Instructor, Fire Protection Technology

Guilford Technical Community College   Jamestown, NC   Full-time     Education
Posted on November 11, 2021
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Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) is currently the fourth largest of NC. Community College System’s 58 institutions. On our six campuses and through our online offerings, we annually serve approximately 27,500 students, 60% of whom are students of color. We strive to offer programs that provide equitable educational outcomes for all students representing all backgrounds, including, but not limited to, ability, age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. At GTCC, we are committed to cultivating a workplace culture of inclusion that welcomes, develops, supports, and empowers employees. We are looking for an exceptional leader, who shares our institutional mission, vision, and values, to join the instructional team. 

The Fire Protection Technology Instructor at Guilford Technical Community College will be responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, assisting in the developing of courses, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field.  He/she will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college. 

The instructor will prepare and teach the Fire Protection Technology courses in accordance with the requirements of the college. This position works collaboratively with the Program Director of Fire Protection Technology and reports directly to the Dean.
Duties/Functions
Teaching
Prepare & teach departmental courses to include: 
  • developing learner centered lesson plans 
  • employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning styles 
  • incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning   and laboratory environments 
  • creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population 
  • preparing, distributing and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi,   supplementary materials, instructional media and other devices as appropriate 
  • updating and revising curriculum to maintain currency 
  • developing new courses as needed to support the instructional mission 
  • participating in the development and review of course and program/general education outcomes as appropriate 
  • developing, conducting and documenting appropriate assessment of student learning in outcomes courses and programs/general education as appropriate  

Professional Development

Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by: 
  • participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditation 
  • participating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies  

Administration
Provide daily & ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records to include: 
  • maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment 
  • providing for the security of facilities, equipment and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditions 
  • maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, Moodle)
  • complying with all applicable college, state and federal rules and regulations  

Student Support
Provide an environment conducive to student success to include: 
  • conducting recruiting activities 
  • providing academic advising 
  • promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success 
  • assisting students with the registration and graduation process 
  • referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate 
  • maintain student records  

College Service
Support college-wide endeavors to include: 
  • collaboration with faculty and staff from other divisions/departments to promote communication, coordinate schedules and support student success 
  • serving on department, division and college committees 
  • participating in GTCC institutional initiatives 
  • collaborating with educational partners, business/industry and/or external agencies as appropriate to promote the instructional mission of GTCC 
  • supporting collegiality and teaching excellence by actively participating in the professional development of new and veteran faculty (e.g., mentoring and peer observation) 
  • participating in extracurricular student activities/clubs 
  • attending college professional development sessions, college/division/department meetings, graduation and convocation, as required 
  • demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork.
  • perform all duties as assigned by supervisor
Difficult Challenges Contacts Education Required
Bachelor’s degree in Fire Protection or a closely related field with 18 graduate credit hours in fire protection from a regionally accredited college/university. 
Education Preferred
Master’s degree in Fire Protection or a closely related field from a regionally accredited college/university. 
Experience Required
  • Five years of recent experience in a fire protection/fire service field setting and/or as an instructor in fire protection.
  • Three years of post-secondary teaching or industry training experience in fire protection topics in any of the following formats: teaching courses, training sessions, conducting professional development workshops, and/or other continuing education seminars  
Experience Preferred
  • Greater than five years of recent experience in a fire protection/fire service field setting and/or as an instructor in fire protection.
  • Greater than three years of post-secondary teaching or industry training experience in fire protection topics in any of the following formats: teaching courses, training sessions, conducting professional development workshops, and/or other continuing education seminars
  • Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes
  • Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems
  • Community College teaching or training experience preferred.
KSA Required
The Instructor shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its “open door” policy.  He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned.  The Instructor must be able to:
  1.  Multi-task
  2.  Respect Diversity
  3.  Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments.
  4.  Create and maintain a learner centered environment
  5.  Communicate effectively
  6.  Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions
KSA Preferred Department/Job Specific Requirements
The following (compliance) training is required and must be completed within the first 30 days of hire with annual refresher training thereafter: (additional training may be added as needed)
  • Reporting Requirements
  • Anti-Discrimination/Harassment & Title IX
  • Safety/Shooter on Campus
  • Personal Information Protection Training (PIP)
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • eLearning Level One (before the first day of the first semester teaching)
  • eLearning Levels Two and Three for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods  (before the first day of the first semester teaching)
 
Specific Departmental Requirements:
Stay abreast of CDC standards for employees, students, and visitors.
Physical Demands
Physical Activity: Long periods of standing and or walking
Environmental Hazard(s): <15%
Lifting: 20<->50lbs.
Lift up to 50 pounds unassisted.
Stoop, bend, squat, lift, reach overhead

Other:
1.  Criminal history checks with acceptable results are required. 
2.  Requires some evening and weekend hours
3.  Must work at some off campus and community locations.
4.  Must have a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record 
Posting Type Faculty