Full Time Lead Instructor - Emergency Medical Science

Full-Time, Regular (Exempt)

https://www.gaston.edu/employment-opportunities/

SUMMARY

Open until filled  - Review of applications will begin 10/17/19

NOTE:  Salary range is dependent upon degree (associate degree to doctorate degree)

Plan, organize, teach, and schedule courses in the Emergency Medical Science Program; provide instruction for EMT and paramedic students; assist with the coordination of curriculum; provide continued development of the EMT and paramedic curriculum; provide academic advising; and, assist with registration, orientation, and graduation.
 
Responsible for the preparation, delivery, and evaluation of courses including preparing lectures and teaching students in classroom and lab environments, evaluating and grading student tests and assignments, fostering student success and completion, making recommendations for updating course design and/or syllabi as needed, and following established instructional procedures and protocols. Position requires the teaching of both day and evening classes at multiple instruction sites and through multiple modes as required. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Teach assigned classes using a variety of instructional methods to achieve student learning according to expected outcomes.  Appropriately teach or present information, ideas, and skills in ways that accommodate different learning styles of a diverse student population. 
  2. Provide students with the approved course syllabus and relate instruction and evaluation to that syllabus. 
  3. Maintain a collegial classroom and learning environment that fosters respect and collaborative teamwork. 
  4. Evaluate achievement with timely interim and final performance evaluations and assign grades which reflect College policy and the achievement of course objectives as stated in the syllabus. 
  5. Maintain a high-degree of flexibility to be accessible and accommodate student needs, which may require meetings outside of scheduled classroom or office time. 
  6. Maintain instructional quality and effectiveness through ongoing evaluation of the course and the course's syllabi and making recommendations revisions as needed. 
  7. Maintain class records and submit required reports in a timely manner. 
  8. Develop new courses and select and recommend appropriate instructional materials and textbooks. 
  9. Due to the ongoing evolution of technology, this position requires the regular updating of technical and instructional knowledge, skills, and abilities through professional development or coursework. 
  10. Attend and otherwise participate in scheduled department, division, and College meetings and participate in graduation. 
  11. Serve on college committees. 
  12. Participate in activities that enhance the College's service to students and to the community.
MINIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS
  • Associate degree from a regionally accredited institution required.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution preferred. 
  • Must meet minimum SACS criteria and the minimum criteria of other pertinent accrediting, licensing, and credentialing agencies in the area of teaching assignment.

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
 

  • Current paramedic certification, current NREMT-P certification, and current EMT-P certification or eligiblility for certification by the NC Office of EMS required.
  • ACLS, PALS, ITLS, or PHTLS instructor certification required.
  • NC Level 1 Paramedic Instructor credential required.
  • NC Level 2 Paramedic Instructor credential must be attained within 12 months of hire.
  • AMLS instructor certification preferred.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Three years of experience as a paramedic required.
  • Two years of EMS teaching experience required.
  • Strong understanding of accreditation and standards to lead a paramedic curriculum program as a faculty member required.
  • Community college and online teaching experience using Blackboard learning management system preferred.   
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
 

  • Must have the ability to perform physical skills comparable to the EMS work environment, including lifting and moving patients and equipment (sometimes in excess of 125 pounds), pushing and pulling objects weighing 50 pounds, walking, standing, climbing, squatting, running, moving over uneven terrain and other work in austere environments.
  • Exposure to typical elements associated with an EMS classroom and clinical lab environment.
  • Work environment can be stressful at times in dealing with a wide variety of challenges and deadlines.
Closing Date (If Any): 
Monday, January 6, 2020
County: 
Statewide (No County)
Gaston
Lincoln
Certification Level: 
Paramedic