This is a full-time, tenure track faculty position for the Fire Protection and Safety Technology Program in the Division of Health Professions & Human Services. This program is nationally recognized by FEMA/ Fire and Emergency Service in Higher Education (FESHE). This faculty member will serve as Program Coordinator, responsible for maintaining the academic integrity of the program in conjunction with the College's mission and institutional goals. The Coordinator will participate in the teaching, effective delivery and further development and enhancement of the program offerings as well as engage in outreach efforts with the community.
• Serve as the Coordinator of the Fire Protection and Safety Technology Program.
• Teach Fire Protection and Safety Technology courses as assigned in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
• Utilize effective teaching strategies to support a student-centered learning environment, as well as maximize student retention and success.
• Participate in the development, implementation and assessment of pedagogical methods that facilitate student understanding and retention of concepts.
• Participate in the development of new courses as well as the evaluation, revision and enhancement of current programmatic offerings.
• Work collaboratively with faculty and staff from other departments and disciplines.
• Provide academic advisement to traditional and nontraditional students.
• Participate in appropriate college service activities (e.g. development/enhancement of courses/programs and/or resources, program review, recruitment and retention activities, committee membership).
• Engage in outreach and collaborative efforts/actives with local fire departments as well as related state agencies and professional affiliations.
• Maintain and expand relationships with technical advisory boards.
• Participate in professional development opportunities to maintain expertise and infuse new methodologies into programmatic offerings.
• Travel between campuses as needed to fulfill workload requirements.
• Perform other duties as assigned consistent with the provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The following qualifications must be addressed in the applicant's cover letter and resume.
• Master's Degree in Fire Science or related field with 16 or more graduate credits in fire science or equivalent fire science industry experience.
• Minimum of five years of recent professional work experience in the field of Fire Protection and Safety required.
• Administrative experience on a professional fire department strongly preferred.
• Experience teaching courses or training in Fire Science required, community college teaching preferred.
• Working knowledge of chemical safety practices, including the storage, handling, use, and disposal of chemicals required.
• Experience in developing and assessing student learning outcomes.
• Knowledge and experience with computers required; familiarization with student-oriented software preferred.
• Experience with the integration of technology, and multimedia formats in the development and delivery of instruction strongly preferred.
• Experience in online and/or hybrid course development and teaching preferred.
• Experience with creative and innovative instructional techniques to facilitate the student learning process preferred.
• Effective oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills required.
• Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and interpersonal connection with culturally diverse populations.
• Commitment to the mission of the community college, to teaching excellence, and to the maintenance and continuous improvement of high standards for student learning.
• Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations.
North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on basis of race, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin in its education programs or employment pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B and 151C, Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act, and regulations promulgated there under, 34 C.F.R. Part 100 (Title VI), Part 106 (Title IX) and Part 104 (Section 504). All inquiries concerning application of the above should be directed to the College's Affirmative Action/ Title IX/ Section 504 Coordinator.