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Fire Sciences – Associate Faculty

Posted on January 14, 2022
AFT Washington
Skagit Valley College
Not disclosed
Mount Vernon, WA
Applications accepted until position filled

Position Summary

The Skagit Valley College Fire Protection Technology (Fire Sciences) program is currently looking for part-time, associate faculty to teach a variety of courses within the program.  Instruction involves areas of study in fire suppression, hazardous materials, pumping operations, tactics and strategy, fire chemistry, building construction, and supervisory skills.  The positions will assist the department in implementing curriculum, the development of syllabi, and identification of course outcomes.  Instructors will be expected to teach students through classroom and hands on instruction.  Continual assessment, monitoring, and documenting of student performances will be expected.  Associate faculty will work under the direction of the department chair (Chief of the program) and report to the Executive Dean of Instruction.

Current and future positions will require on-site instruction, online instruction through CANVAS, field training (on and off grounds) while preparing students to enter the field of fire suppression, investigation, and leadership.  All classes are located at the SVC Mount Vernon Campus.

This is a workforce program that is focused on the education and preparation for students to enter the field as a member of the fire services.  Proper preparation for certification testing and hands on skills execution is essential.  Faculty is expected to bring a positive attitude with an emphasis on mentoring students towards success in the degree program.

SVC is nationally known for a strong commitment to student success.   We are looking for faculty who show exceptional classroom skills and who challenge students through innovative inclusive pedagogy and teaching strategies.  Faculty and staff at SVC respect and work with diverse students, colleagues, staff and others in a campus climate that promotes innovative teaching, quality scholarship, a diverse learning environment, and equitable access and educational achievement for all students.

Skagit Valley College adheres to a set of guiding principles: 

Respect, Integrity, Open and Honest Communication, Collaboration, and Compassion

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • On-site classroom based instruction using a variety of methods and materials;
  • Online instruction, assignments, and monitoring of student activity through CANVAS;
  • Hands on instruction utilizing a variety of props and tools commonly used within the fire service;
  • Delivering of instruction that is consistent with regional practices and IFSAC/NFPA standards;
  • Use of inclusive and effective teaching methods to support and to enhance learning for students inside and outside of the classroom;
  • Demonstrate multicultural understanding and foster equity;
  • Collaborate with faculty from other fields to develop and to provide integrative learning experiences;
  • Advise and provide students with guidance and resources for continued success;
  • Deliver culturally appropriate curriculum that reflects diversity of student experience.
About the employer: Skagit Valley College
Established in 1926, Skagit Valley College is a comprehensive community college providing high-quality academic transfer pathways, workforce training, basic education for adults, and lifelong learning opportunities. SVC's commitment to equity and social justice drives our collective work to increase access to higher education, inspire student learning and achievement, and strengthen our diverse community. SVC aspires to reflect the diverse racial, ethnic, and linguistic demographics in the district, particularly a growing Latinx population. This aspiration reflects both our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice, and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty.
About your union: AFT Washington

AFT Washington is a state federation affiliated with the 1.6 million American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO. We represent about 6,500 members including faculty from the community and technical colleges and pre-K through 12 classified employees. We also jointly represent professors at Eastern, Central, and Western Washington universities and The Evergreen College with the Washington Education Association. The mission of AFT Washington is to voice the ideals of our locals and members for workplace fairness and social justice while strengthening and focusing their collective power to attain those ideals.


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