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Unit B Fire Medic

Western Illinois University
Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 18, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields
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Unit B Fire Medic

Category: Faculty       
Department: Law Enforcement and Justice Administration
Locations: Macomb, IL
Posted: Nov 15, 2021
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: FT - Continuous

About Western Illinois University:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves nearly 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: The School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration is seeking to fill a nine-month faculty position. The position is offered on the Macomb, Illinois campus, with a starting date of August 2022.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will be required to teach Paramedic, Fire Science, and Fire Administration undergraduate courses as assigned. Successful applicants could also be assigned to teach and develop courses that concern special topics related to fire science and administration, and emergency management. Applicants should also demonstrate an understanding of the application of technology to enhance learning. Other duties may be assigned as required by the Director of LEJA. For this position, Unit B faculty must possess the credentials to teach all paramedic and EMT courses, engage in service, and satisfy the requirements for retention and promotion (see ).

This position requires full attendance at all classes in a traditional face-to-face classroom format. While opportunities to develop and conduct hybrid or online courses exist for the successful applicant, this solicitation/position is not for online instruction or distance learning only.

RANK & SALARY: Associate Faculty. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must meet the following qualification standards: (A) expertise to teach paramedic courses and EMT classes leading to certification and licensure, (B) a master's degree from an accredited institution, and (C) two years of paramedic, emergency management, or fire service experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of one year teaching paramedic, EMT, fire science courses, or courses in a closely related field, at an institution of higher learning or private agency, is preferred.

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education or equivalent from an international accrediting body.

Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: Within the School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration at WIU, one can receive a Bachelor of Science and/or a Master of Arts degree in Public Safety Administration. A Police Executive Certificate is also available to post-graduate students and is designed to prepare future law enforcement executives and current executives for the future. A Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Medic, Fire Science, and Emergency Management is also available. Classes are primarily taught at the main campus in Macomb, Illinois, but also at locations in the Quad Cities, and online.

THE UNIVERSITY: Since 1902, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.

Western is a comprehensive university offering 62 undergraduate and 41 graduate degree programs, which includes an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Ph.D. in environmental science. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, the University's 442 full-time faculty members teach 94 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses.

WIU-Macomb, IL: A traditional, residential four-year campus with distinctive undergraduate degrees and numerous graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago.

WIU-Quad Cities: The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000).

WIU's Macomb campus is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region. Annually, 12 major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows are performed, along with outstanding concerts, lectures, presentations, films, dance performances and more. The Gwendolyn Brooks and Casa Latina cultural centers offer programs and activities focusing on Black and Hispanic cultures, while the Women's Center promotes gender equity through education, support and advocacy. WIU's student organization for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and ally (LGBTQ*A) community provides resources, support and programming. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.

The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.

Application Instructions:

Complete applications include:

1) a letter of application

2) current curriculum vita or resume

3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts, official transcripts will be required for selected candidate

5) a separate statement regarding your demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (candidates describe their awareness and understanding of diversity and experience promoting diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research and service in the past and currently as well as how they propose to continue in the new position).

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL

**Note** Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size in order to upload.

Screening will begin on December 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Professor Joe Henning, Search Committee Chair, at or 309-298-1038.

For assistance with the online application system call the Human Resources Office at (309)298-1977.

To apply, visit

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