Assistant Professor, Fire Technology
Palomar College - San Marcos, CA

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Position Title
Assistant Professor, Fire Technology

Department
Public Safety Programs

Full or Part Time
Full-Time

Category
Academic

Hours per week
40

Number of Months
10 month

Work Schedule
Teaching assignments will include day, evening, and/or weekend classes at the San Marcos campus and/or off-campus locations as part of contract responsibilities, as well as distance education classes. Full-time faculty are expected to participate fully in departmental activities and college governance and hold regular office hours.

Grade

Salary/Wage
Starting salary range: $53,413.02 – $83,562.16 annually. An annual stipend of $1,306 shall be paid to any faculty member who has an earned Doctorate from an accredited institution.

Academic training and teaching experience will form the basis for salary computation as determined by placement on the regular salary schedule of the College. A maximum of step 8 at the appropriate salary grade will be awarded to new faculty. For a salary estimate, visit www.palomar.edu/hr/salaryinfo and use the links in the Full-time Faculty section.

Salary/Wage Frequency
Monthly

Primary Function
The Assistant Professor, Fire Technology will be primarily responsible for teaching a variety of courses in the discipline of Fire Technology. Specifically, these courses may include:
• Fire 100 Fire Protection Organization
• Fire 101 Firefighter Safety
• Fire 115 Hazardous Materials
• Fire 118 Fire Prevention Technology
• Fire 120 Building Construction Protection
• Fire 125 Fire Apparatus and Equipment
• Fire 130 Fire Protection Equipment and Systems
• Fire 131 Emergency Preparedness
• Fire 132 Fundamentals of Emergency Management
• Fire 133 Disaster Mitigation
• Fire 142 Fire Ethics
• Fire 145 Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy
• Fire 151 Fire Fighter 1 Academy
• Fire 160 Wildland Fire Control
• Fire 165 Fundamentals of Fire Protection Chemistry
Supervision Received and Exercised
Complete details may be viewed at www.palomar.edu/hr/forms/PFF2009-11Contract.pdf.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Assistant Professor, Fire Technology will provide lecture and laboratory instruction in the District’s Fire Technology programs located at the San Marcos Regional Public Safety Training Facility, or any of the District’s educational facilities. The assignment will involve teaching academic transfer-level courses as well as courses specifically for management-level personnel, fire service officers, and support personnel.
In addition to the teaching responsibilities, other duties include maintaining regular office hours, curriculum and program development, development and assessment of student learning outcomes, full participation in department activities, and participation in college governance.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
N/A
Minimum Qualifications
1. Must meet one of the sets of qualifications listed under a) through c):
a) A Bachelor’s in any discipline and two full-time equivalent years of professional experience.
b) An Associate’s in any discipline and six full-time equivalent years of professional experience.
c) A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of the qualifications in either a) or b) above. Candidates who do not possess the specific minimum qualifications as stated above, which includes degrees that have not been awarded at the time of submitting the application, must complete and attach the Equivalency Qualifications Form ( www.palomar.edu/hr/forms/equivalency.pdf ).
Only coursework completed at, and degrees awarded by, accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education will be considered as satisfying the minimum qualifications. Candidates who have earned degrees from foreign institutions are required to submit both official translations and course-by-course evaluations of their transcripts that have been prepared by a certified U.S. credential review service that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services ( NACES ). Visit www.naces.org for a list of current members.
2. Possession of, or ability to obtain, a California State Fire Training credential with certification to teach Level 1 and Level 2 course disciplines.
Diversity Statement
Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds in a community college.
Preferred Qualifications
• Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in fire technology, fire science, public administration, or forest management.
• Ability to teach California State Fire Marshal level 1 and level 2 courses.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
• Recent experience in teaching fire technology courses at the college level.
• Demonstrated ability to plan, prepare, and present a lesson in a classroom setting.
• Ability to make effective classroom presentations by demonstrating a working knowledge of learning theory, techniques of teaching, and subject matter mastery.
• Awareness of community college issues.
• Demonstrated professional growth.
• Knowledge of modern practices in field tactics.
• Experience in writing curriculum; incorporating new technologies, such as online teaching; and using innovative teaching techniques.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with students, colleagues, local fire agency personnel, administrators, and other staff in a positive manner.
• Demonstrated interest in maintaining membership in and contributing to professional organizations and/or community service.
• Demonstrated ability to teach manipulative skills.
• Commitment to the development of a learning-centered college.
• Evidence of a strong commitment to remain current in fire technology and its instructional program.
Licenses and/or Certificates
See Minimum Qualifications section above.
Working Conditions
Complete working conditions may be viewed at www.palomar.edu/hr/forms/PFF2009-11Contract.pdf.
Terms of Employment
This is a full-time, 10-month-per-year tenure-track position. Teaching assignments will include day, evening, and/or weekend classes at the San Marcos campus and/or off-campus locations as part of contract responsibilities, as well as distance education classes. Full-time faculty are expected to participate fully in departmental activities and college governance and hold regular office hours.
Complete terms of employment may be viewed at www.palomar.edu/hr/forms/PFF2009-11Contract.pdf.
Benefits
Fully-paid employee benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents; and life, disability, and long-term care insurance. All full-time faculty are enrolled in STRS (State Teachers Retirement System).

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