Applicant Pool for Adjunct Faculty, Fire Services

Owens Community College

Owens Community College

Toledo, OH, USA
Posted on Friday, March 15, 2024

Advertised Position Title:

Applicant Pool for Adjunct Faculty, Fire Services

Job Description:

Instructor for Firefighting related course work. Course work may include, but is not limited to 36VFF, Firefighter I, and Firefighter II certification courses.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • This position requires classroom and/or online instruction in the discipline. The instructor must be knowledgeable in the discipline and must provide a high quality instruction. The instructor must have a demonstrated knowledge of and integration of appropriate practices of teaching diverse learners.

  • Ability to relate to and motivate students. Excellent communication skills. Self-motivation and ability to work with little direct supervision. This position requires the individual to have strong skills in the following:
    1. Written and oral communication
    2. Problem-solving
    3. Critical thinking
    4. Computer use, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and/or other required programs, Blackboard, and Owens email

  • This position requires the individual to have the ability to:
    1. Work with a diverse group of students.
    2. Integrate diverse methodologies in order to facilitate student learning.
    3. Understand the needs of community college students.
    4. Manage a classroom, including organizing and presenting material, designing lessons and activities that will facilitate student learning.
    5. Follow instructions and meet deadlines.
    6. Recognize students’ strengths and weaknesses in the discipline and provide feedback to students in such a way as to facilitate their learning.
    7. Evaluate student work fairly using Department guidelines.

Essential Functions:

  • Explain, Demonstrate & Assess students progress in the Fire Training Program according to State of Ohio Course Requirements & Objectives.

  • Assist in setting up equipment & supplies in the skills lab for Fire Training students.

  • Assist in cleaning and maintaining equipment and replacing consumable items used in the skill labs.

  • Perform Proctoring duties for Practical Skills Stations during state skills testing at the end of each semester.

Other Characteristics:

  • This position requires the following other characteristics:
    1. Embodiment of the Owens Core Values: Service, Learning, Innovation, Collaboration, and Excellence
    2. Enthusiasm for teaching
    3. Excellent interpersonal skills
    4. Strong organizational skills
    5. Patience and flexibility

Minimum Education/Experience:

  • Up to one year of specialized or technical training beyond high school

  • Actively employed as a Firefighter. Minimum Five years’ employment with a Fire Department. Three years of teaching experience, including developing lesson plans and assessment. Subject Matter Experts within the Fire Service also considered.

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FLSA Status:

United States of America (Non-Exempt)

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Retirement System:

STRS - STRS (Retirement System Classification)