Fire Science Instructor (Adjunct Faculty Pool)

Rogue Community College

Grants Pass, OR

ID: 7068388
Posted: July 29, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

General Statement of Responsibilities
This is an adjunct faculty pool for teaching part-time in the Fire Science department. The pool will remain open until June 2021 unless positions are no longer needed. Applications will be reviewed and candidates will be contacted and interviewed as positions become available.

Instructor is responsible for the planning and implementation of various fire science courses. Instructor is required to create a course syllabus, instruct students in the subject matter in accordance with that syllabus, maintain attendance records, assess student progress and evaluate course work for a letter grade. Instructor will maintain college standards in all aspects of professionalism, record keeping and instruction within the team atmosphere of the fire science department of Rogue Community College.

Supervision Received
The dean, in consultation with the department chair is responsible for carrying out the evaluation of instructors under procedures developed by the vice president. The dean confers with the department chair in decisions regarding instructor workload, professional growth, retention, and department staffing levels.

Examples of Duties - Essential Functions
1. Instructs students in a classroom, lab, learning center, or other setting as appropriate.
2. Arrives early for labs and assists in the setup and preparation of lab stations and scenarios.
3. Assists in the cleanup and restocking of lab equipment and supplies.
4. Evaluates students' performance in stations designed to mirror the skills performance tests used for certification.
5. Acts as a proctor and/or role-player for simulated emergency scenarios.
6. Completes written Lab Evaluation Rubrics to provide performance feedback to students, Fire Science Coordinator, and Dean when appropriate.
7. Represents the program and the College to the community, businesses, public agencies, and other organizations in a professional manner.
8. Communicates effectively with a wide variety of students and college staff.
9. Responsible for departmental equipment and provides for the security of facilities and instructional materials as appropriate to the department.
10. Participates in curriculum planning and development as needed.
11. Organizes the learning experience for the maximum benefit of traditional and non-traditional learners.
12. Advise students on matters of program goals and course requirements.
13. Performs other duties as assigned.

Screening Criteria

Education: AA degree in Fire Science or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Oregon State certification at or above the Fire Science level being taught required.

Only degrees received from an accredited institution will be accepted: accreditation must be recognized by the office of degree authorization, US Department of Education, as required by ORS 348.609. Final candidate will be required to provide official transcripts for required degree.

Experience: 1-2 years of experience working in the Fire Science field. Knowledge of Wildland Fire prevention/firefighting, Crisis Management, Hazardous Materials, and EMT.

Knowledge of: Knowledge of Fire Science subject matter being taught for in-field and classroom/lab setting. Computer applications for communication and learning, including, but not limited to, word processing, the Internet, multi-media presentations, spreadsheets and database management; curriculum development; the community colleges' mission, role in higher education, and student population; and sensitivity to a diverse student body and its needs.

Ability to: Instructor must be capable of supervising students in the learning environment, especially during hands-on activities. Be able to demonstrate correct and safe use of equipment. Instructor may utilize assistants and/or guest instructors on approval from the Fire Science Coordinator. Instructor must have the ability to monitor any staff hired to assist during the course(s).

Communicate effectively and respectfully with diverse students, staff, and community members; demonstrate experience or potential for innovation and creativity in both the classroom and related educational duties; demonstrate a commitment to professional standards and growth.

Pass a criminal background check.


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