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Fire Science Faculty, Leadville & Salida - 3 Year Term (req1231)

Location: Leadville
Employment Type: Faculty
Compensation: 71,039.61 - 86,526.18 USD – Salary (Exempt)
Job Openings: 1

Review of application material will begin on January 30, 2023.

Job Description

This full-time faculty position will begin in August 2023 with a 30-credit hour (170 day contract per Board Policy 4.12) teaching load                    annually. This position may be considered for partial (3-6 credit hours) administrative release to serve as the campus program lead faculty.

The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses that lead to both certifications and the Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science within the Colorado Mountain College district and service area. Examples of courses include but are not limited to: Fire Fighter 1 Academy, Fire Fighter 2 Academy, and Hazardous Materials. Lead faculty in this discipline additionally facilitate recruiting, training, and scheduling of Fire Technician staff and adjunct faculty. They also maintain and purchase supplies, coordinate testing and state required documentation, assist in the collection of student records, and identify local opportunities for experiential partnerships in conjunction with the Fire Science Coordinator. 

Teaching responsibilities expected of all faculty include teaching course load as assigned; evaluating courses and assessing student learning; meeting established course, program and student learning outcomes; complying  with guidelines and policies; maintaining office hours per established standards; developing rapport with students; assisting with and participating in advising; participating in orientation; and registration activities.

CMC Faculty are expected to engage in scholarly endeavors as well as service activities such as campus and college committees, participation in relevant projects, peer mentoring, participation in and assist with     assessment activities, program review, student organization, recruiting and retention.

Salary range: $71,039.61 - $86,526.18 depending upon education and experience. Excellent benefits include, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Pet insurance, 12% retirement contribution, tuition reimbursement, sick time accrual, mental health resources, and healthy lifestyle benefits. 

Term faculty positions are full time, temporary positions. Term faculty members deliver a full load of courses, hold routine office hours, advise students, provide other duties associated with instruction, and participate in limited service activities. Term positions may be renewed annually, for up to three years.

Minimum Qualifications

Qualified candidates must be credentialed to teach in this program, or eligible to be credentialed. Examples of ideal qualifications include:

An Associate’s Degree from a regionally accredited college or university and 10,000 hours of verified, paid Fire Department work experience in the past five years is required; or Bachelor’s Degree and 4,000 hours of verified, paid Fire Department work experience in the past five years. Degree and previous teaching/training in directly related field preferred. Both formal and non-formal teaching experience will be considered. A Degree in Fire Science, Public Safety, Public Administration, or related field is preferred.

Current certifications required to teach in the fire science curriculum are required.  Examples include: Colorado State Firefighter 2 or higher Certification, Colorado State Fire Instructor, Colorado State 1403 Live Fire Certification, an Auto Extrication Class Certificate, and Colorado State HazMat Operations Certification.

Welcoming. Innovative. Focused on Student Success. These principles reflect the soul of CMC. They guide us in building our teams, cultivating leaders, and expanding our approaches and mindset. They guide us to be an institution of higher education that’s the right fit for every faculty member, staff, student, and community member in its trust. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with students, employees, and community members of all backgrounds.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) or conversational language abilities preferred.

To Apply: Please submit the required letter of interest, resume, list of three professional references and transcripts. To be considered for a full-time faculty position, transcripts must be included with application material. Please do not send official transcripts; please use copies for application purposes. CMC is an EOE committed to diversifying its workforce.