Posting Number: 06002011
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Paramedicine
Posting Date: 01/07/2022
Closing Date: 03/13/2022
Open Until Filled (notes):
Length of Position: 9 months per year - academic calendar contract
Anticipated Start Date:
Position Type/Employee Class: Full-Time Faculty
Salary Level: Assistant Professor
Starting Pay Range $51,750 - $60,899 for 9 mos, plus exceptional benefits
Hours per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Depending on class schedule
Days of the Week: Mon-Fri typically
The Assistant Professor of Paramedicine provides instruction to students in
the EMS/Paramedicine program, develop curriculum, assess student learning, and
provide student advising.
Additional Employee Benefits:
Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental insurance plans.
Tuition Waiver for degree-related and personal enrichment/development
courses for Employees, Spouses, Domestic Partners, and children up to 25
years of age.
Generous monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.
10 paid holidays a year, plus a paid full week off during Winter Break.
Use of all College recreation facilities in Mazama Gym at no cost.
A staff wellness program that offers a variety of activities and health
PERS (Public Employee Retirement System) eligibility.
20% Discount at COCC Bookstore.
Engaging workplace culture with a mission to serve students and our
Terms of Employment
• Full-time Faculty, 1.0 FTE, Exempt. This is a full-time, tenure-track
probationary position commencing September 2022. Hours of work may include
evening or weekend teaching assignments.
• $51,750– $60,899 per year depending on experience.
• Represented by the Faculty Forum Collective Bargaining Agreement.
• Official transcripts are required upon hire. Applicants anticipating Degree
completion must supply a letter from his/her university stating the degree
title and that the degree will be granted by that date.
•COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their
work is being performed.
•The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position.
Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be
considered for this position.
• Upon hire, must pass criminal and/or driving history; only information
relevant to the position will be considered.
• May include travel throughout the College district.
• As of December 2021, COCC has determined that the College will require all
COCC employees, including full-time faculty, be fully vaccinated against
COVID-19. We are in the process of implementing this requirement, but new
applicants should be aware of this upcoming requirement.
Provide instruction in area of discipline, using approved course outcome guides. Teaching assignments may be during the day (including early morning), evening, or weekend, and could include classes taught at any of the College campuses, online or remotely.
Provide student advising and assistance in areas of course selection, career planning, job placement and employment follow-up.
Hold at least five scheduled office hours per week for student help sessions and program assistance.
Participate in department meetings, curriculum revision, course assessment, program assessment, and program review.
Engage in regular professional growth activities, remain current in the field, and maintain current credentials or licensures as required by the program.
Participate in service to the college. This may include participating in College committees, taskforces, peer teams, or other activities.
Provide meaningful, professional service to the community, businesses, public agencies, and other organizations.
Perform other essential job functions as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS SPECIFIC TO POSITION/DEPARTMENT:
Work with the Central Oregon EMS Agencies to assist students in finding student affiliations necessary to complete AAS degree requirements.
Plan and coordinate, along with the EMS Program Director, the COCC Public Safety Advisory Committee.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to
explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the duties and
responsibilities of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using
some other combination of skills and abilities. The individual is expected to
follow College work rules and policies.
Thorough knowledge in the field of taught discipline and demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge.
Ability to adapt and use a variety of teaching and assessment techniques including the use of technology to enhance student success.
Ability to observe, direct, and oversee students ensuring safety in the classroom or laboratory.
Ability to work with and present various curriculum concepts to a wide range of students with varying diverse backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles.
Ability to effectively use Microsoft office suite, various course management systems, technology to teach traditional, hybrid, or online courses and other technology used in the instruction setting.
Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with diverse students, staff, and community members.
Ability to provide services to students in a manner which does not discriminate as to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual preference or marital status.
Willingness to travel and or teach at various hours and campus locations, as required.
Ability to foster a collaborative atmosphere among students and the willingness to work as a member of a team with faculty.
Excellent oral, written and electronic communication skills.
Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:
Individuals must be able to lift and carry instructional equipment and
supplies weighing up to 50 pounds. Ability to work in classroom and office
environments using computers, white boards, projectors, and other basic office
equipment. All individuals are required to be able to perform the essential
functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement
The goal of Central Oregon Community College is to provide an atmosphere that
encourages our faculty, staff and students to realize their full potential. In
support of this goal, it is the policy of Central Oregon Community College
that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age,
disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race,
religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information,
citizenship status, veteran or military status, pregnancy or any other classes
protected under federal and state statutes in any education program,
activities or employment. Persons with questions about this statement should
contact Human Resources at 541.383.7216 or the Vice President for Student
Affairs at 541.383.7211.
This policy covers nondiscrimination in both employment and access to
educational opportunities. When brought to the attention of the appropriate
parties, any such actions will be promptly and equitably responded to
according to the process outlined in general procedures sections N-1, N-2, or
In support of COCC's EEO statement, bilingual fluency in English and Spanish
is considered a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning.
Three years of paramedic pre-hospital emergency and non-emergency care experience.
Must meet paramedic course instructor and program director requirements as specified in Oregon Administrative Rule 333-265-0020 and CoAEMSP requirements for program director.
Licenses and Certifications:
a) Oregon Paramedic in good standing with the Oregon Health Authority or
ability to obtain within three months (Applicant should check reciprocity
rules for requirements in applying for reciprocity through Oregon EMS
b) Current CPR Instructor certificate from the American Heart Association.
c) Current ACLS and PALS Instructor certificates from the American Heart
Association or ability to acquire the certificates within six months of
d) Current PHTLS Instructor certificate from the National Association of EMTs
or ability to acquire the certificate within six months of employment.
e) Oregon Driver's license and current NFPA Driver 1 or EVOC certification or
the ability to acquire the certificates within six months of employment.
The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of
formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet
minimum qualifications but present other qualifications or experience
equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply.
To qualify under equivalency, applicants must indicate how they qualify by
responding to the supplemental question presented during the application
All employees are required to successfully complete and pass a background
screen, which includes a criminal history check.
Master's degree in healthcare or related field from an accredited institution.
Teaching experience in an accredited paramedic program in a community college setting.
Completion of NFPA Fire Instructor I, Fire Service Instructor I and II through Oregon DPSST, NAEMSE Instructor Course, or USDOT Emergency Medicine instructor course at time of employment.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents
indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are
acceptable at the time of application. It is the responsibility of the
applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you
have questions please contact HR at 541-383-7216.
COCC is not able to support work visas for this position. Candidates must be
able to work in the United States at time of employment.
Is a Criminal History Check required? Yes
Is a Credit History Check Required? No
Open Until Filled No
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Choose your highest level of education:
No High School Diploma or GED
High School Diploma or GED
Bachelors Degree in Progress
Masters Degree in Progress
Ph.D. in Progress
Other Doctorate Level Degree
Please explain how you meet the paramedic course instructor and program director requirements as specified in the Oregon Administrative Rule 333-265-0020 and CoAEMSP requirements for program director?
(Open Ended Question)
How many years of COLLEGE LEVEL teaching experience do you have?
Less than 1 year
More than 3 years
COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed. Are you, or will you be residing in the state of Oregon by the start date of this position?
The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position. Are you, or will you be eligible to work in the US by the start date of the position?
Are you a U.S. military veteran? (COCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. To receive veterans' preference in this recruitment process, you must upload your DD214 and DD215 (if applicable) form(s) as supporting documentation. You will have the opportunity to upload the document in the next step of this application process.)
Yes, I am a veteran
No, I am not a veteran
If you have identified yourself as a qualified veteran or disabled veteran by submitting your DD214 and DD215 (if applicable) form(s) as proof of veteran status, please describe any transferable skills earned during your military service that you feel relate to the requirements/preferences of this position.
(Open Ended Question)
Background checks are required for all employees of COCC. Should an offer of employment be made to you and accepted by you, you will receive an email from COCC / HireRight Screening requesting your consent and basic information to complete the check. The offer of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of the criminal background check. Confirmed findings on a criminal background check will not automatically disqualify you from being hired into a position. Results are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, considering the job responsibilities and other risk factors. Additional information regarding COCC's criminal history check policy can be found online in the General Procedures Manual, Section HR-2-1. Please indicate here if you will provide consent to the criminal history check when requested by the College:
Yes, I will provide my consent when requested
No, I will not provide my consent when requested
Letter of Recommendation 1
Letter of Recommendation 2
College Transcript 1 (unofficial)
Letter of Recommendation 3
College Transcript 2 (unofficial)
College Transcript 3 (unofficial)
College Transcript 4 (unofficial)
US Military DD 214
Other Document 1
Other Document 2
Other Document 3
Other Document 4
Other Document 5
Teaching Philosophy/Evidence of Teaching Potential
Placement File, if applicable