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Instructor of Fire Science - Adjunct

McHenry County College
Crystal Lake, IL, IL

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Full Time
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Community College

Job Details

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Salaries are dependent upon education and semesters taught at MCC.

Position Summary

MCC Fire Science Adjunct Instructors are part-time Instructors responsible for instructing entry-level and experienced fire science students in a variety of fire service related topics including, but not limited to: fire behavior, tactics, water supply, and ventilation.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

Essential functions and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Teach courses as assigned by the College.
  • Available to teach daytime, evening, or weekend classes, as needed
  • Available for student conferences either before or after class, and by College email if necessary
  • Develop syllabus using MCC syllabus template
  • Work cooperatively within the department, the division, and throughout the College in striving for educational excellence
  • Conduct regular assessment of student learning
  • Maintain and submit accurate student and course-related paperwork and data needed for College purposes in a timely fashion
  • Document and report attendance daily and maintain and submit accurate attendance records weekly
  • Submit grade reports electronically by the required date
  • Utilize a variety of teaching styles in order to satisfy the different learning styles of students
  • Utilize computer-based instruction and databases when necessary
  • Required Qualifications

  • Fire Science Trainers may qualify in one of four ways:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, Criminal Justice or related field from an accredited institution and 2,000 hours of related work experience
  • Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science or EMS from an accredited institution or State Fire Marshal Certification in related field and 2,000 hours of related work experience;
  • Office of the State Fire Marshal Instructor I certification, 10,000 hours of Fire Service experience, or EMT-B Illinois licensure or previous EMT-B or EMT-P licensure, and 2,000 hours of related work experience;
  • Certification as an officer through a nationally accredited organization such as ProBoard or International Fire Service Accreditation Congress and 2,000 hours of related work experience
  • Five years Fire Service experience
  • Experience teaching Fire Service courses
  • Willingness to use educational technology (i.e. course management platform such as Canvas)
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth, especially regarding contemporary expertise specific to assigned teaching content
  • Commitment to the mission of the community college, and to teaching and motivating community college students in ways appropriate to their diverse backgrounds and learning styles
  • Strong communication, organization, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
  • Organization


    As a leading community college and an integral part of the Illinois system of higher education, McHenry County College (MCC) is dedicated to upholding a policy of open admissions, a comprehensive program of educational offerings, and maintenance of an informal and engaging student-oriented learning environment.

    Thrive in a dedicated and innovative team environment. Enjoy a rewarding career with generous benefits. Qualified applicants who are committed to excellence are encouraged to apply.

    At a Glance

    • provides credit and noncredit educational and training opportunities as well as special events for close to 60,000 participants annually. The college serves the seventh most rapidly growing county in Illinois and offers six associate's degrees and 17 Associate of Applied Science degrees.
    • also offers free adult education.
    • promotes a wide range of high-quality learning opportunities, enabling students to meet their educational, career and personal goals close to home at an affordable price.

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