Fire Science and EMS Faculty, Colorado Mountain College, Leadville, Chaffee, and Vail Valley

Job description

This full time, faculty position begins in August 2019 with a 30 credit hour (170 day contract per Board Policy 4.12) teaching load annually.

The Leadville Campus prides itself on the active art of teaching and illuminating learning for all students through experiential teaching in the classroom, lab and clinical settings. In addition to teaching EMS courses to EMTB and Fire Science students, the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in the visioning and growth of the Emergency Management related programs and curriculum.

This faculty position will teach a variety of EMS courses supporting the EMTB and Fire Science programs at the Leadville campus, which may include, but not be limited to: Basic EMT Lecture and Lab, EMT Intravenous Therapy, Wilderness First Responder, Occupational Safety & Health for Fire. The position will also support co-ordination of clinical placements for EMTB students.

Teaching responsibilities expected of all faculty include: teaching course load as assigned, evaluate courses and assess student learning, meet established course, program and learning outcomes, comply with guidelines and policies, maintain office hours per established standards, develop rapport with students, assist with and participate in advising, orientation and registration activities.

CMC Faculty are generally expected to engage in scholarly endeavors as well as service activities such as campus and college committees, participation in relevant projects, mentor peers, participate in and assist with assessment activities, program review, student organization, recruiting and retention.

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working in a culturally diverse environment and the ability to effectively work with students, employees, vendors and community members having diverse backgrounds.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) or conversational language abilities preferred.

Salary range: $57,492 – $74,144. Salary placement dependent upon education, related experience and teaching experience.


Qualified candidates must be credentialed to teach in this program or eligible to be credentialed. Examples of ideal qualifications include:

An Associate’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university and 10,000 hours of verified, paid experience in both EMS and Firefighting in the past five years is required; or Bachelor’s Degree and 4,000 hours of verified, paid experience in both EMS and Firefighting in the past five years is required. Degree in directly related field preferred. Minimum of one year demonstrated teaching/training experience (or equivalent as adjunct faculty).

Nationally Registered EMT – Paramedic or State of Colorado EMT – Paramedic Certified required. Experience with wilderness medicine or remote EMS care is a plus. Successful completion of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Division of EMS Administration, Instructor Course (or completion of this course within the first month of being in position) required; and/or current Colorado Firefighter 1 & 2, Hazmat Operations, and Fire Instructor cortication’s. Additional certifications may be required depending on courses taught.

To apply: Please submit the required letter of interest, resume, list of three professional references and transcripts. To be considered for a full time faculty position, transcripts must be included with application material. Please do not send official transcripts; please use copies for application purposes. CMC is an EOE committed to diversifying its workforce.

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Review of application material will begin May 13, 2019.




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Posted: 4/9/2019
Application Due: 6/8/2019
Work Type:
Salary: $57,492 – $74,144