Fire Technology/Fire Academy Instructor - Full-Time, Tenure-Track
El Camino College
Fire Technology/Fire Academy Instructor - Full-Time, Tenure-Track
Division: Industry & Technology
Close Date: January 28, 2019
Complete job description and application available online at:
El Camino College is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty member to join its Fire Technology/Fire Academy team. This position will coordinate and teach lecture and laboratory courses that meet the requirements of the Fire Academy. In addition to teaching, representative duties will include: liaise with the State Fire Marshal’s office, South Bay Fire Chiefs Advisory Committee, and the California Fire Technology Directors Association; develop and coordinate primary instructor schedules and training (weekends and evenings); maintain equipment and the Academy facility; and ensure that OSHA standards are adhered to. Participation as a faculty member includes faculty meetings, student activities, and office hours. Assignment may include teaching as assigned during day, evening and weekend hours. Faculty are required to observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives, updating syllabi, and collaborating with discipline faculty on a regular basis to assess and revise measurable student performance indicators for each course.
Selected candidates will be invited for an interview, which will include a teaching demonstration on an assigned topic.
This position requires participation in a variety of campus and divisional activities. Faculty job responsibilities include the development/review of curriculum and assessment of learning outcomes to improve teaching and learning in achieving El Camino College’s mission of institutional effectiveness, quality educational programs, and vibrant student support services.
Bachelor's degree and five (5) years full-time or full-time equivalent professional experience in the discipline; OR
Associate's degree and six (6) years full-time or full-time equivalent professional experience in the discipline; OR
The equivalent - Candidates not possessing the required qualification(s) as stated on this announcement, must complete the Request For Equivalency Form as part of the
application process to explain in detail how their qualifications are equivalent to those above; OR
Valid California community college credential in appropriate subject (per California Education Code 87355 issued prior to July 1, 1990); AND
Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socio-economic, academic, and cultural diversity within student populations, including students with disabilities, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices.
Knowledge of the California Fire Marshal’s Fire Academy certification training standards. Certified to teach FSTEP and CFSTES courses.
Registered instructor in the State Fire Training office.
Strong organizational and critical thinking skills.
Demonstrated ability to develop a variety of effective teaching techniques and assessment methods.
Ability to engage student interest to support a variety of learning styles.
Ability to promote the use of instructional technology in curriculum delivery.
Ability to utilize technology in and outside of the classroom.
Community college teaching experience.
Ability to collaborate with faculty and college on issues affecting institutional, division and campus wide programs.
Understanding of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs).
Demonstrated ability to cultivate partnerships with related program industry members and advisory committees.
Experience examining and remediating one’s instruction, interactions, and/or practices to more effectively engage and support diverse students.
Demonstrated skill with addressing issues of equity.
Demonstrated expertise in culturally responsive methodologies, particularly as it relates to students’ lives, interests, and communities.
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS - Please limit each response to 300 words.
1. What strategies do you use to motivate diverse students and facilitate students’ self-
motivation? How do you assess whether these strategies are effective?
2. Please describe your knowledge of and experience with using student learning outcomes assessment to improve student learning. What were the key factors in creating learning success, particularly for diverse students?
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Contract shall be for full-time, tenure-track teaching assignment for the 2019 – 2020 academic year, beginning August 22, 2019. A teaching demonstration will be required during the interview process. Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credential(s), and transcripts. Candidates selected for employment must agree to be fingerprinted, submit Certificate of Completion of the Tuberculosis Risk Assessment and/or Examination, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States, and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.
The starting salary ranges from $64,547-$93,953 depending on education and experience. Excellent fringe benefits are included.
Applicants must submit the following documents by the closing date:
1) Online application: https://elcamino.igreentree.com/css_academic
2) Cover letter describing how applicant meets the qualifications.
3) Resume including educational background, professional experience, and related personal development and accomplishments.
4) Pertinent transcripts (only in pdf format) as stated in the job qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.) Multiple page transcripts must be loaded as ONE pdf document.
Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by- course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit:
5) Evidence of a valid community college credential, if applicant holds one.
Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online. If you need assistance, you may call 310-660-3593 Ext. 3476 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Due to the large volume of calls received on closing dates, we highly recommend that you do not wait until the last day to apply so that we may assist you with questions or technical matters that may arise. Give yourself sufficient time to complete the profile, which may take 45 minutes or more. Positions close promptly at 3:00 p.m.
Closing Date: Monday January 28, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
Only individuals identified for FINAL interviews are eligible to have their expenses paid. Reimbursement will be limited to economy airfare (to and from point of origin) and for meals and lodging. The maximum allocated for meals, lodging and transportation is $600. Candidate must
complete a Travel Request and Reimbursement Frorm and submit it together with all supporting documentation to the Human Resources Office.
Compensation and Benefit Highlights
Health, Life, Dental and Vision Insurance
The College provides a diversified insured benefit program for all full-time employees including medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Dependent medical, dental and vision insurance is available toward which both the College and the employee contribute.
Sick Leave and Disability
Paid sick leave is granted equal to one day for each month of service. Sick leave may be accumulated indefinitely. Rather than State Disability Insurance, limited sick leave benefits are available for days beyond the earned sick leave days and are paid at fifty percent.
Full-time employees contribute a percentage of their regular salary to either the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) or to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and social Security. Upon termination, STRS or PERS retirement contributions may be withdrawn in full, plus accumulated interest. Various benefit options are available for employees upon retirement.
El Camino College is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The El Camino Community College District is committed to providing an educational and employment environment in which no person is subjected to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), disability (mental or physical), sex, gender (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or retaliation; or on any other basis as required by state and federal law.