Instructor of Emergency Medical Service

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Modesto Junior College


Instructor of Emergency Medical Service

Full-Time Tenure Track 2018-2019

Salary: Placement on the Yosemite Community College District salary schedule dependent upon education and experience. 2015-2016 Salary Schedule – $55,384 to $103,694 per year, plus an annual $2,374 stipend for an earned doctorate. New personnel limited to a maximum tenth step initial placement based on previous experience – maximum equals $80,856.

Deadline: 06/06/2018


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Minimum Qualifications Determined by California State Chancellors Office:

Bachelor’s degree AND two years of professional experience directly related to this assignment OR Associate degree AND six years of professional experience directly related to this assignment OR the equivalent, AND meet Title 22, Section 10070. © Qualifications as principal instructor: “Shall be a physician, registered nurse, physician assistant, EMT-P, EMT II, or EMT-1, who is currently licensed or certified in the State of California; have at least two (2) years academic or clinical experience in the practice of emergency or pre-hospital care within the last five years; have completed a minimum of 40-hour teaching methodology course and be approved by the local EMS agency as qualified to teach the topics to which s/he is assigned.”


Knowledge of and ability to appraise the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Sensitivity to the needs, problems and challenges associated with the diversity of the community college student population.


Job Description Summary    

All full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be online, in the evening, and/or on Saturdays. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Teaching lower division college courses in Emergency Medical Services that may include but not limited to: Basic First Aid, Advanced First Aid, C.P.R., A.E.D., First Responder, E.M.T., E.M.T. Refresher, Basic Cardiology, ECG, Pre-Paramedic, Paramedic, Special Medical Topics, and other topics in Emergency Medical Services.

• Assignments may include offerings in the day, evening, or non-traditional (e.g. off-site or Saturday) time slots, and/or distance education. 

• Advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines.

• Informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements.

• Preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress.

• Maintaining attendance, scholastic, and other records and submitting them according to published policies and deadlines.

• Attending department, division, and college-wide meetings on a regular basis.

• Posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy.

• Developing, implementing, and assessing student-learning outcomes for courses and programs and using the results for improvement.

• Collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review.

• Engaging in department program improvement initiatives.

• Participating in department, division, and college committees.

• Participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide, especially in connection to statewide initiatives.

• Engaging in data inquiry and self-assessment to develop strategies for student success, persistence, and equity.

• Maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/learning strategies.

• Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.

• Engaging in the college’s participatory governance processes.

• Perform other duties as assigned.


Preferred Qualifications    

• Education and/or experience in teaching Emergency Medical Services at the community college level.

• Current knowledge of Advanced Critical Life Support, Basic Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation, Automated External Defibrillator, 1st Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, and Paramedics. 

• Current understanding of assessment processes for improving student success at the course, program, and degree level.

• Competent in new pedagogies, such as accelerated learning, supplemental instruction, on-line or hybrid teaching, and other pedagogies directed at improving student success and student equity.

• ACLS, BLS, PALS, and CPR curriculum instructor certified or become certified within one (1) year of appointment. 

• Ability to use available technologies as teaching tools.

• Ability to effectively instruct, supervise, and evaluate student in both the classroom and clinical setting.


Desirable Characteristics    

• Ability to develop curriculum or services that stress innovation and improve student equity.

• Enthusiasm for the learning process.

• Commitment to supportive relationships with students and colleagues.

• Capable of instructing using teaching methods that accommodate various student-learning styles.

• Participate in professional growth and remain current in subject area and major state initiatives.

• Ability to operate effectively in an environment of change and ambiguity.

• Vision and energy to plan and organize programs to enhance student success.

• Willingness to participate effectively in shared governance and to work collaboratively.

• Personal qualifications such as effective interpersonal communication skills, participation in community affairs, ability to conduct effective public presentations.

• Ability to embrace the team atmosphere and work collaboratively with current members of the Emergency Medical Services & Fire Science staff and instruction in the Regional Fire Training Center.


YCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.





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Job No:
Posted: 5/15/2018
Application Due: 6/6/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $55,384 to $103,694 per year, plus an annual $2,374 stipend for an earned doctorate