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Assistant Professor, Fire Science

Johnson County Community College
Overland Park, Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 23, 2024

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Position, Department: Assistant Professor, Fire Science, Academic Affairs

Type of Position: Full-time Faculty, Exempt

Work Schedule, Hours per week: Varies with department schedule/needs, 40 hours per week

Pay Range: $48,683 - $81,416 and determined based on relevant years of work experience.

Benefits Category: Full-time Benefits

Position Summary: The mission of the department is to provide basic cognitive and skill training to students that wish to become firefighters. In addition, further studies will provide students with the requisite knowledge to become leaders in the fire service by attaining an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire Service Administration. The Assistant Professor position is a full-time nine (9) month faculty bargaining unit position teaching fire courses, conducting program and student related activities, providing assistance with program related facilitation tasks and facilitating the sharing of resource materials, facilities, and equipment for instructors. Additionally, this position represents the program to internal and external constituents; supports college policies and procedures; participates in college, division, and program activities; and contributes to the growth and enhancement of the college's mission and programs. This position will also contribute by assisting with other program and divisional activities as assigned as well as support the Director in preparing the IFSAC fire program accreditation every five years. Also teaching in the regional fire academy environment including applications in live fire environments and other skills requiring the candidate to wear appropriate personal protective and required safety equipment.

Required Qualifications:
  • BS degree or higher
  • Strong Communication skills
  • State Certifications: Fire Instructor I and Fire Officer II
  • Ability to teach in the following areas:
    o Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations
    o Firefighter I & II
    o Fire Science Law
    o Building Construction
    o Historical Foundations of Fire
    o Fire Fighting Tactics
    o Fire Management
    o Fire and Emergency Management
    o Codes, Detection & Suppression Systems
    o Leadership in Fire Science
  • 10 years of Fire Service experience
  • 3+ years of Community College or Higher Education teaching experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MS degree
  • Canvas learning management system skills
  • Leadership skills
  • 5+years Fire Services administrative experience
To be considered for this position we will require an application, resume, and cover letter.

*Unofficial transcripts are required for all Adjunct faculty and Faculty positions.

Position Details: Job duties include but are not limited to:

*Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.

About JCCC: Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture – not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

Equal Employment Opportunity: JCCC provides equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals and is an affirmative action employer. JCCC does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, religion, marital status, parental status, military status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or other factors that cannot be lawfully considered in its programs and activities, which includes employment and admissions, in accordance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act, the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002, the Kansas Acts Against Discrimination and all other applicable civil rights and nondiscrimination laws.

Inquiries concerning JCCC's compliance with its nondiscrimination policies (including Title IX, Title VI and Section 504 inquiries) may be referred to a Title IX Coordinator ( ), or Director of Human Resources, or the Dean of Students and Learner Engagement at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66210, 913-469-8500; or to Office for Civil Rights, Kansas City Office, U.S. Department of Education, One Petticoat Lane, 1010 Walnut Street, Suite 320, Kansas City, MO 64106, Telephone: 816-268-0550,Facsimile: 816-268-0559, Email to: .

Disclosure: If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email .

Advertised: 03 Jun 2024 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 11 Jul 2024 Central Daylight Time


Johnson County Community College

Johnson County Community College is a public community college located in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri.

JCCC has a national reputation for educational excellence. We focus on student success. Small class sizes; experienced, caring faculty; affordable tuition rates and on-campus student resources ensure you receive the education and training you need to launch your career. Our thriving campus is full of culture and activities.

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