Workforce Skills Instructor, Fire Science

Employer
Lone Star College
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 14, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Instructional Technology & Design, Humanities, English as a Second Language, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs, Distance Education Programs
Employment Type
Full Time


Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs
  • One LSC
  • Student Focused
  • Own It
  • Advance Equity
  • Cultivate Community
  • Choose Learning
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance .

Qualities of Excellence

As faculty members of Lone Star College, we strive to create a nation of world citizenry in our students. In that pursuit, we model ways of thinking and being that incorporate diversity, equality, and equity. Our culture, then, requires the possession of transcendent qualities that, while immeasurable, are evident in global citizens. We are compassionate with our students, colleagues, and ourselves. We are innovative in the pursuit of learning. Ultimately, we create a culture where learning thrives, people are safe, and we mirror the qualities of world citizenry.

Lone Star College faculty are dedicated to four qualities of excellence:
  • Student Invested
  • Content Expert
  • Pedagogically Excellent
  • Institutionally Dedicated
Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-CyFair

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 93,000+ students each semester. LSC has been named a 2021 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education and ranked 35th in Texas in the Forbes ‘America’s Best Employers By State’ list.

LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College.

Located in suburban northwest Houston in the heart of the CyFair Community, the college provides a full range of offerings including unique programs in fire science technology, logistics management and sonography. Since opening our award winning campus in 2003, the college has experienced record growth and supports an exciting learning environment that brings together state-of-the-art technology and active, collaborative learning.

Location address is 9191 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, TX 77433.

Job Description

PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

Provides direction, teaching, and support for Fire Science course objectives and contributes to the educational environment of the Lone Star College and the community. Responsibilities include teaching and advising students. Primary functions are to plan, maintain, access, and teach courses within the curriculum in a manner that facilitates student success and student learning.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Teaches courses in Fire Science at a variety of times and locations in response to institutional needs, making continuous efforts to improve the quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing innovative methodologies, techniques, and delivery methods
  2. Creates engaging lessons that promote student involvement and application of the material
  3. Develops and uses a syllabus for each course or laboratory within college and departmental guidelines
  4. Evaluates students to measure their progress toward achievement of stated course objectives and informs them in a timely manner of their progress in the course. Identifies and assesses student who are in need of additional instruction to successfully complete the course objectives
  5. Responsible for recruiting and advising students in their area
  6. Responsible for managing their classrooms and labs, including assuring lab facilities meet state requirements
  7. Responsible for assisting with student job placement
  8. Works directly with certification agencies to ensure alignment and high level of program and student success
  9. Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Mastery of course content
  • Proficient in Microsoft Applications and Outlook
  • Demonstrated leadership skills; style that emphasizes collaboration, teamwork, and facilitation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in order to work effectively with a wide variety of people at various levels; ability to appreciate alternative viewpoints
  • Demonstrates interest in interdisciplinary teaching, service learning, learning technologies, course development, and adult learning methodologies including collaborative learning, learning communities and distance learning
  • Commitment to academic excellence, exceptional service and providing a dynamic climate for life-long learning
  • Ability to use effective strategies to engage students in their learning
PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

The work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion, such as frequent climbing of ladders, lifting heavy objects over 50 pounds, crouching or crawling in restricted areas, and working while wearing fire fighting personal protective equipment and self-contained breathing apparatus.

WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:
  • Internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position.
  • Work is performed in a climate-controlled classroom and/or lab environment with exposure to safety hazards typical within the industry
  • Hours will vary depending on class time; Instructors are required to meet with classes at all scheduled times and be available to students outside of class instruction
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Associates degree in fire science or related field AAS OR a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field with 4 years non-teaching work experience in the field. Additional requirements are Texas Commission of Fire Protection, Fire Instructor 2, Fire Officer 1, and Fire Fighter Intermediate OR IFSAC seals in Fire instructor 2, Fire Officer 1, firefighter 1, firefighter 2, hazmat awareness and hazmat ops
Salary

Commensurate with education, experience and qualifications.

Your salary offer would fall in that range is determined by your related experience and education. Should you receive an offer of employment from Lone Star College, the resume submitted in the application process will be utilized to calculate your salary offer. The information outlined below will provide the Office of Human Resources everything needed to determine an accurate starting salary.

Your resume should provide a complete picture of your work experience. The resume should include the following information for each position listed:

  1. Length of time (specific months and years) of employment
  2. If the position was full time or part time
  3. If the position was paid or unpaid
  4. Unofficial transcript for highest earned degree


Additionally, any certifications listed as required or preferred in the Lone Star College job description should be included in the resume submitted.

Benefits Marketing Statement

By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, wellness programs, professional development opportunities, sabbatical opportunities and more.

Special Instructions

The anticipated hire date for this position will be for Fall 2022 .

Go to the Job Search page, click on ‘My Activities’ at the top of the page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on ‘Add Attachment.’ Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attached your cover letter with your resume.

If you are applying for an Instructional position (i.e. Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Instructor), please ensure you include the following to be considered: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.

You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 characters or less.

How to Apply

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY

We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.

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