Assistant Professor of Paramedical Technology

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  • Job Number:521882
  • Classification:Assistant Professor (F9)
  • Grade:UNAC Grade 30
  • Work type:Faculty Full-time, On Campus
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
  • School/Business unit:UAA Kenai Peninsula College
  • Location:Soldotna
  • Categories: Education/Instructional

Position Summary:

Kenai Peninsula College is looking to hire a Term Assistant Professor of Paramedical Technology.


100%Primary duties include teaching undergraduate courses in a manner consistent with the specific course content description, UAA evaluation processes, and various class delivery mode. Specific courses include Skills Labs for the PMED program and basic and advanced EMT courses. Provide community service related to the PMED department and university/college service. Provide first aid and CPR training to faculty and staff (1 class per semester), serve as a member of the Emergency Response Team (ERT). Develop and update curriculum including PMED courses, EMT courses and “patient care scenarios” to be used with current technology used by program’s high-fidelity simulators, iSimulate monitors, and Oculus VR Headsets. Maintenance and cleaning of simulators and task trainers. Advise students in PMED and related subjects. Hold office hours appropriate for the course(s) being taught. Maintain required instructor certificationsEssential
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: *Professional oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills.
*Demonstrated commitment to student success
*The ability to effectively teach and evaluate students, including diverse and/or underserved student populations, using program appropriate instructional technologies
*Well-informed on the current versions of the National EMS Scope of Practice, National EMS Education Standards, and evidence-informed clinical practice
*Demonstrated commitment to working and collaborating as a productive member of a small faculty, including activities such as committee memberships, campus and university service, as well as service to professional and/or academic organizations, community, and other constituencies
Typical Experience:
Five years of Paramedic experience and licensure with either National Registry of EMT’s or State of Alaska
Five years of EMT experience and licensure with either National Registry of EMT’s or State of Alaska
Three years of EMS teaching experience, including at least three courses at the EMT level in a college setting
Experience with National EMS Educational Standards
Experience communicating complex EMS concepts and theory in practical and meaningful ways to a diverse population of students or EMS professionals
Experience teaching, modeling, and/or enforcing proper emergency medical procedures
Experience preparing students or EMS professionals to work with ethnically and culturally diverse clientele

Five years of college teaching experience
Experience with national standards for CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs)
Experience with EMS Testing software and FISDAP patient tracking software
Curriculum development experience in EMS

Required Education or Training:

Associate’s degree in any field from an accredited institution of higher education.
Current certification/licensure as a State of Alaska or NREMT Paramedic
Current AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Instructor
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor
Current State of Alaska Multi-Level EMT Instructor Certification or equivalent from another state

AAS in Paramedic Technology or Bachelor’s degree
AHA Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor
NAEMT Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) Instructor
NAEMT Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers (PEPP) Instructor
NAEMT Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Instructor or International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) Instructor

Salary Information:

Salary will be based on education and experience.

UA employees receive excellent benefits including participation in State of Alaska PERS retirement, 12 paid holidays per year, annual and sick leave, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please address all of the listed required and preferred education, knowledge, skills, abilities and experience.

Please submit your online application and electronically attach the following documents: 
1. Cover letter 
2. Resume or CV
3. Three professional references, including the names, titles, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses
4. Unofficial transcripts (successful candidate will provide official transcripts as a condition of hire.)
5.  Copies of current Alaska Multi-Level EMT, ACLS-I, BLS-I, and any other instructor cards held
6.  Copy of current Paramedic license or certification

Review will begin October 7th, at 11:55pm Alaska Standard Time. To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date and include all required application materials.

Kenai Peninsula College invites applications for its new Term Assistant Professor of Paramedical Technology. This is a 9-month position with a 3-month summer extension, pending grant funding.  The successful candidate will teach PMED and EMT courses, serve as the Skills Lab Instructor, develop and run program scenarios, maintain the program's highly technical equipment, and participate in university and community service. This faculty position will begin in January 2023 (earlier start negotiable).

SUMMARY: Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) is a campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage. The college has three locations and is comprised of: 
-Kenai River Campus, Soldotna 
-Kachemak Bay Campus, Homer 
-Resurrection Bay Extension Site, Seward 

This position will be located at the Kenai River Campus situated on 309 acres along the banks of the beautiful Kenai River, the ancestral homelands of the Dena'ina Athabascan, Ahtna Athabascan, Alutiiq/Sugpiaq and Eyak peoples. The area is known for its wildlife splendor, mountain viewscapes, world-class fishing and hunting, hiking, canoe trails and winter outdoor adventure. And yet, Anchorage, Alaska's largest city is just a 2.5-hour drive or 20-minute flight away.

KPC offers two-year Associates of Arts and Associates of Applied Science degrees, as well as courses leading to occupational certifications and UAA baccalaureate degrees, such as Psychology, Art and Anthropology.

We honor diverse experiences and perspectives - including differences in ideas, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, culture, nationality, age, disability, veteran and socioeconomic status-and strive to create welcoming and inclusive learning environments where all are treated with respect.


*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


This position is term-funded and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

This position is represented by United Academics (UNAC).

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.


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