Lead Instructor-Emergency Medical Science (9-Month)

Lead Instructor-Emergency Medical Science (9-Month)


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

Job Location

Dallas, NC


43,830 to $51,849 - Depending Upon Degree (Associate to Doctorate)



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, October 3, 2019
Closes: Friday, November 29, 2019

Target Start Date

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Director-Department for EMS Education

Employment Type

Full-Time Regular Faculty (9-Month)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate degree from a regionally accredited institution 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 eligiblility for certification by the NC Office of EMS required.
  • ACLS, PALS, ITLS, or PHTLS instructor certification required.
  • NC Level 1 Paramedic Instructor credential required.
  • NC Level 2 Paramedic Instructor credential must be attained within 12 months of hire.
  • Three years of experience as a paramedic required.
  • Two years of EMS teaching experience required.
  • Strong understanding of accreditation and standards to lead a paramedic curriculum program as a faculty member required.
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution preferred.
  • AMLS instructor certification preferred.
  •  Community college and online teaching experience using Blackboard learning management system preferred.   

Position Description

Open until filled  - Review of applications will begin 10/17/19

NOTE:  Salary range is dependent upon degree (associate degree to doctorate degree)


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; provide continued development of the EMT and paramedic curriculum; provide academic advising; and, assist with registration, orientation, and graduation.
Responsible for the preparation, delivery, and evaluation of courses including preparing lectures and teaching students in classroom and lab environments, evaluating and grading student tests and assignments, fostering student success and completion, making recommendations for updating course design and/or syllabi as needed, and following established instructional procedures and protocols. Position requires the teaching of both day and evening classes at multiple instruction sites and through multiple modes as required. 


  1. Teach assigned classes using a variety of instructional methods to achieve student learning according to expected outcomes.  Appropriately teach or present information, ideas, and skills in ways that accommodate different learning styles of a diverse student population. 
  2. Provide students with the approved course syllabus and relate instruction and evaluation to that syllabus. 
  3. Maintain a collegial classroom and learning environment that fosters respect and collaborative teamwork. 
  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. Maintain a high-degree of flexibility to be accessible and accommodate student needs, which may require meetings outside of scheduled classroom or office time. 
  6. Maintain instructional quality and effectiveness through ongoing evaluation of the course and the course's syllabi and making recommendations revisions as needed. 
  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. Due to the ongoing evolution of technology, this position requires the regular updating of technical and instructional knowledge, skills, and abilities through professional development or coursework. 
  10. Attend and otherwise participate in scheduled department, division, and College meetings and participate in graduation. 
  11. Serve on college committees. 
  12. Participate in activities that enhance the College's service to students and to the community.


  •  Must have the ability to perform physical skills comparable to the EMS work environment, including lifting and moving patients and equipment (sometimes in excess of 125 pounds), pushing and pulling objects weighing 50 pounds, walking, standing, climbing, squatting, running, moving over uneven terrain and other work in austere environments.
  • Exposure to typical elements associated with an EMS classroom and clinical lab environment.
  • Work environment can be stressful at times in dealing with a wide variety of challenges and deadlines.

How to Apply

Apply online only at www.gaston.edu - Employment Opportinities

Job Post Contact

June Stromberg