ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PARAMEDIC/EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT)

Location
Chula Vista
Posted
May 24, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Community College

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PARAMEDIC/EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT)
HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER AT OTAY MESA
10-MONTH, TENURE TRACK POSITION
	
LOCATION: 8100 GIGANTIC STREET, SAN DIEGO, CA 92154		

This position may include a combination of day, evening, weekend, extension sites, and online or hybrid assignments.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Dean of the Higher Education Center at Otay Mesa and Paramedic Program Director, teach the courses of Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technician programs and other related classes, as necessary.

Southwestern College's Paramedic program has been nationally accredited for more than a decade and our graduates are consistently sought out as desirable employees and quality practitioners. Our program is designed to assist students in their pursuit of a career in paramedicine, but is also an important step towards gaining a career in the fire service. The paramedic program is cohort based lasting approximately 12 months which includes didactic, clinical rotations and field internship. At the conclusion of the program, we willassistthe student in their preparation for the National Registry Exam in which our students have enjoyed a98% pass-rate on their first attempt. In addition to the complete paramedic curriculum, our program also offers preparatory courses and refresher training.

We are currently seeking an experienced paramedic to fill the sole full-time faculty position in our accredited paramedic program.The instructor may be assigned to teach in either the EMT and/or paramedic program based on departmental needs. The desired candidate is a proven prehospital care provider and has experience in teaching, mentoring, and leading those around them. In addition, we are seeking a candidate who is familiar with the rigors and expectations which come with accreditation status, as well as one who has the ability to form partnerships in the community. Our EMT, paramedic and fire science training programs are working towards ensuring continuity within the programs and we would like a candidate who has a fire service background or understands the common dynamics between the EMS and fire services.

CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS QUALIFICATIONS FOR PARAMEDIC/EMT PRINCIPAL INSTRUCTOR:
Any bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience in an allied health field OR Any associates degree and 6 six years of experience in an allied health field AND Certified or Licensed in the State of California as a Physician, Registered Nurse, Physician Assistant, or Paramedic AND Forty (40) hours of documented instruction in teaching methodology AND Two years of academic or clinical experience in the practice of emergency medicine or prehospital care in the last five (5) years.

Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities. Experience working in a community with a similar diversity pattern as is found in the service area
for Southwestern College is desirable.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Recent work experience as a field paramedic or recent experience as a Mobile Intensive Care Nurse within the State of California. Teaching experience in an accredited paramedic training program. Recent experience working in an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) role within the fire service.
	
A teaching demonstration and writing assignment will be required of those invited for an interview.

SALARY & BENEFITS:
Upon initial employment, full-time faculty members are placed on the salary schedule based upon years of experience and education. The maximum initial placement for experience is Step 6. Faculty members are encouraged to continue their professional development through additional study qualifying them for advancement on the salary schedule. For current salary schedules and information on salary placement visit our website at www.swccd.edu. Excellent fringe benefits.

STARTING DATE: August 17, 2017 (Fall Semester)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application materials must be received online at https://jobs.swccd.edu. Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m., Friday, June 9, 2017 are guaranteed a review by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

FAXED AND E-MAILED MATERIAL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, HOWEVER, APPLICATION MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE ON-LINE AT OUR COLLEGE WEBSITE, https://jobs.swccd.edu/postings/2351

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Submit the following application materials on-line at https://jobs.swccd.edu/postings/2351:
	
	1.	Letter of application (cover letter which describes your educational and work experience related to your qualifications for this position)
	2.	SWC online application
	3.	Resume
	4.	Copy of CA Licensure (Paramedic, Registered Nurse, Physician or Physician Assistant)
	5.	Unofficial copies of college transcripts with dates degree conferred
	
Foreign degrees require an evaluation for United States equivalency from an agency having membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. Upon offer of employment, the successful applicant must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the deadline date.
All materials included in your application packet become District property,
will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.

INTERVIEW TRAVEL COSTS MUST BE BORNE BY THE APPLICANT.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act,
Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

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