Part-time Faculty, Fire Technology
Department: Public Safety Programs
For salary and placement information, visit
www.palomar.edu/hr/employees/classifications/salary/ and use the
links in the Part-time Faculty section.
For information about part-time faculty health
benefits, visit www.palomar.edu/hr/employees/personnel/ptfaculty.
Part-time faculty employees are eligible to elect membership in one
of the following retirement plans:
• CalSTRS (California State Teachers Retirement System)
• APPLE (Accumulation Program for Part-Time Limited-Service
Must meet all of the qualifications listed under 1-3 below:
1. Three years of experience as a fire fighter performing
suppression duties within a Recognized Fire Agency in
2. Must meet one of the following qualifications under a) through
a) Any Bachelor’s degree AND two years of professional
b) Any Associate degree AND six years of professional
c) A combination of education and experience that is at least the
equivalent of the qualifications in either a) or b) above. You must
complete and attach the Application for Equivalency form (www.palomar.edu/hr/equivalency-app/
if you do not possess the specific minimum qualifications as stated
above, which includes degrees that have not been awarded at the
time of submitting the application.
3. Possession of one of the following certificates by time of
appointment: California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) certification as
an Instructor I; OR have completed the equivalent combination of
classes: “Fire Instructor 1A and 1B”; or “Training Instructor 1A
and 1B and 1C”; or “Instructor 1”; OR the National Fire Academy
(NFA) “Fire Service Instructional Methodology” course.
Only coursework completed at, and degrees awarded by, accredited
institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education will be
considered as satisfying the minimum qualifications. Coursework and
degrees that are completed outside of the United States are
required to have transcripts evaluated (evaluation to U.S.
equivalency and a course by course analysis) by an appropriate U.S.
credentials evaluation service. For a list of credentials
evaluation agencies accepted by Palomar College, visit the National
Association of Credentials Evaluation Services (NACES) website at
, or the
Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE)
website at http://aice-eval.org/
NOTE: For professional experience, a “year” is defined as
equivalent to 40 hours per week for 10 months.
Palomar College serves over 30,000
students from a variety of backgrounds and we are proud to be a
Hispanic Serving Institution. Our student body is rich in its
diversity. Click here to see a quick overview of our student
demographics on our recent Student Fact Sheet .
Palomar College is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. We
are dedicated to empowering students to succeed and are guided by
our core values; some of which are the following:
• Access to our programs and services
• Equity and the fair treatment of all in our policies and
• Diversity in learning environments, philosophies, cultures,
beliefs, and people
• Inclusiveness of individual and collective viewpoints in
collegial decision-making processes
• Mutual respect and trust through transparency, civility, and open
All positions require cultural competency which includes the
sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic,
socioeconomic, cultural, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual
orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students,
faculty, and staff.
for full details and required application materials.
About the District:
Palomar College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive, two-year
community college that serves the greater North San Diego County
region. Palomar College offers over 200 associate’s degree and
certificate programs to approximately 30,000 full- and part-time
students. A favorite in the community among local institutions of
higher education, Palomar College recently ranked #1 in community
colleges in San Diego County in the San Diego’s Best of 2016
. And, Palomar College is just 12 miles from the
glistening Pacific Ocean and 30 miles away from all of the exciting
cultural activities that sunny San Diego has to offer.
Palomar College is an Equal Opportunity Employer