Instructor-Emergency Medical Science, 12-Month

Instructor-Emergency Medical Science, 12-Month


Gaston College
201 Highway U.S. 321
Dallas, NC 28034
Phone: 704-922-6200

Job Location

201 Highway 321 South

Dallas, North Carolina, 28034


$58,440.00 - $69,132.00 Annually



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, March 21, 2024
Closes: Monday, August 5, 2024

Target Start Date

Monday, August 5, 2024

Expected Work Hours

Full-Time Regular Faculty

Employment Type

Full Time Regular Faculty

Minimum Qualifications


  • Associate's degree required.
  • Must meet minimum SACS criteria and the minimum criteria of other pertinent accrediting, licensing, and credentialing agencies in the area of teaching assignment.
  • Current paramedic certification, current NREMT-P certification, and current EMT-P certification or eligible for certification by the NC Office of EMS required.
  • NC Level 1 Paramedic Instructor credential must be attained within 6 months of hire.
  • NC Level 2 Paramedic Instructor credential must be attained within 12 months of hire.


  • Three years experience as a paramedic, and two years of EMS teaching experience required.
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills required.


  • Must be physically able to operate a variety of equipment including computers, calculators, cardiac monitors, and other medical equipment. 
  • Must be physically able to exert up to fifty pounds of force occasionally and/or frequently lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Work environment can be stressful at times in dealing with a wide variety of challenges and deadlines.
  • Must be willing to workdays, evenings, and weekends as required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • ACLS, PALS, ITLS, or PHTLS instructor certification required; AMLS instructor certification preferred.
  • Community college and online teaching experience using Blackboard learning management system preferred.

Position Description


Open until filled-
Plan, organize, teach, and schedule courses in the Emergency Medical Science Program; provide instruction for EMT and paramedic students; assist with the coordination of curriculum and instruction of both day and evening classes; provide continued development of the EMT and paramedic curriculum; provide academic advising; and, assist with registration, orientation, and graduation.
The position of faculty member (full-time) is a demanding one that involves delivery of instruction; preparation and evaluation of such instruction; accessibility to students; committee assignments; and service to college and community.  Teach day and evening classes at multiple instruction sites as required. 



  1. Conduct assigned classes of instruction in the best manner to achieve student learning; present information, ideas, and skills in ways which are appropriate to a variety of learning styles and which show sensitivity to a diverse student population.
  2. Provide students with the approved course syllabus and relate instruction and evaluation to that syllabus.
  3. Treat students with tact and respect; maintain collegial relationships; and work productively as a member of a team.
  4. Evaluate achievement with timely interim and final performance evaluations and assign grades which reflect college policy and the achievement of course objectives as stated in the syllabus.
  5. Provide academic advising, maintain regular office hours, and maintain overall accessibility to students, which necessitates flexibility in arranging out-of-class consultations to accommodate student needs.
  6. Maintain instructional quality and effectiveness through constant and timely revisions of programs and course syllabi within assigned content area.
  7. Maintain class records and submit required reports in a timely manner.
  8. Develop new courses and select and recommend appropriate instructional materials and textbooks.
  9. Serve on college committees.
  10. Attend and otherwise participate in scheduled department, division, and college meetings and participate in graduation.
  11. Maintain currency in content areas through appropriate professional development.
  12. Participate in activities that enhance the college's service to students and to the community.

Job Post Contact

Maelle Keener