Full Time Faculty - Fire Science

Glen Ellyn, IL
Mar 19, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

College of DuPage seeks full-time, tenure track faculty member/s to teach courses in Fire Science starting in August 2017. The A.A.S. in Fire Science has been awarded national recognition through the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education Program (FESHE) which recognizes College of DuPage's adoption of standardized core courses and commitment to fire and EMS professional development.

Additional duties include advising students, curriculum development and updates for all courses to maintain compliance with the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), various College of DuPage committee work, attend open houses and career fairs. Teaching within the discipline may include using various modalities such as traditional, hybrid, and online.

Opportunities may exist to teach a flexible schedule that may include teaching assignments during days, evenings and weekends.

Position Title: Full Time Faculty - Fire Science

Duties of Position:

Teaching at College of DuPage is enhanced and enlivened through institutional support of faculty creatively engaging in instructional development, research to improve student learning and remaining current in their field of specialty.

Experience and Education:

Qualifications for Fire Science:
  • Bachelor's degree in Fire Science or related field required
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as fire fighter/paramedic required
  • Licensed Paramedic by Illinois Department of Public Health required
  • Licensed as a Lead Instructor by Illinois Department of Public Health required
  • Certified as Instructor I by Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal required
  • At least 3 years teaching experience in paramedic/EMT/Fire Science courses required

Competitive starting salaries are dependent on education and experience. College of DuPage also offers a generous benefits plan.

To apply please submit your electronic application, unofficial transcripts, a cover letter including a list of three references, a statement of teaching philosophy, and current curriculum vita. Please include copies of required licenses or certifications as uploaded documents with your submission.

Equipment & Working Conditions:

About the College:

At College of DuPage, we believe that a community college should offer the advantages of an diverse community. With over 28,000 credit students each term, College of DuPage (COD) is the largest community college and the second largest provider of public higher education in the state of Illinois. Ours is composed of highly diverse students, administrators, faculty and professionals who are dedicated to furthering the future of our community and our world.

Founded in 1967, COD is well known for a wide variety of high caliber programs including nine associate degrees, more than 170 certificates in over 50 areas of study, and numerous opportunities for life-long learners. In addition, COD has entered into an innovative (3+1) partnership with six prominent universities, enabling students to complete one of seven different bachelor degrees at a significantly reduced cost.

COD’s financially strong, state-of-the-art main campus is located on 273 acres in Glen Ellyn, IL. With the addition of four Regional Centers located throughout DuPage County, COD serves over one million residents in 48 communities.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. College of DuPage is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its faculty.

Department: Fire Science - FIRE

Position Type: Full time - FT

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