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Assistant Professor/Program Coordinator - EMT program

Position Deleted on 2/01/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Kankakee, IL
Faculty - Medicine - Emergency Medical Services
Application Due:
Full Time
Provides instruction and assesses student learning in a variety of courses in the EMT program; collaborates with colleagues to maintain and develop curriculum; serves on college committees; performs other duties appropriate for a faculty member as assigned; is dedicated to learning college concepts, and develops programs & facilitates activities that promote student success and lifelong learning; works in collaboration with hospital affiliated EMT program directors.

Is responsible for the organization, administration, periodic review, continued development, and general effectiveness of the program; evaluating and assuring clinical education effectiveness through a schedule of regular visits to the clinical education sites; providing documented records and assessment of the clinical component of the program; maintaining current knowledge of clinical laboratory sciences, current accreditation and certification procedures, and educational methodology through continued professional development.

Essential Responsibilities:

A. Provide instruction and assess student learning within the program area.

B. Select and review educational strategies and materials to facilitate achievement of competencies related to each course taught.

C. Prepare current syllabi and instructional materials in accordance with course master syllabi, college policies and procedures.

D. Collaborate with colleagues to review and revise curriculum, teaching materials, and teaching methods to promote student success and lifelong learning.

E. Advise, counsel and assist students enrolled in their program in accomplishing their course and program goals.

F. Meet classes as scheduled by the College and maintains office hours as stated in the KCC Faculty Association Contract.

G. Evaluate student performance, including maintaining and providing tenth day and midterm attendance in addition to grade records for each class.

H. Remain current with content, technology and teaching and learning strategies in the discipline.

I. Assess student learning outcomes at the class, course, and program levels as defined by the faculty Assessment Committee.

J. Participate in curriculum and course development.

K. Attend division and faculty meetings and communicate regularly with the program director and/or division associate dean regarding instructional concerns.

L. Participate in faculty evaluation and in-service development activities.

M. Work in a collaborative manner and respond to phone and email requests promptly.

N. Assist the program director and/or division associate dean in the recruitment and selection of part-time instructors.

O. Provide course materials and assistance to part-time instructors as requested by the program director and/or division associate dean.

P. Serve on college committees as stated in the KCC Faculty Association Contract.

Q. Assist in budget preparation by recommending supplies and capital items where applicable.

R. Follow the policies and procedures of the College as stated in the Faculty Handbook and the KCC Faculty Association Contract.

S. Represent and interpret the program informally at available opportunities.

T. Attend the commencement program.

Specific Responsibilities:

A. Assists in the development of catalog and other marketing materials for the EMT program.

B. Assists in planning for and ordering equipment and supplies, and coordinating maintenance and inventory of equipment for instructional purposes within the program.

C. Assists in consulting with and advising the Learning Resource Center staff regarding desired books, periodicals, and audiovisual supplies.

D. Participates in the preparation of program assessment and evaluation reports of program accomplishments and concerns, making recommendations where appropriate to meet and maintain College requirements for accreditation.

E. Ensures all clinical facilities are provided all appropriate and necessary materials in a timely manner.

F. Provides clinical faculty development including inservices and training.

G. Organizes and facilitates an EMT Advisory Committee.

H. Serves as a liaison between clinical faculty, the program director, and the affiliate agencies in regards to scheduling and coordination of clinical rotation.

Other Responsibilities:

A. Performs other duties as required or assigned by the division associate dean.

B. To meet the needs of our students, the instructor may be required to teach courses during the day, evening, and weekend hours.

C. Responds to the functions of the position in an environmental setting which might include cold, heat, odor, dampness, dirt, fumes, dust, oil, grease, noise, or vibration on a frequent basis. Appropriate protective devices are available as required.

Educational and Experiential Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements:

A. Must possess the ability to teach all phases of the Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technician curriculum.

B. Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of the Emergency Medical/Paramedic profession including the relationship to other professions in the medical field.

C. Associate's degree in a related field and at least three years of field work experience as an EMT or Paramedic are required; Bachelor's or Master's degree in a related field preferred.

D. The following credentials are required and must be maintained in good standing during employment:
  • Paramedic certification in the State of Illinois (National Registry Certified)
  • BCLS Instructor certified
  • ACLS Instructor certified
  • Level III EMS Instructor
E. Prior experience as an excellent, innovative teacher in a variety of areas of teaching (academic, clinical, continuing education) and with the use of instructional technologies desirable; community college teaching experience is preferred; and an understanding/familiarity of the paramedic program offered through Riverside Medical Center is preferred.

F. Qualified candidate must have strong reading, writing, communication, and computation skills as well as be computer literate.
Full job descriptions, qualifications and applications are available online at .
KCC encourages applications from candidates who reflect the increasing diversity of KCC’s student body and community, and who will enhance and promote engagement with other cultures.

KCC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
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