Professor of Emergency Medical and Fire Technologies
Merced College - Merced, CA

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Bachelor’s degree from an acceptable accredited institution AND two years of professional experience in both EMT and Fire OR Associate degree from an acceptable accredited institution AND six years of professional experience in both EMT and Fire AND
Must be qualified to instruct Emergency Medical Technician I in the State of California
Must possess a valid California driver’s license
Candidate must have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


Master’s degree from an acceptable accredited institution
Experience with EMT and fire training and supervision
Knowledge, experience and certifications to teach a variety of emergency services and fire related subjects.
Current technology skills related to teaching in the discipline and a willingness to pursue future technological developments.

General Description: This is a full-time, tenure track instructional assignment in the Public Safety Department at Merced College under the general direction of the Dean of Allied Health, Business and Public Safety. The professor will teach EMT, Fire and EMT refresher courses. The standard teaching load is 15 units per semester, which may include evening hours.

Essential Functions:

Provide instruction in accordance with established course outlines and expectations
Inform students about course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance policy
Maintain required student attendance and scholastic records
Prepare and grade class assignments and examinations
Post and maintain regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy
Participate in the development and review of curriculum
Participate in the development of teaching-learning methods and materials
Participate in departmental, area and campus professional activities/committees
Participate in the college's learning outcomes assessment program, including course, program, and institutional assessments
Perform tasks needed for student records, e.g., submit grades on time to admissions and records

Allied Health, Business & Public Safety Area: The Area consists of 28 full-time faculty members and offers a full range of courses in nursing, radiologic technology, Sonography, allied health, fire sciences, emergency medical technician, administration of justice, corrections, accounting, administration office management, business, computer studies, management, management (CSA), marketing/merchandising, nutrition, and real estate.

How to Apply: All applicants must provide the following items by the closing date in order to be considered for this recruitment. Documents may be emailed or faxed to meet the deadline. If emailed or faxed, it is the responsibility of the candidate to send originals of all documents immediately. Email to:, Fax 209-384-6103

1. Obtain application from the Office of Human Resources or download from the Application Section below and complete the entire form.
2. Letter of interest addressing your qualifications for the position
3. Resume
4. 3 letters of recommendation (signed and dated within the last 2 years)
5. Copies of transcripts (undergraduate/graduate), official copies are not required unless applicant is hired

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are in the Human Resources Office on the filing deadline. Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

All materials submitted in your application file become District property and will not be returned to you. Please mail to:

Sue Miller, Merced College, Office of Human Resources, 3600 M Street, Merced, CA 95348-2898

Individuals with disabilities may request any needed accommodation to participate in the application process. Please submit your request with your application to the Human Resources Office.

Interview Information: Those applicants deemed most qualified for the position will be invited to appear for oral interviews before a screening committee which includes a 15-minute teaching demonstration on a selected topic. Finalist interviews with district administrators will follow the same or next day. A limited number of candidates will be invited to interviews. Expenses for travel and accommodations will be the responsibility of the candidates.

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