current with industry standards to cultivate the mastery of course content.
  • Provide students with frequent, timely assessment of and clear feedback regarding academic performance.
  • Appropriately document student progress and maintain accurate records such as attendance, grading and achievement of student learning outcomes.
  • Honor student confidentiality and privacy as per appropriate laws, regulations and college rules.
  • Proctor exams, participate in departmental meetings, as well as college taskforces and/or committees as necessary.
  • Maintain appropriate office hours proportionate to the instructional assignment.
  • Actively engage professional organizations and community partnerships within the automotive industry.
  • Effectively utilize online course management systems to deliver and enhance course instruction.
  • Provide service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible and professional engagement.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Reports to: Director, Construction and Technical Programs


Required: Minimum of an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Certification with four (4) years of experience working in the automotive field is required.  

Preferred:  An Associate's degree or higher in Automotive Technology or related discipline is preferred, as is relevant teaching experience within a community college setting.  The successful candidate has demonstrated subject matter expertise, exceptional organizational skills, as well as a vision and desire to enhance automotive technology education at the college and elevate the program to exceed state, national and local standards of excellence. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The Adjunct Assistant must have the ability to deliver a high level of interactive customer service, develop and maintain collaborative relationships throughout the organization, communicate effectively and possess proficient computer skills, including familiarity with the Microsoft Suite of Office Applications. The successful applicant must be willing to work a flexible schedule at multiple sites, as well as demonstrate the ability to work well with students, faculty and staff at all levels within a diverse, multi-cultural, collaborative environment.  A criminal background check will be conducted.

Application Process: Applicants must submit an online SF Employment Application, upload an up-to-date resume, applicable certification and college transcripts to be considered for this position.    Unofficial transcripts will only be accepted for review purposes.  Candidates should be aware that official transcripts will be required prior to any offer of employment being made. 

Required Documents:
Certification(s), Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts
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