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Assistant Professor of EMS/EMT

Pierce College
Lakewood, Washington 98498
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OPENING DATE: 04/09/19
CLOSING DATE: 05/19/19 09:00 PM
Join our Student-Centered College!

Are you passionate about helping others in crisis? Are you committed to the development of students and their learning goals? Are you looking for a great opportunity to guide the next generation of emergency medical technicians? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining the team at Pierce College, an innovative and equity­focused community college dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic and professional goals.

About the Program:

Pierce College Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program is a Nationally Accredited program that offers progressive levels of Emergency Medical Training. Pierce College's EMS department trains civilians and soldiers to become medical professionals.  These students work in the field to provide emergency medical and trauma care that includes assessment and, when appropriate, measures aimed to stabilize a patient so that he or she may be safely transported to a trauma center or hospital in accordance with National Protocols and guidelines established by National EMS Registry.  Students can take classes leading to (NREMT) National certification in one quarter. Students can obtain a one-year Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Certificate and/or two-year associate degree customized to transfer to a four year University.  Students who are interested in pursuing bachelor degrees in community medicine, nursing, physician assistant and paramedicine programs can transfer with their first two years completed at Pierce College to Central Washington University and many other four year institutions.  Classes in our department are also in demand by current industry professionals who seek to upgrade their skills and remain relevant in their fields.
Faculty also teach the district's five Core Abilities: Critical, Creative, and Reflective Thinking, Responsibility, Information Competence, Effective Communication and Multiculturalism.

About Pierce College:

Pierce College is an innovative community college committed to student engagement and learning. We value student learning experiences that foster equity and diversity in the classroom and expand into our local and global communities. From closing achievement gaps for all students to building directed career pathways, faculty, staff, and administrators work collaboratively to lead initiatives that advance student success. The college serves over 15,000 students in basic skills, transfer, and professional technical programs. Through continuous efforts, we have improved retention rates by 17% and graduation rates by 89%. This year, Pierce was named a top community college in several national polls.

Pierce College employees and students live and work in various communities that offer the diverse cultural and environmental benefits of rural, suburban, and urban lifestyles in the Pacific Northwest. As part of the community and technical college system in Washington State, the District includes Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, Pierce College Puyallup, Pierce College at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, as well as other extended learning sites.

About the Position:
Prepare and teach a variety of courses in the classroom, skills lab, and/or field settings for the EMS program. Work closely with the Program Manager, Medical Director, while mentoring other EMS faculty. This position reports to the Dean of Health and Technology.
  • Prepare course syllabi and schedules; prepare and teach classes and labs; prepare testing materials and evaluate student learning outcomes. 
  • Ability to serve as liaison with clinical sites.
  • Advise students regarding didactic, clinical and field performance as well as college/career pathways.
  • Participate actively in departmental committees and other responsibilities, including curriculum review and design.
  • Serve on campus committees; participate in division and college activities.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
  • Engaging in curriculum and program development incorporating current educational theories and research?
  • Analyzing course assessments, evaluations, and data and engaging in continuous improvement of courses based on that analysis in order to advance student achievement of outcomes, success in subsequent courses, and impact on retention and graduation?
  • Demonstrating multicultural competence, including an awareness and understanding of historically disadvantaged populations, and creating an educational environment that affirms commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion?
  • Working within a collaborative and innovative department?
  • Engaging in district­wide efforts to improve student retention and success, including closing equity gaps between demographic groups;
  • Incorporating active student learning and appropriate use of technology in the classroom?
  • Continuously innovating learning experiences (campus, online, hybrid) in response to assessment and evidence/data analysis?
  • Tailoring curriculum to engage marginalized and oppressed groups?
  • Utilizing active and inclusive pedagogy?
  • Creatively designing learning experiences that extend beyond delivering content and assist students in achieving course, program, and degree outcomes, including the college's five core abilities of Multiculturalism, Critical, Creative and Reflective Thinking, Information Competency, Responsibility, and Effective Communication?
  • Teaching, advising, and mentoring students holistically from recruitment tcompletion?
  • Engaging in shared governance?
  • Participating in the First­ Year Faculty Cohort in the first year of the tenure process.
Application Requirements:

To be considered for this position, applicants must include the following items in their application package:
  1. Letter of formal application that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the assigned responsibilities (Cover Letter).
  2. Responses to the following:  What personal and professional work have you done in order to broaden your understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion?  AND How have you infused equity, diversity and inclusion into your classroom  to equip/motivate/inspire to effectively engage in a multicultural society? AND Pierce College has set a goal of closing  gaps in degree/certificate completion for all student populations by 2020.  How will you contribute to this effort? (Supplemental Question).
  3. Detailed curriculum vitae of all educational and professional experience, which includes a list of courses taught (Curriculum Vitae).
  4. Unofficial copies of all college and university transcripts that include degree received and confer date. International transcripts must include a foreign transcript evaluation. For a list of approved credential evaluation services visit: http://naces.org/members.htm. (Unofficial transcripts acceptable for application process; official transcripts required prior to hire) (Transcripts).
  5. A list of four current professional references with name, relationship to candidate, address, email address, and telephone number. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted in lieu of a list of professional references (References).

Terms of Employment:

This position, which is contingent upon funding, is a full-time, tenure-track assignment of 173 contracted days per year with the tenure process starting in September 2019, and with the opportunity to start working an earlier quarter. Assignment may include district discipline/program coordination, as well as evening, hybrid, and/or online teaching. This is a District position with a "home" campus assignment. Initial placement of this position will be at the Fort Steilacoom campus. Candidates will be working for a District Dean and will be required to attend district meetings as well as collaborate with colleagues across the district and across departments.

Initial salary placement is based on the current full-time faculty salary schedule and is dependent upon education and experience. Salary placement for newly hired full-time faculty will be at one of five levels based upon qualifications including teaching experience and credentials. The five levels range from $53,377 to $57,825 per 173-day academic year. Opportunities for summer employment and other assignments are in addition to the base salary.

Reasonable Accommodation:

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the District Human Resources Office by calling 253-964-7342.  Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state's free telecommunication access service

Screening & Interview Process:

Only those candidates who have complied with the application process and have met the required qualifications will be considered. The most desirable candidates will be contacted for an interview. Application materials submitted to Pierce College are the property of the College and will not be returned.

Conditions of Employment:

  • An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the District to sponsor an H-1B visa. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.
  • Pierce College has adopted a Drug Free Workplace policy. As a condition of employment, employees must agree to abide by the requirements established in this policy.
Bargaining Unit:
  • This position has been designated as a bargaining unit position represented by the Pierce College Federation of Teachers.

The Pierce College District is an equal opportunity employer. The Board of Trustees and Pierce College District are committed to providing equal opportunity and will not discriminate in terms and conditions of employment and personnel practices for all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal.

For more information or assistance regarding your application, contact Human Resources at: jobs@pierce.ctc.edu.


Minimum Requirements:   
  • Current Washington State certification at the EMT or higher EMS certification level
    • At least 3 years prehospital EMS experience at the EMT or higher certification level, with at least one recertification
    • Approval as an EMS Evaluator as identified in WAC 246-976-161
    • Current recognition as a healthcare provider level CPR instructor from a Nationally recognized training program for CPR, FBAO and defibrillation
  • Successfully complete an instructor training course approved by one of the following:
    • The US Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; or
    • An Accredited Institution of Higher Education; or
    • An equivalent course approved by the State of Washington Department of Health
    • Currently endorsed as a Senior EMT Instructor (SEI) or eligibility to obtain status within six months of hireWashington State Emergency Medical Services affiliation
  • BA/BS in progress
  • Must be eligible for Washington State professional/technical certification
Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Three (3) years of full time recent experience in emergency medical services (EMS)
  • Teaching experience including curriculum development, continuing medical education (CME) or ongoing training and assessment (OTEP)


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