Fire Science/EMT Secondary Instructor

Oakton Community College, a caring community of educators dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning, seeks part-time Fire Science/Emergency Medical Technician Secondary Instructors to join our College. Applicants must be strong communicators and effective classroom facilitators who enjoy teaching in a student-centered environment.

Candidates with a commitment to working in a culturally competent environment are especially valued at Oakton.

We encourage applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity of Oakton's student body & community, who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures, and have a demonstrated commitment to working with and as part of a multicultural faculty and diverse student body and community.

Located seventeen miles from downtown Chicago, Oakton serves northern Cook County with campuses in Des Plaines and Skokie, Illinois.

Oakton has an immediate need for qualified part-time Fire Science/Emergency Medical Technician secondary instructors beginning with the Fall 2017 semester to assist in teaching the Emergency Medical Technician course on the Skokie campus.


Job Description:

Oakton has an immediate need for qualified part-time Fire Science/Emergency Medical Technician Secondary Instructors beginning with the Fall 2017 semester to assist in the teaching of the EMT course. Emergency Medical Technician studies the duties performed by emergency medical technicians, following the National EMS Education Standards.  Content includes CPR, human body anatomy, vital signs, ventilation, cardiac emergencies, resuscitation, automated external defibrillation, pharmacology, bleeding and shock, fractures, injuries, childbirth, lifting and moving of patients, legal and ethical issues.  Practical skill performance is heavily emphasized throughout the course.  This course is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health and successful completion of the course qualifies students to take the EMT licensing examination or the National Registry Examination for EMT.

The Secondary Instructor manages the basic resources and records and reports essential to the instruction process, including assembling course materials and preparing training records and report forms.  Prepared instructional materials are reviewed and adapted.  This would include delivering instructional materials using prepared course materials; organizing the classroom, laboratory, or outdoor learning environments; use instructional media and materials to present prepared lesson plans; adjust presentations to the different learning styles, abilities and behaviors of students; and operate audiovisual equipment and demonstration devices.  The Secondary Instructor administers and grades student evaluation instruments, including the delivery of oral, written, and performance tests; grading of oral, written, or performance tests; and providing examination feedback to students.

Secondary Instructors are paid $27.20 per hour.



Current Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) license as a Paramedic; a minimum of two years of experience as a licensed paramedic; current IDPH Lead Instructor licensure and/or National Association of Emergency Medical Systems Educator (NAEMSE) Instructor, Part I certification; Fire Science Instructor I certification or transcript of completion of the Fire Science Instructor course; and previous EMT-B or EMT-P training experience are required.

NAEMSE Instructor, Part I certification, three years or more of experience as a licensed Paramedic; standing as a Paramedic Preceptor; Fire Science Instructor II certification, or transcript of completion of the Fire Science Instructor II course; BLS Instructor certification from the American Heart Association; and credentials to instruct in CPR are preferred.


Additional Information:

Part-time faculty hires and assignments are coordinated by the department chairs. Contact Ali Abdollahzadeh at 847.722.8954 or for more information.

Part-time faculty are hired on a semester-by-semester basis. A reasonable effort is made to assure the assignment of courses to more senior part-time faculty who are fully qualified by virtue of their education, training, work experience as related to current technology and pedagogical techniques, and who have had a history of successful performance at Oakton Community College.

All assignments are conditioned on sufficient enrollment. Once a course starts, the part time faculty member is expected to complete the course.

Please contact Matthew Robitaille at if you have any questions or experience problems in submitting your application.


Application Instructions:

Required documents for a complete application file include an application, cover letter, resume/cv, official transcripts for the hiring credential, and 2 original, signed recommendation letters or college placement/credential file.

Interested applicants must submit their applications, cover letter and resume/cv on the Oakton website.  Please indicate the position code (PTFIR-17) on the cover letter.

Recommendation letters may either be submitted with original signature or e-mailed directly from the reference to

Transcripts may either be submitted on official paper or as pdf copies of official transcripts e-mailed directly from the Registrar's Office to

Transcripts and recommendation letters are required prior to appointment..

Official transcripts and original letters of recommendation or placement/credential file should be mailed to: Faculty Search PTFIR-17, c/o Department of Human Resources, Oakton Community College, 1600 E. Golf Rd., Des Plaines, IL 60016.



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