Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Professor - Tenure Track or Full-time Temporary

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Professor - Tenure Track or Full-time Temporary

locationTacoma, WA, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/14/2024
ExpiresExpires: 6/13/2024
Full Time
3 - 5 Years
$51,000 to $60,000 per year

Located in the scenic Puget Sound area with Mount Rainier in the distance, Tacoma is the third largest city in Washington State with a thriving and diverse community of over 200,000 residents. Tacoma Community College (TCC) was built on the ancestral territory of Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Puyallup and Squaxin Island Tribes. The 1854 Medicine Creek Treaty forcibly removed them to Reservations to make way for colonizers; we recognize the privilege of utilizing this land has come at great cost. We honor the resilience of the Puyallup and Squaxin Island people, who still live here, defend their rights, and contribute greatly to the well-being of our community. Our institution aims to increase partnerships and community ties with the local indigenous populations. Moreover, TCC stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the Black community by further strengthening collaboration with the Black Student Union as well as community entities such as the Tacoma-Pierce County Black Collective, the Tacoma Urban League, and local black-owned businesses.  In addition, we strongly support the Stop Asian Hate movement and have an active Asian Pacific Islander Student Club as well as an Asian and Pacific Islander Faculty and Staff Coalition. TCC is committed to developing more culturally responsive curricula by infusing and incorporating more educational content focused on the lives, experiences, and contributions of Native, Black, Asian, and other marginalized communities. We continually strive to become an anti-racist institution.  
To grow our workforce, we are seeking creative, collaborative faculty who are reflective of the diverse community we serve. Tacoma Community College is a public Associate- and Bachelor’s-granting institution that serves a student-body of approximately 12,000 students.  Our students are 27% students of color, 60% female, and have a median age of 26.  We embrace our identity as a community college.   Our faculty are engaged in innovative work to improve student retention and program completion, and community success.   According to the Community College Survey of Student Engagement, TCC ranks high on measures of active learning and academic challenge, thanks to our creative and scholarly faculty.  
We are specifically focusing on improved support for traditionally marginalized populations, including Black/African- American, Indigenous, People of Color, Dreamers, justice-involved, immigrants and refugees, Veterans, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community. To this end, TCC seeks applicants who:

  • Value intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
  • Welcome difference and model respectful interaction with others
  • Recognize and honor the important role that diversity brings to an educational community
  • Have experience teaching or doing research in Native/Indigenous communities.
  • Are committed to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population
  • Are committed to teaching in a community college setting
  • Care deeply about student success 
  • Intentionally support and promote efforts related to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Honor TCC’s mission promoting equitable access to educational opportunities
  • Reflect the diversity of our community

Regional Setting
For information on Tacoma and the surrounding area: 
Position Description
Tacoma Community College seeks an innovative, student-centered tenure-track professor to enrich our Healthcare Pathway.
This role is responsible for preparing and delivering a range of courses in classroom, skills lab, and field settings. Teaching assignments may include daytime, evening or weekend classes delivered through face-to-face or hybrid modalities. Duties may also include clinical coordination and serving as a liaison between clinical sites and the program.
Located at our main campus in Tacoma, this position collaborates with the Emergency Medical Services Program Chair, EMT Coordinator, and other EMS faculty members. This position reports to the Dean of Healthcare. If you're passionate about making a difference and ready to embark on a fulfilling journey with us, we encourage you to apply.

Full-Time Faculty – The primary responsibility of teaching faculty is student teaching and learning. To fulfill this responsibility, teaching faculty will:

Essential Functions: 

  • Prepare and teach courses in Emergency Medical Services.
  • Employ innovative and inclusive teaching methods to engage a diverse student population.
  • Foster a positive and supportive learning environment that encourages student success.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fire service-based and private/third-service based EMS.
  • Demonstrate ability to assist in the coordination of a community-based EMS program.
  • Collaborate with program faculty and staff on curriculum and program development incorporating current educational theories and research and integrating new and innovative approaches to instruction. 
  • Develop and utilize a variety of instructional strategies appropriate to the needs of learners in all modalities of learning: in-person classroom and virtual learning environment/classroom.
  • Provide effective individual, small group or whole class instruction, using a variety of techniques, as appropriate for assignment and instructional mode.
  • Evaluate student progress and provide clear, timely feedback using program criteria and expectations. 
  • Maintain regular office hours according to the current CBA to support and improve student retention and success. 
  • Utilize online learning management systems (Blackboard, Canvas, etc.) and other innovative teach and learning technology.
  • Support division and program goals.
  • Serve on college committees and participate in college governance. 
  • Actively participate in departmental responsibilities to include curriculum review and assessment, program development, and faculty meetings.
  • Participate in the college’s professional development and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion events.
  • Participate in department, division and college outreach activities. Participate in department, division and college outreach activities. Participate in the holistic recruitment and retention of community health students, particularly in historically under-represented or marginalized groups.
  • Meet accreditation standards for areas of instructional responsibility and participate in and support overall college accreditation processes.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:  

  • Current EMT certification through WA State
  • At least 3 years experience working in EMS as an EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic
  • Completion of one certification cycle as a WA State EMS provider
  • Current Senior EMS Instructor certificate or the ability to obtain within one year of employment
  • Able to meet State of WA vocational certification requirements

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in a related field from an accredited college or university
  • Full or Part-time teaching experience in an EMS program including clinical coordination.
  • SEI Certification or ability to obtain it within one year.
  • BLS CPR Instructor

Conditions of Employment 

  • Successful completion of a criminal history background check prior to employment

Duties of the position require the following knowledge, skills and abilities or the willingness to learn them: 

  • Ability to inspire, motivate, teach and mentor students in the profession of Emergency Medical Services.
  • Competence with strong commitment to Emergency Medical Services
  • Knowledge and experience in a wide variety of health care settings and facilities. 
  • A high level of technology and application skills in the teaching and/or health care field.
  • Competence working with technology and application skills in teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrates the ability to employ diverse teaching and learning techniques, including integrating various technologies in the classroom, facilitating online or hybrid courses, and utilizing innovative teaching methodologies.
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, cultural awareness, and sensitivity in the workplace. Cultural self-awareness and cultural sensitivity to diverse populations of students and colleagues.
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, cultural awareness, and sensitivity in the workplace. 
  • Commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment. Cultural self-awareness and cultural sensitivity to diverse populations of students and colleagues
  • Success in establishing and maintaining positive working relationships within a diverse environment. 
  • Demonstrates strong critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with students, faculty, staff and external community partners in both online and face to face environments. 
  • Experience with dynamic, interactive delivery methods of teaching students with widely varying levels of proficiency and with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles. Willingness to use contemporary teaching techniques such as collaborative, inquiry-based, active, and experiential learning, integrative learning communities, and individual and group student projects.
  • Ability to effectively respond to the broad-ranging needs of a culturally and socioeconomically diverse student population.
  • Ethical decision-making ability and sound professional judgment. 
  • Dedication to group problem-solving and collaboration.
  • Experience working with individuals with physical, mental, or sensory disabilities.
  • Experience working in diverse populations

Application Process

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview which may include a teaching demonstration.

Complete application packages must include the following:

  1. Tacoma Community College Online Application
  2. Resume & cover letter describing how your educational background and work experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications of the position.
  3. Unofficial copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended (official transcripts will be required for the successful candidate).
  4. Tacoma Community College is committed to creating and supporting a multi-cultural climate that welcomes, fosters, respects, and celebrates diversity. Please attach a statement (maximum two pages) describing your experiences with other cultures and communities, your level of cultural self-awareness and how you have integrated both experience and self- awareness into your living/working environment.

Terms of Employment
This is a full-time tenure track faculty position contracted on an annual basis.  Placement on the faculty salary schedule will commensurate with educational background and experience per the Faculty Negotiated Agreement (Download PDF reader)  ( Article 4.00 Academic Employee Compensation ). The salary range for this position is $52,250-66,600.  Tacoma Community College offers a comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance. Life and long- term disability insurance plans; sick and personal leave; reduced tuition for the employee; and retirement benefits are also provided. For more information, please visit our employment page/employment benefits:  A collective bargaining agreement exist and membership in the TCC Federation of Teachers or payment of a service fee and is available anytime upon hire. Evening and off campus assignments may be a part of the instructional load. Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the department. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by National Clearinghouse. International degrees will be verified for U.S. equivalency. 
Tacoma Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Stephen Smith, Title VII and Title IX, Building 14, 253-566-5055; Kathryn Held, Section 504 Officer,  Building 7, 253-566-5328. Tacoma Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.  This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.  

Tacoma Community College

Human Resources

6501 S 19th St Bldg. 14, Tacoma WA  98466

Fields of study

  • Health / Care management

Years of experience

  • 3 - 5 Years

Salary range

  • $51,000 to $60,000 per year