Adjunct Instructor, Fire Science

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Posting Number F/A140159 Position Title Adjunct Instructor, Fire Science Department Health and Public Services Division Academic Affairs Classification Adjunct Union/Non Union Union Full Time / Part Time? Part Time Temporary? No Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 08/16/2018 Closing Date 03/09/2019 Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Cover letter and resume must be attached to your application. Reference letters can be attached to application, email ([email protected]), or mailed (Emergency Services Department), Joliet Junior College 1215 Houbolt Rd. Joliet, IL 60431

Advertising Summary

Would you like to work for one of the first choices of employment?

Do you want to be part of a strategic organization?

One that prides itself on educating our future workforce.

Tucked in the middle of a wildlife preserve, bridging the banks of a lake and surrounded by its own Arboretum, Joliet Junior College is an educational community that embraces diversity and promotes personal growth. Each year, more than 35,000 students find the diverse, comprehensive high quality educational experience they are looking for at JJC. We hope that you will take a few minutes to explore the job opportunities we have available and consider becoming a part of this experience.

The recruitment of qualified and diverse faculty and staff is the cornerstone of JJC’s commitment to an innovative, collaborative and inclusive educational community. At JJC, we respect the wealth of knowledge and experience each of our employees brings to the workplace. The college supports this commitment by providing full-time employees with a comprehensive benefits package for our full-time employees including:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (employee & family)


Flexible Spending Account

403(b) and 457(b) option for pre-tax retirement savings

Joliet Junior College Tuition Assistance (employee & family)

Long Term Disability

Life Insurance & a comprehensive leave plan including:

•Federal holidays

Link to Human Resources website

Job Description

STATUS:Part time
DEPARTMENT:Health and Public Services
DIVISION:Academic Affairs
UNION:Adjunct Faculty
REPORTS TO:Program Coordinator
MINIMUM PAY RATE:Refer to current adjunct faculty contract

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its faculty.

Requires practical application of fire service education, fire rescue procedure development and administration. An adjunct community college instructor is an instructor hired for one semester to teach one or more courses for which he/she is qualified to teach. The adjunct instructor reports to the appropriate Instructional Coordinator and/or Department Chair; provides quality instruction for the assigned courses. The instructor works with full-time faculty in assessing students and following all course guidelines. Willingness to teach at other campus sites is required. Adjunct instructors may submit preferences for locations and loads. Position is subject to all terms and provisions of the Joliet Junior College adjunct faculty contract.
1.Teach introductory and advanced classes in Fire Science, Homeland Security, Emergency Management including Fire Officer I & II Curriculum.
2.Develop, coordinate and upgrade curriculum and teaching materials required by state and federal regulations for fire programs.
3.Work closely with other faculty, adjunct and special programs and services within the college to determine placement, curriculum, National Fire Academy FESHE certifications, Office of the State Fire Marshal certifications and support academic staff.
4.Participate in appropriate department meetings and recruitment activities; serve on committees as needed.
5.Comply with departmental curriculum, grading standards, attendance policies, textbook choices, and assessments, and other established processes.
6.Attend classes regularly; return college reports, credentials, and other requested documentation in a timely manner; effectively communicate with appropriate staff and chair.
7.Comply with all legal and ethical obligations, including FERPA, ADA, and other regulatory legislations. Communicate discrepancies to appropriate officials.
8.Commit to furthering the mission, goals, and core values of the college at all times.
9.Meet other contractual obligations as spelled out in the Joliet Junior College adjunct faculty contract.

1.Illinois State Fire Marshall Fire Instructor II
2.Five (5) years of experience in the Fire Service or related field.
3.Illinois State Fire Marshall Certification in subject area
4.Documented teaching experience


1.Associate in Applied Science degree preferably in Fire Science or related field
2.Prior community college and/or fire service teaching experience
3.Illinois State Fire Marshall Fire Officer I Certification

1.Standard classroom equipment and software.
2.Standard fire service activities and must be able to lift 35 pounds

1.Classroom, skills lab, and simulation teaching environment.


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Joliet Junior College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action college supporting diversity.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have the Illinois State Fire Marshall Fire Instructor II certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have at least five (5) years of experience in the Fire Service or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have the Illinois State Fire Marshall Certification in a related subject area?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have any professional teaching experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have an Associate in Applied Science degree preferably in Fire Science or related field?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Certification or License
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Other Document




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