Adjunct Instructor, Fire Science

Posting Date 11/19/2020 Closing Date 12/20/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Cover letter and resume must be attached to your application. Reference letters can be attached to application, email (, or mailed (Emergency Services Department), Joliet Junior College 1215 Houbolt Rd. Joliet, IL 60431

Advertising Summary

Founded in 1901 as the nation’s first public community college, JJC’s dedication to student learning, community prosperity, and personal growth has influenced generations of students and community partners. Our six campuses and extension centers ensure accessibility and empower 30,000 students annually to improve their lives through the power of education.

Our commitment to our mission drives the change and innovation necessary to meet the evolving needs of our students, employees, and community. Our continued success is drawn from talented, diverse, and committed employees whose knowledge and passion for education create a thriving culture both in and out of the classroom.

JJC supports an inclusive and collaborative environment where everyone can learn, grow, and perform at their best. We invite you to apply your skills and experience in a way that supports excellence and rewards your contributions. Join our family and make JJC your first choice!

Job Details

STATUS : Part time
DEPARTMENT : Health and Public Services
DIVISION : Academic Affairs
UNION : Adjunct Faculty
REPORTS TO: Program Coordinator
MINIMUM PAY RATE : Refer to current adjunct faculty contract

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities.

The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Joliet Junior College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its faculty.

Position Summary

Requires practical application of fire service education, fire rescue procedure development and administration. An adjunct community college instructor is an instructor hired for one semester to teach one or more courses for which he/she is qualified to teach. The adjunct instructor reports to the appropriate Instructional Coordinator and/or Department Chair; provides quality instruction for the assigned courses. The instructor works with full-time faculty in assessing students and following all course guidelines. Willingness to teach at other campus sites is required. Adjunct instructors may submit preferences for locations and loads. Position is subject to all terms and provisions of the Joliet Junior College adjunct faculty contract.

1. Teach introductory and advanced classes in Fire Science, Homeland Security, Emergency Management including Fire Officer I & II Curriculum.
2. Develop, coordinate and upgrade curriculum and teaching materials required by state and federal regulations for fire programs.
3. Work closely with other faculty, adjunct and special programs and services within the college to determine placement, curriculum, National Fire Academy FESHE certifications, Office of the State Fire Marshal certifications and support academic staff.
4. Participate in appropriate department meetings and recruitment activities; serve on committees as needed.
5. Comply with departmental curriculum, grading standards, attendance policies, textbook choices, and assessments, and other established processes.
6. Attend classes regularly; return college reports, credentials, and other requested documentation in a timely manner; effectively communicate with appropriate staff and chair.
7. Comply with all legal and ethical obligations, including FERPA, ADA, and other regulatory legislations. Communicate discrepancies to appropriate officials.
8. Commit to furthering the mission, goals, and core values of the college at all times.
9. Meet other contractual obligations as spelled out in the Joliet Junior College adjunct faculty contract.

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