Lecturer - Fire and Emergency Services (76295)

The M.E. Rinker School of Building Construction is seeking a Lecturer with Academic Advisor Responsibilities for the Fire and Emergency Services (FES) graduate education programs. The lecturer position includes maintenance of curriculum and course content, insuring consistent delivery of courses, marketing and outreach, recruitment and retention of students. Duties Teaching The lecturer will be responsible for teaching fire administration, EMS Management, and Emergency Management as assigned by the FES Director. Course Load Teaching up to 4 courses per session depending on section sizes. A section is maximum of 30. A typical course load will not exceed 120 students per semester.


Advises graduate students regarding the FES graduate program requirements, appropriate class selection, academic policies/procedures, and campus resources. Respond to inquiries regarding the FES programs in the appropriate manner. Maintains student and advising records in according with the state/federal law and the regulations and guidelines of the university, college, school and FES program. Monitors student performance and resolves administrative issues that may arise with students. Prepare reports and correspondence on various information associated with the FES program. Serves as back up to admissions Serves on appropriate department advisory committees Interprets University policies, procedures, and curriculum to students, faculty and staff. The lecturer will be responsible for determining overall program goals and utilizing outcome assessment to determine how well the FES program meets the needs of the students and the industry.


Responsible for registering students (both non-degree and degree seeking students) for the FES programs. Advises students of registration procedures.


Working with FES program staff, the lecturer will assist in recruitment of students into the FES program. This effort will include recruitment in community colleges, conferences/expos and other areas. Outcome Assessment The lecturer shall assist the director in improving the program and providing proactive input to its curriculum to insure it addresses current industry practices and standards.


The lecturer will be responsible for creating his/her course and maintaining it. Honors Students The lecturer will be the main instructor for the honors, high honors, and highest honors process for the FES program students. This will include notification of eligible students and the coordination of the student presentations at the close of the semester.


Responsible for informing instructors of all grade inputting deadlines and any late or change grade forms.

Minimum Qualifications:

A PhD in education or an academic field directly related to the area of responsibility and one year of relevant experience. Or a terminal degree in an appropriate field of study and two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity and/or work experience in fire and emergency system, the University of Florida admission and registration procedures and recruiting/advising students Ability to determine work priorities, communicate verbally and in writing.

Individuals wishing to apply should go online to https://facultyjobs.hr.ufl.edu/ and submit:

  • Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A teaching/advising philosophy statement that describes previous in-person and online teaching and mentoring experience as well as specific teaching strengths and interests.
  • A diversity statement indicating how previous experiences have prepared you to contribute to an inclusive institutional culture
  • Contact information (including email addresses) for three individuals willing to write letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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