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Instructor, Emergency Medical Services

Portland Community College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 20, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
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Instructor, Emergency Medical Services

Requisition ID req1153 Department Healthcare & Emergency Professions Campus Cascade Campus Employment Type Faculty Best Consideration Date 6/3/2022 Position Summary

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program at Portland Community College is seeking a full-time instructor effective August 21, 2022 beginning the 2022/2023 academic year.

Portland Community College’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program is the largest in the state of Oregon. This Career Technical Education program offers the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) career pathway certificate, a one-year EMS certificate and the accredited Paramedic AAS degree. EMS Program

PCC is committed to training and educating EMTs & Medics to the highest standards and has kept pace as technological advances and demands have evolved, including the addition of a new SIM Center.

This faculty position requires experience in the Emergency Medical Services industry and the ability to teach a broad range of Emergency Medical Services courses, as well as develop future coursework in alignment with industry. Based out of PCC’s Cascade Campus as one of three full-time Emergency Medical Services (EMS) faculty, this instructor performs all duties of full-time faculty at PCC and in particular:
  • provides academic leadership in the implementation of a robust Emergency Medical Services education program;
  • supports and mentors other EMS faculty & staff;
  • supports the development of an innovative, culturally-responsive Emergency Medical Services curriculum that meets the needs of a diverse student body
NOTE: Prior work with diverse audiences and teaching at the community college, college and/or adult education level preferred.

As the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, Portland Community College serves nearly 60,000 full and part-time students across a large and diverse service area, with four campuses and multiple education centers. We aim to educate a skilled workforce, prepare students to successfully transfer to four-year schools and enrich the community through lifelong learning.

We are committed to a culture which values belonging, justice, diversity, equity and inclusion. A demonstrated commitment to culturally responsive and inclusive services designed to improve equitable educational outcomes for college students is required for this position.

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

This position serves the EMS programs across multiple locations in PCC’s service area (Cascade, Willow Creek, Forest Grove, etc.). The primary location will be Cascade Campus, with an expectation that the faculty member teaches at any location where EMS courses are offered. In addition, there will be some occasions where business will be required at other PCC or off-site locations. There will be some opportunities for remote/hybrid work, as approved by the position supervisor and executive leaders.

Your application must include a cover letter that addresses how you meet the Success Criteria and Preferred Qualifications listed below. As part of the application, you will also be asked to provide a reflection that includes information about your processes for self-examination, seeking cultural knowledge, collecting and assessing information, or navigating complex cultural interactions to illustrate how your experiences prepare you for culturally-responsive teaching.

See the classification description for additional information:

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

We are interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We welcome applicants who bring a diversity of identity, culture, experience, perspective, and thought. If you meet the minimum qualifications, we encourage you to apply even if you do not believe you meet every one of the success criteria qualifications described below. You are also encouraged to address how your professional and lived experience, scholarship, teaching, mentorship and/or service will contribute to the College.
  • Ability to ensure program adherence to the OHA, National Registry, CAAHEP Standards, as well as experience managing multiple projects, maintaining and familiarity with program assets and equipment, technology, training and/or personnel development, and competing priorities while promoting an equity-focused educational and work environment
  • Experience working with multiple industry partners and both internal and external stakeholders to creatively and collaboratively seek continuous improvement in reaching program outcomes and student success
  • Experience teaching, mentoring, or supervising in Emergency Medical Services education in a variety of modalities or educational delivery methods, and with an interdisciplinary approach, while working to embed Culturally Responsive Education in curriculum and practices
  • Proven instructional experience demonstrating an ability to create and nurture a sense of community, well-being, and belonging
  • Drive collaborative change and innovation in a dynamic program, successfully applying a solution-focused instructional approach, program review, evaluation of current and future issues/trends, and advocacy for diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Demonstrated communication skills with a wide range of students with varied experiences, perspectives, and unique goals, especially from communities who have been historically underrepresented
  • Successful application of collaborative leadership drawing on excellent communication skills, to drive collaborative change, coordinate, foster and support a culture of innovation and accountability and engage diverse internal and external stakeholders
Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

Instructors must be qualified to teach the majority of the courses in the discipline of Emergency Medical Services (both certificate and degree). Faculty in the EMS department are also responsible for ensuring professional accreditation, curricular revisions and developments, equipment/facility maintenance, as well as representing PCC’s EMS program in collaboration with industry & professional organizations.
  • Currently licensed Oregon Paramedic or EMS Medical Director in good standing with OHA EMS & TS
  • Minimum 5 years experience working at the paramedic level in emergency medicine/prehospital care
  • AHA BLS Instructor or equivalent
  • AHA ACLS Instructor or equivalent
  • BTLS or PHTLS Instructor
  • At least one of the following: NFPA Instructor 1, NAEMSE Instructor, 40 hours of the Instructor Development Program offered by the Oregon DPSST, transcripted 3 credits of adult learning theory, or equivalent
  • Participation in Course Director Updates offered by OHA
  • Transcripted evidence of math competency equivalent to college algebra, or higher
  • Minimum 3 years experience teaching, training or supervising and mentoring
  • Associates Degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher learning in Emergency Medical Services, Fire Protection/Administration, Nursing, Allied Health or closely related field
Starting Salary Expectations Initial Salary Placement will be up to Step 3 ($62,665) based on related experience, per PCC's collective bargaining agreement. Position Grade Salary Range $58780 to $99564 Annual Salary FTE 1 PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. A portion of the 6% will be diverted to The Employee Pension Stability Account as mandated by Senate Bill 1049. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for courses offered at PCC for yourself, domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age; plus partial tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions.

* Please note: Temporary Full-Time Faculty are not eligible for Personal Leave Days, Life Insurance, Long-term Disability, or AD&D Insurance.

Paid Leave:
  • 1 day of sick leave for every 18 days worked (~10 per year)
  • 21 hours of additional personal leave per year
  • 4 paid holidays (which occur during the term you are teaching)
View a complete list of PCC benefits .

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Instructors shall have earned required academic credentials at a regionally accredited US institution or a foreign institution having the equivalent of regional accreditation.

Instructors with credentials from other countries will have their transcripts evaluated by agencies that have good standing with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services to establish fulfillment of this standard. (for more information see )

For more information on PCC's General Instructor Qualifications Policy I301 visit:

Background Check Required Yes

Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:
  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA
Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.

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