Instructor - Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Instructor - Emergency Medical Services (EMS)


Wilkes Community College
1328 South Collegiate Drive
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Phone: 336-838-6100

Job Location

Wilkes Community College-Herring Hall   Wilkesboro, NC


Commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the college salary plan.



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Friday, July 16, 2021
Closes: Friday, July 30, 2021

Target Start Date

Monday, August 16, 2021

Expected Work Hours

Full-Time, 9-month

Reports to

EMS lead instructor will report to the Dean of Health Sciences for instructional responsibilities and to the Director of Emergency Medical Services Programs for program accreditation responsibilities.

Employment Type

Full-time, 12-month

Minimum Qualifications

  • The applicant must possess and maintain a current North Carolina or National Registry Paramedic credential.
  • The applicant must possess a NC Level I EMS Instructor credential with eligibility to attain a NC Level II EMS Instructor credential within a year. 
  • The applicant must have a minimum of an associate degree. 
  • The applicant should have 5 years of clinical experience with an EMS provider at the Paramedic level and should have 5 years of teaching experience. The teaching experience should incorporate educational methodology, curriculum development, test construction, and measurement/evaluation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or willing to obtain.
  • ACLS, PALS or PEPP, and ITLS or PHTLS.  It is preferred that the candidate has instructor certifications in these disciplines, or, if not, willingness to attain such. 
  • In addition, the applicant must have excellent communication skills, computer applications proficiency, and the ability to work effectively with others.

Position Description

This is a full-time 9-month position, with an additional possibility for adjunct work in the summer. The Emergency Medical Science (EMS) Instructor is responsible for assisting with the planning, selection, organization, implementation, supervision, facilitation, and evaluation of the learning experience of curriculum EMS students. The EMS lead instructor will report to the Dean of Health Sciences for instructional responsibilities and to the Director of Emergency Medical Services Programs for program accreditation responsibilities.

The position is contingent upon available funding and approval of NC State Budget.

Job Duties EMS Instructor Responsibilities:

  1.  Assist with planning, placement, and supervision of students engaged in classroom and clinical education. 
  2. Assist the Director of Emergency Medical Services programs and Lead Instructor with administrative and program duties related to accreditation and other duties that may be assigned. 
  3. Serve as a mentor/role model to students, faculty, and the community by presenting a positive professional image. 
  4. Generally familiar with the North Carolina Community College System Combined Course Library and Curriculum Standards and assist in keeping the Wilkes Community College (WCC) catalog listings and discipline webpage information current and accurate.
  5. Assist the EMS Director and Lead Instructor in long- and short-range planning and determining an annual budget.
  6. Assist the Lead Instructor every semester in preparing academic schedules, selecting textbooks, and submitting accurate and timely information for the division schedule and textbook order.
  7. Recommend appropriate and current equipment, perform equipment inventories, maintain equipment in good working condition, and take necessary steps to ensure student safety around equipment.
  8. Create and maintain current syllabi and ensuring that syllabi are posted to the college LMS for all sections of all courses being taught each semester.
  9. Serve on the EMS advisory committee.
  10. Advise students toward completion of program, diploma, or degree goals and assisting students with job placement or college transfer.
  11. Refer students, as appropriate, to student support areas of WCC including Counseling and/or Student Support Services, the Learning Resources Center
  12.  Attend commencement exercises, committee and task force meetings, and faculty meetings as scheduled.
  13. Other duties required by supervisor.

How to Apply

Job Post Contact

Sherry Cox