Instructor, Fire Science & Safety (Spring 2018 - Tenure Track)

Elgin, IL
Jun 01, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Community College
Elgin Community College
Elgin, IL

Instructor of Fire Science & Safety (Spring '18 - Tenure Track)

Elgin Community College (ECC) is a comprehensive, fully accredited community college located in Elgin, Illinois, one of its most rapidly growing cities. Our district encompasses 360 square miles, serving 400,000 people, 11,000 businesses with four public school districts and 15 high schools. ECC was selected as one of five Illinois community colleges to participate in the national Achieving the Dream (AtD) initiative. is a long-term national initiative that collaborates with community colleges to help more students earn degrees, complete certificates, or transfer to four-year institutions to continue their studies. The park-like setting of our 145 acre Main Campus offers instruction spanning nine major buildings with beautiful views. ECC also offers classes throughout the northwest suburbs of Chicago with more than 100 off-campus locations.

Full-time teaching faculty instruct students and evaluate their progress to facilitate students in attaining their educational goals.

Essential Responsibilities:

Deliver Instruction
1) Conduct assigned classes and/or labs
2) Prepare lessons
3) Provide course syllabus (which shall include course information, grading standards, attendance policies, classroom behavioral expectations, and course outline)
4) Utilize learning outcomes assessment and measures to improve learning/instruction

If a lab is involved:
5) Prepare labs
6) Enforce lab safety procedures

Evaluate Student Progress
1) Keep accurate record of student performance
2) Provide students with timely feedback

Provide Student Assistance
1) Maintain office hours and voicemail/e-mail communication
2) Give career and academic advice
3) Refer students to student support services
4) Accommodate special needs students

Develop Curriculum
1) Review/select textbooks and instructional materials
2) Develop/revise courses
3) Develop/revise degree/certificate programs
4) Review/revise course outlines
5) Participate in articulation of courses/programs

If occupational program is involved:
6) Consult with advisory committees

Participate in Professional Development
1) Keep current on research and technologies in assigned specialties
2) Participate in professional growth activities
3) Participate in professional organizations

Participate in Departmental/Institutional Routines
1) Assist in scheduling of classes
2) Assist in setting departmental goals, learning outcomes and selection of textbooks
3) Participate in assessment of student learning outcomes at the college, program and course-level
4) Assist in assessing new equipment and/or supplies
5) Serve on standing committees
6) Serve on ad hoc committees (for example, search, college task-force, or instructional area committees)
7) Participate in program review
8) Comply with registration/records procedures
9) Verify student enrollment
10) Attend College-wide faculty meetings
11) Serve on non-tenure faculty evaluation committees in accordance with the agreed upon Faculty

Evaluation Handbook
12) Complete the requirements of the evaluation processRequirements:
1. Master's degree in the discipline or in a related discipline with at least 15 graduate hours in the discipline and 4,000 hours of work experience.

Desired Qualifications:
1. Teaching Experience.
2. Five (5) years experience in the Fire Safety Field
3. Demonstrated ability to foster an effective learning environment in a college classroom.
4. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships.
5. Experience in curriculum development and program assessment.
6. Experience in using a variety of instructional methods to facilitate student learning.

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Elgin Community College is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.