Faculty Assistant Professor - Emergency Services - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Teaches classes and assesses performance in the Emergency Services discipline. Establishes and maintains office hours and advises students during this time and at other times as needed. Operates and evaluates existing instructional aides/equipment for compliance with course objectives and provides recommendations and specifications for new purchases. Delivers courses to diverse audiences, including traditional and nontraditional students. Maintains a desirable classroom environment. Plans, prepares, and follows an approved course of study that includes measurable objectives for each course taught as well as prepares instructional materials (course syllabus, lockups, visual aids, and instruction sheets) as necessary. Instructs, manages and supervises individuals and groups in classrooms and laboratories by the following methods: demonstration, discussion, visual aids, etc. Evaluates instructions and learning by means of written, verbal, practical, and performance test.
Maintains a student-oriented approach to education. Maintains and submits accurate and current reports and records involving student accountability, attendance, performance and follow-up. Coordinates cooperative work experience programs and students as assigned. Assists counselors, department’s chairperson, staff and faculty in maintaining an effective program and submits requisitions for books, supplies and equipment necessary for the coursework. Designs new courses and degree program for the emergency service profession. Improves professionally and maintains required certification/licenses. Engages in scholarly activities, and/or creative endeavors which contributes to the academic mission of the Department.Engages in services activities at the department, college, university or community levels.

The tenure track faculty hired into this position will have extensive emergency care/medicine experience, emergency management/leadership experience, and be academically qualified.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with terminal, earned degree appropriate to discipline. ABD accepted. Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content. Evidence of potential for scholarly/creative work consistent with a teaching university. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Possess an earned doctorate degree.
Terminal degree (Doctorate) in one of the following disciplines: Education, Public Administration/Public Policy, Leadership/Management, Political Science, Health Education/Promotion, or other closely related discipline as approved by the RTP committee, and practical, related work experience
Terminal degree (Masters) in one of the following disciplines: Emergency Management, Fire and Emergency Services, or Homeland Security. Substantial practical, related work experience totaling at least five (5) years with a public safety or emergency service organization and at least four (4) years experience teaching public safety or emergency services at the college level.

NREMT-P, and/or Utah State certified paramedic.


Knowledge of professional organizations and standards, including National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Utah State Emergency Medical Services, and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
Knowledge of emergency services leadership and management issues.
Knowledge and application of instructional methodologies.
Knowledge of current Emergency Services topics.


Excellent teaching skills.
Interpersonal, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
Skill in instructing students effectively, grading students fairly based on their demonstrated competence and maintaining order in the classroom.
Skill in use of online learning tools and mechanisms.


Ability to develop courses in the area of their expertise.
Ability to develop test instruments.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Ability to develop, coordinate, manage and foster teamwork among diverse education and training programs.
Ability to research, write, present, and publish scholarly activities.
Ability to write and secure grants and/or additional funding mechanisms for the department.
Ability to operate appropriate Emergency Services equipment.

Pay Range


Special Instructions to Applicants

Please list a minimum of three references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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