Assistant Professor, Fire Technology

Allan Hancock College

Location: Lompoc, CA


Allan Hancock College


Department: Public Safety

Category: Faculty

Posted: 3/23/2017

Closing Date: 5/19/2017


This is a full-time, 175-day (10-month annual contract) tenure-track faculty position in the Public Safety Department. The incumbent is primarily responsible for instruction within the fire technology programs. The instructor will participate in program review and curriculum development; review and revise content of course(s) as necessary; maintain five (5) required office hours per week for student consultation; participate in department and college activities; maintain class and examination schedules as well as grade and attendance records according to college regulations; and perform related tasks as required by the district. The assignment may include teaching in the evenings and on weekends at any college site. The incumbent will be primarily assigned to the Lompoc Valley Center’s Public Safety Training Complex.


The instructor provides high quality instruction meeting the needs of diverse learners in areas related to public safety including the following: firefighting, fire rescue, and technical rescue; a structured, disciplined and productive learning environment to support a diverse student population; compliance with the high ethical standards contained in the Fire Fighter Code of Ethics and Student Codes of Conduct; effective use of instructional methods, technology, testing, and remediation; professional training environment; representation at meetings of local fire training officers and relevant workshops and conferences; scenario exercise coordination;

commitment to the philosophy of and willingness to effectively participate in shared governance; and course and program development and review.



• August 2017, pending board approval.



• Hiring salary range is $52,834 to $72,954 depending upon education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,500 is paid annually.

• Benefits include medical, dental, life, vision (employee only), and salary protection insurance.



The governing board seeks an individual with the following minimum qualifications:

1. Any bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience, OR any associate degree and six years of professional experience, OR the equivalent per Board Policy 7211.

2. Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and community college students and of staff and students with disabilities.

3. Demonstrated ability to:

• use multimedia technology in classroom instruction

• act as Site Safety Officer

• safely and effectively, operate training props and equipment (to include Live Fire props and all others)

• prepare training areas and props for training exercises

• independently instruct public safety courses in a wide variety of educational settings, including lecture, laboratory, and field environments

• establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with colleagues, students and local public safety agencies

• infuse current technology and critical thinking into instruction

• communicate effectively, both in oral and written communication

• apply evaluation and assessment methods

• identify and use learning outcomes and assessment that lead to course and program improvements

4. Knowledge of:

• the interrelationship of critical thinking, reading and writing

• the ability to instruct in a wide range of subject matters relevant to public safety including fire prevention, fire suppression in structures and wildland, fire investigation, personal safety, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, emergency management, and disaster preparedness

• the California State Fire Marshal’s Certification Training Standards

• curriculum development and design

• demonstrated experience in teaching strategies that address the needs of students with a variety of diverse learning styles


In its desire to select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, Allan Hancock College recognizes the fact that candidates may have attained expertise in a discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience, and other accomplishments in the field may be judged by the district as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to complete the equivalency form and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications.



A committee will review applications. Meeting minimum qualifications does not ensure a candidate an interview. Therefore, it is important that the application be thorough and detailed. Applicants will be assessed on the breadth and depth of education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. A limited number of applicants will be invited for an on campus interview at the college at their own expense. All interviewed candidates will be asked to present a teaching demonstration.



To be considered for this position, the candidate must submit the following application materials to the college human resources office by end of business (4:00 p.m.).

Friday, May 19, 2017

• Signed district application for faculty/administrative positions

• A current and complete resume/CV of education and professional experience

• Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for the application process). Official transcripts are required if hired

• Cover letter



A committee will give priority review of application materials submitted by Friday, May 19, 2017. This position is open until filled. The district reserves the right to extend time limits, reinitiate, or withdraw the recruitment/ selection process at any point.



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