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Fire Science Instructor (Adjunct Faculty Pool)

at Rogue Community College

Posted: 1/7/2020
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 2517388
Keywords: teaching, instructor

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

General Statement of Responsibilities

This is an adjunct faculty pool for teaching in the Fire Science department. The pool will remain open until June 2020 unless positions are no longer needed. Applications will be reviewed and candidates will be contacted and interviewed as positions become available. If at any time you decide that you are no longer interested in being considered, you may log in to the system and withdraw your application from the pool. Typically at the end of the year (or at any point we no longer have a hiring need for this department), we will close this pool and you will receive an email notification. 

Instructor is responsible for the planning and implementation of various fire science courses. Instructor is required to create a course syllabus, instruct students in the subject matter in accordance with that syllabus, maintain attendance records, assess student progress and evaluate course work for a letter grade. Instructor will maintain college standards in all aspects of professionalism, record keeping and instruction within the team atmosphere of the fire science department of Rogue Community College.  

Supervision Received

The dean, in consultation with the department chair is responsible for carrying out the evaluation of instructors under procedures developed by the vice president. The dean confers with the department chair in decisions regarding instructor workload, professional growth, retention, and department staffing levels.
 

Examples of Duties - Essential Functions

1. Instructs students in a classroom, lab, learning center, or other setting as appropriate. 
2. Arrives early for labs and assists in the setup and preparation of lab stations and scenarios. 
3. Assists in the cleanup and restocking of lab equipment and supplies. 
4. Evaluates students' performance in stations designed to mirror the skills performance tests used for certification. 
5. Acts as a proctor and/or role-player for simulated emergency scenarios.
6. Completes written Lab Evaluation Rubrics to provide performance feedback to students, Fire Science Coordinator, and Dean when appropriate. 
7. Represents the program and the College to the community, businesses, public agencies, and other organizations in a professional manner. 
8. Communicates effectively with a wide variety of students and college staff. 
9. Responsible for departmental equipment and provides for the security of facilities and instructional materials as appropriate to the department. 
10. Participates in curriculum planning and development as needed. 
11. Organizes the learning experience for the maximum benefit of traditional and non-traditional learners. 
12. Advise students on matters of program goals and course requirements. 
13. Performs other duties as assigned.

Screening Criteria


Education: AA degree in Fire Science or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Oregon State certification at or above the Fire Science level being taught required. 
 
Only degrees received from an accredited institution will be accepted: accreditation must be recognized by the office of degree authorization, US Department of Education, as required by ORS 348.609. Final candidate will be required to provide official transcripts for required degree.

Experience: 1-2 years of experience working in the Fire Science field. Knowledge of Wildland Fire prevention/firefighting, Crisis Management, Hazardous Materials, and EMT.  

Knowledge of: Knowledge of Fire Science subject matter being taught for in-field and classroom/lab setting. Computer applications for communication and learning, including, but not limited to, word processing, the Internet, multi-media presentations, spreadsheets and database management; curriculum development; the community colleges' mission, role in higher education, and student population; and sensitivity to a diverse student body and its needs.  

Ability to: Instructor must be capable of supervising students in the learning environment, especially during hands-on activities. Be able to demonstrate correct and safe use of equipment. Instructor may utilize assistants and/or guest instructors on approval from the Fire Science Coordinator. Instructor must have the ability to monitor any staff hired to assist during the course(s). 

Communicate effectively and respectfully with diverse students, staff, and community members; demonstrate experience or potential for innovation and creativity in both the classroom and related educational duties; demonstrate a commitment to professional standards and growth. 

Pass a criminal background check.   

Licenses: If required to drive on behalf of the college, must possess a valid Oregon Driver License and provide proof of an acceptable driving record. 
Physical DemandsThe physical demands listed below represent those that must be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Manual dexterity and coordination are required for more than half of the daily work period (about 60%) while utilizing tools and fire science equipment; office equipment such as computers, keyboards, 10-key, telephones, and other standard office equipment. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach, bend, kneel, stoop, twist, crouch, climb, balance, see, talk, hear, and manipulate objects. The position requires some mobility including the ability to move materials weighing up to 35 pounds on a regular basis and up to 80 pounds on occasion. On feet 90% of time. This position requires both verbal and written communication abilities.  
Working Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is primarily working indoors in a lab/classroom environment or doing outdoor lab exercises on/around fire apparatus in off-campus environments. The noise level in the work environment is typical to most lab/classroom environments with some prolonged exposure to loud fire apparatus and equipment. Other background noises and lighting conditions vary.

Additional Posting Information


Method of Application & Closing Date
This is an adjunct faculty pool for teaching in the Fire Science department. The application documents required include a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript as well as Oregon State certification.  Please attach Oregon State Certification under "Other Document #2."  Candidates will be required to provide official transcripts for required degree(s) upon hire. This pool will remain open until June 2020 unless positions are no longer needed. 

RCC is committed to a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity. We are an equal opportunity employer actively seeking to recruit and retain members of historically underrepresented groups and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
 
CANDIDATES WITH DISABILITIES REQUIRING ACCOMMODATIONS AND/OR ASSISTANCE DURING THE HIRING PROCESS MAY CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCES AT 541-956-7329. ONLY FINALISTS WILL BE INTERVIEWED. ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY EMAIL AFTER FINAL SELECTION IS MADE. INTERVIEW COSTS ARE AT APPLICANT'S EXPENSE. FINAL CANDIDATE WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW PROOF OF ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES. FOR POSITIONS WITH A DEGREE REQUIRED, ONLY DEGREES RECEIVED FROM AN ACCREDITED INSTITUTION WILL BE ACCEPTED; ACCREDITATION MUST BE RECOGNIZED BY THE OFFICE OF DEGREE AUTHORIZATION, US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AS REQUIRED BY ORS 348.609. 
 
Rogue Community College does not discriminate in any programs, activities, or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, use of native language, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws. For further policy information and for a full list of regulatory specific contact persons visit the following webpage: www.roguecc.edu/nondiscrimination.