Job Announcement – Modesto JC EMS Instructor

Instructor of Emergency Medical Service – Full-Time-Tenure Track 2022-2023 – Career Technical Education – Modesto Junior College

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Closing Date: Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm.

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Modesto Junior College is seeking a full-time, tenure track faculty member in the Emergency Medical Services discipline. The ideal candidate will share MJC’s commitment to educating its racially and socio-economically diverse student population. MJC currently serves 24,000 students annually, the majority of whom are from racially minoritized populations, with the following breakdown: 53.5% Hispanic, 35.1% White, 4.9% Asian, 3.4% African American/Black, 1.4% Filipino, 0.5% Native American, 1.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% Multi-racial/Other.

MJC is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the college has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join the college already fully engaged in exploring new wrap around student support services and innovative pedagogical techniques to improve equity and overall student success.

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Position Information

Job Title Instructor of Emergency Medical Service – Full-Time-Tenure Track 2022-2023 – Career Technical Education – Modesto Junior College
Site Modesto Junior College
Tenure Track Tenure Track Position
Salary Range / Other Placement on the Yosemite Community College District salary schedule dependent upon education and experience. 2021-2022 Salary Schedule – $62,910 to $117,437 per year, plus an annual $2,643 stipend for an earned doctorate. New personnel limited to a maximum tenth step initial placement based on previous experience – maximum equals $97,660.

Benefits The District currently pays for a number of health options for the employee and dependents. Employees may elect to pay a premium for a higher health option. Vision care and dental insurance premiums for the employee and dependents is District paid. Income protection and life insurance premiums for the employee are also District paid.
•Temporary One-Year appointments are not eligible for the District’s Retiree Benefit Programs.
•Benefits eligibility is based on work assignment

Position Summary Information

Minimum Qualifications Determined by California State Chancellors Office:

Bachelor’s degree AND two years of professional experience directly related to this assignment OR Associate degree AND six years of professional experience directly related to this assignment OR the equivalent, AND meet Title 22, Section 10070. ©

Qualifications as principal instructor: “Shall be a physician, registered nurse, physician assistant, EMT-P, EMT II, or EMT-1, who is currently licensed or certified in the State of California; have at least two (2) years academic or clinical experience in the practice of emergency or pre-hospital care within the last five years; have completed a minimum of 40-hour teaching methodology course and be approved by the local EMS agency as qualified to teach the topics to which s/he is assigned.”

Knowledge of and ability to appraise the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. Sensitivity to the needs, problems and challenges associated with the diversity of the community college student population.

Job Description Summary All full-time faculty are expected to participate actively in their disciplines, department activities, and the general intellectual life and governance of the college. Part of the teaching assignment may be online, in the evening, and/or on Saturdays. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Teaching lower division college courses in Emergency Medical Services and Paramedics Teaching in the areas of Basic First Aid, Advanced First Aid, C.P.R., A.E.D., First Responder, E.M.T., E.M.T. Refresher, Basic Cardiology, ECG, Pre-Paramedic, Paramedic, Special Medical Topics, and other topics in Emergency Medical Services.
• Teaching lecture, lab and externship offerings that may include the day, evening, or non-traditional (e.g., off-site or Saturday) time slots, and/or distance education (synchronous and asynchronous).
• Developing Emergency Medical Services and Paramedic related program curriculum
• Work effectively with community agencies in the emergency medical service, public safety and fire protection field.
• Participating in COAMPS and SLEMSA renewal and reporting process.
• Maintaining active related industry certifications and credentials required to meet accreditation requirements in the subject area.
• Advisory Committee and Labor Market
• Advancing equitable student learning through dedicated, exemplary instruction in accordance with established course outlines.
• Informing students of course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements.
• Preparing and grading class assignments and examinations and informing students of their academic progress.
• Maintaining attendance, scholastic, and other records and submitting them according to published policies and deadlines.
• Attending department, division, and college-wide meetings on a regular basis.
• Posting and holding sufficient and regular office hours in accordance with prevailing policy.
• Developing, implementing, and assessing student-learning outcomes for courses and programs and using the results for improvement.
• Engaging in data inquiry and self-assessment to develop strategies for student success, persistence, and equity.
• Collaborating in the development and revision of curriculum and in program review.
• Engaging in department program improvement initiatives.
• Participating in professional development activities, both departmental and college-wide, especially in connection to statewide initiatives.
• Maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter area and effective teaching/learning strategies.
• Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
• Engaging in the college’s participatory governance processes.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

• Mobility: ability to sit or stand for long periods, move about an office, and reach above and below desk level.
• Dexterity: fine manipulation sufficient to operate a keyboard, handle individual papers, write and take notes.
• Lifting: occasional lifting of papers, files, equipment and material weighing up to 25 pounds.
• Visual Requirements: close vision sufficient to read files, documents, and computer screens and do close-up work; ability to adjust focus frequently.
• Hearing/Talking: ability to hear normal speech, speak and hear on the telephone, and speak in person.
• Emotional/Psychological Factors: ability to make decisions and concentrate; frequent contact with others including some public contact; frequent deadlines and time-limited assignments.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

• Education and/or experience in teaching Emergency Medical Services related courses to adults at for private training entities or at the college level.
• Current knowledge of Advanced Critical Life Support, Basic Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation, Automated External Defibrillator, 1st Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, and Paramedics.
• ACLS, BLS, PALS, and CPR curriculum instructor certified or become certified within one (1) year of appointment.
• Ability to effectively instruct, supervise, and evaluate student in classroom, laboratory and clinical/externship settings.
• Competent in new pedagogies, such as accelerated learning, supplemental instruction, on-line or hybrid teaching, and other pedagogies directed at improving student success and student equity.
• Current understanding of assessment processes for improving student success at the course, program, and degree level.
• Education and/or experience in teaching in Emergency Medical Services and/or Paramedics at the community college level.
• Ability to develop curriculum or services that stress innovation and improve student equity.
• Enthusiasm for the teaching and learning process and a desire to work with community college students.
• Commitment to supportive relationships with students and colleagues.
• Capable of instructing using teaching methods that accommodate various student-learning styles.
• Participate in professional growth and remain current in subject area and major state initiatives.
• Evidence of campus, community and/or industry field involvement.
• Vision and energy to plan and organize programs to enhance student success.
• Ability to operate effectively in an environment of change and ambiguity.
• Willingness to participate effectively in shared governance.
• Personal qualifications such as effective interpersonal communication skills, participation in community affairs, ability to conduct effective public presentations.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:
• Recent experience working with African American/Black, Hispanic, Native American and other minoritized students in the classroom, and understanding of how historical patters of exclusion of these groups within higher education shape patters of participation and outcomes.
• Willingness to examine and remediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students
• Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in the classroom
• Experience and expertise in culturally responsive teaching in emergency medical services, especially as it relates to the relevancy of students’ lives, interests, and communities.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the Hispanic-Serving designation for institutional, departmental and instructional practices.

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Please note: The District does not integrate with the third party service of Interfolio; therefore, reference letters must be submitted along with the application documents required.

Only online application packets will be accepted including:
• YCCD Administrative online application
• Resume
• Personal letter of interest
• Unofficial Transcripts

Those applicants selected for personal interview will be notified by email or phone. In accordance with Board policy official offers of employment will be made only by the Chancellor or Vice Chancellor/Human Resources, YCCD. Final appointment is subject to confirmation by the Board of Trustees.
Federal law requires the District employ only US citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States. Written verification of employment eligibility is required.

TRANSCRIPTS: At the time an offer of assignment is made, proper salary placement is contingent upon receipt of OFFICIAL (sealed) transcripts. Instructors with advanced degrees and coursework shall be attached during the application process. An ORIGINAL of the evaluation(s) must be presented at the time of hire.

FOREIGN DEGREES: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association. A copy of the evaluation must be attached during the application process. An ORIGINAL of the evaluation(s) must be presented at the time of hire.

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

BACKGROUND CHECK: A background investigation of new employees is required, including reference checks and a state criminal history report. Employment will not begin until the history check has been cleared by Human Resources. The cost for the criminal history report will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.

The District may hire more than one applicant from this applicant pool.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

The Yosemite Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of Yosemite Community College District (Modesto Junior College and Columbia College) not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability in its educational programs and its employment practices. YCCD BP 3410 Nondiscrimination can be found at:

Title IX Sexual Harassment regulations define Title IX Sexual Harassment to include four terms “as defined in” the Clery Act and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA): Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking.

In accordance with 34 C.F.R. §§ 100.6(d), 104.8, and 106.9; and 28 C.F.R. § 35.106, the following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504/Title II policies:

District Title IX/Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator
Yosemite Community College District
2201 Blue Gum Ave., Modesto, CA 95358
(209) 575-7935
[email protected]

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Posting Detail Information

Open Date 05/19/2022
Close Date 06/30/2022
Open Until Filled No

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  1. *Are you a U.S. Citizen?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. *If you are not a U.S. citizen, are you legally authorized to work in the U.S.?
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    • I am a U.S. citizen question does not apply
  3. *Describe any personal or professional experiences which have prepared you to teach in the unique environment of California Community College:

(Open Ended Question)

  1. *Describe experiences, which demonstrate knowledge and understanding of two of the following: 1. Curricula or services which stress innovation: 2. Accommodations of various student learning styles: 3. Activities which promote currency and professional growth in subject area: 4. Effective participation in leadership and management:

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  1. *Are any of your near relatives (child, parent, spouse or domestic partner, sibling, or in-laws or step-relatives in the relationships listed) currently employed by YCCD? Response of YES or NO is required in the area provided. NOTE: If yes, it is required that you provide the person or persons name/s and their position title in the area below as well.

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  1. *Please tell us how you heard about this job announcement:
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1 (Attach all college transcripts)

Optional Documents

  1. Other
  2. Equivalency
  3. List of Graduate Courses
  4. Letter of Reference 1
  5. Letter of Reference 2
  6. Letter of Reference 3

2201 Blue Gum Ave Modesto, CA, 95358