Health Science Instructor

  • Rocklin, California
  • Dec 15, 2021
Full Time Education and Training Public Health Sciences and Laboratory

Job Description

Description Under administrative direction of an educational administrator, develop curriculum, provide lecture and laboratory instruction, evaluate performance of students engaged in the study of Emergency Medical Services, Medical Terminology and other related Health Sciences courses; Assist with Program Director and Clinical Coordination activities of mandated EMT requirements and perform other related work as required.

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Examples Of Functions and Tasks Curriculum Development - ESSENTIAL: Review and evaluate curriculum, in order to meet student interests and needs within the parameters of Divisional/Departmental budget constraints and availability of equipment and materials; coordinate with part-time instructors to enhance consistency of lecture/laboratory content; evaluate and/or revise course descriptions to fit curriculum designs; present proposals for curriculum changes to the curriculum committee and/or other appropriate shared governance body and make changes, as necessary and as approved; review curriculum for concordance with changes in laws, regulations, and standards; interact with public and private agency partners to develop and improve curriculum and programs, as feasible and appropriate; represent the District in Federal, State, and local professional forums and organizations focusing on Emergency Medical Services curriculum; interact with Federal, State, and local agencies to ensure compliance with mandated course content accuracy and certification requirements.

Lecture/ Laboratory Preparation - ESSENTIAL: Review and evaluate new textbooks for content, readability, and cost effectiveness; select textbooks determined to the be the most useful and appropriate; read current literature (normally several sources- books, newspapers, periodicals, and other printed materials) to prepare lectures; prepare, edit, and update syllabus materials for lectures and/or laboratories; review and select and/or prepare computer and audio-visual materials for classroom/laboratory use; prepare typewritten and/or graphic handouts and/or transparencies for classroom/laboratory use; coordinate and confer with book publishing company sales representatives providing instructional materials. PERIPHERAL: Complete book order forms and provide master copies of syllabi for printing; place appropriate reference items on reserve in the library; prepare lesson plans to be used in a lecture and/or coordinate lectures with laboratory learning assignments; attend conferences to increase knowledge of subject matter and teaching methods and techniques; Familiarize self with operation of all equipment currently available for use which is appropriate for the subject area.

Lecture/ Laboratory Presentation - ESSENTIAL: Introduce and present lecture/laboratory information and concepts in a clear and logical manner; use analogies and/or examples to convey important psychological concepts; provide instructional objectives to direct student learning; outline major points of information using a variety of methodologies; enhance presentations with visual aids and/or demonstrations and/or examples, as available; distribute handouts to clarify particularly difficult topics; answer student questions clearly and without ridicule, improper criticism, or bias; encourage student participation and involvement in classroom discussions; monitor student activity and take steps to prevent and/or control unacceptable behavior; maintain order in classrooms and laboratories, and provide equal opportunity for student participation.

Student Performance Evaluation - ESSENTIAL: Develop quizzes, tests and laboratory/classroom examinations which are understandable and which fairly evaluate student progress; monitor student activity during examinations/quizzes and take steps to prevent and/or control unacceptable behavior, e.g., cheating; deal swiftly, rationally, and consistently with persons involved in cheating and/or other violations of Standards of Student Conduct or College policies and/or procedures; read and evaluate student responses on examinations/quizzes and mark and grade papers accordingly; assign, read, and evaluate homework assignments/projects to promote learning; tabulate scores and assign official grades; advise students on academic matters regarding their performance; refer students to appropriate student services (for example, ESL, EOPS, etc.); maintain necessary attendance and scholastic records and submit them according to published deadlines.

Program Activities and Clinical Coordination - ESSENTIAL: Ability to assist with and/or perform the duties of the Program Director and Clinical Coordinator as outlined in the California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 2. Participate in Division and Department Chair meetings; assist in evaluation of part-time faculty evaluations; function as liaison with agencies to identify their educational/training needs and implement programs as required; identify program needs, develop program objectives, and evaluate existing programs; ensure necessary records are maintained, and required reports promptly submitted; coordinate program to comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and verifying agency requirements; develop schedules of course offerings, revise and update, as needed; formulate short and long term plans and timetables to accomplish program goals; attend District meetings and participate in meetings with other public and private agencies; provide direction to part-time faculty in development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum and instructional policies and program; develop, implement, and coordinate pre-service, in-service, and academy programs; prepare and coordinate program budget; develop partnerships with public and private agencies designed to further the mission and goals of the District.

Shared Governance Participation - ESSENTIAL: Attend and participate in departmental meetings, advisory committee meetings, and activities; respond in writing to requests for information (for example, Program Assessment and Review (PAR) plans); participate in articulation/curriculum development; attend and participate in divisional and/or college activities that are necessary for the development and improvement of meeting goals and objectives of the program; assess needs of departmental and textbooks and investigate costing; represent department by serving on campus-wide committees. PERIPHERAL: Serve on employee selection committees, as requested; serve as a functional member of one or more committees and/or task forces; attend Board of Trustees and/or Strategic Council meetings, as necessary; read and respond to information polls distributed by the Academic Senate.

Ancillary Student Services - ESSENTIAL: Provide career and degree/major counseling to students, as it relates to career planning; hold regular office hours; provide advice to students regarding academic performance; provide students and peers with a positive role model in terms of character and citizenship; participate in graduation and outstanding student award ceremonies. PERIPHERAL: Provide students with letters of recommendation, as requested; hold review sessions of classroom skills laboratory material, as necessary; advise and encourage students relative to Emergency Medical Services curriculum.

Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree AND two (2) years of occupational experience in the discipline OR Associate's degree AND six (6) years of occupational experience in the discipline OR the equivalent.

Possess and maintain a current EMT Certification, or Paramedic License, or an RN license in the State of California. Have at least two years of clinical or field experience within the last five years providing direct patient care or supervision in a prehospital care environment .

Knowledge of: ESSENTIAL: Emergency Medical Services practices and processes; teaching practices, methods, and techniques; current directions in Emergency Medical theory and research.

Ability to: ESSENTIAL: Lecture in front of large groups of students; explain Emergency Medical Services concepts in a clear, logical and concise fashion; interact effectively with student, peers and administrative personnel; work independently to solve problems. PERIPHERAL: Recognize variation in student backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles; be patient with students; maintain integrity, honesty, reliability, and cooperation.

Physical Suitability Requirements: ESSENTIAL: Incumbent must be able to perform the following, with or without reasonable accommodation: Almost Constantly : Stand, sit, walk and turn to deliver lectures, other instruction, or instructional materials; work in the confines of a classroom and/or laboratory environment; reach overhead to operate equipment; lift, push, pull, stoop, squat, bend and carry (up to maximum of 50 lbs.) to move and operate equipment and prepare laboratory materials; utilize manual and finger dexterity to operate equipment, computers, and to prepare laboratory materials; utilize hearing to respond to student questions, normal conversation, and telephone calls; utilize vision (near and far) to read written materials and computer screens and to operate equipment.

If claiming equivalency, please attach the Request for Equivalency Hearing form. The equivalency form may be found at: Sierra College Human Resources
Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents.

Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees and other relevant documents. A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
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Supplemental Information Sierra College is a Community College located near Sacramento, California where a heavy emphasis is placed on academic excellence and student success. Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the evolving needs of the students and communities that it serves. The Sierra Community College District covers more than 3,200 square miles and serves the Northern California foothill counties of Placer and Nevada, as well as parts of El Dorado and Sacramento. We serve over 18,000 students throughout the region in both on-ground and online courses, including students at our main Rocklin Campus as well as at three centers located in Grass Valley, Tahoe/Truckee, and Roseville. Our District prides itself on academic excellence, having been named an Aspen Prize for College Excellence eligible institution for 2019.

Sierra College has a strong commitment to the achievement of equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students and values the rich, diverse backgrounds that make up the campus community. A strong candidate for this position must demonstrate a profound understanding of and experience with successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds. This includes persons with disabilities, various gender identities and sexual orientations, as well as individuals from historically underrepresented communities and other groups. Our District is committed to providing strategies for success and proactive student-centered practices and policies focused on eliminating equity gaps to ensure the District provides an inclusive educational and employment environment focused on strategies for success and equitable outcomes for all.

As an institution, Sierra College is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, learner-centered practices and policies that fully engage the college community. The ideal candidate will share the College’s commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students succeed in their degree and career objectives. Currently, Sierra College enrolls 18,300 students per term, where approximately: 21% of Sierra College’s students are Latin(o)(a)(x)(e), 3% are African-American, 3% are Filipino, 6% are Asian-American, 1% are Native American, 1% are Pacific Islander, 7% are multiracial and 57% are White.

The successful candidate will join a College dedicated to the use of culturally responsive teaching strategies and methods that meet the varying needs of our students and ensure a successful learning environment. Sierra College demonstrates its commitment to equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty, and staff. These opportunities include trainings and workshops on equity and inclusion, a Faculty Equity and Inclusion Certificate, SC4 (Sierra College Community, Creativity, Culture, and Collaboration Training), active Academic Senate standing committees concerned with student success and equity, a Presidential Equity Advisory Committee (PEAC), culturally responsive student engagement centers, support for our undocumented and AB540 students, campus-wide equity summits, a robust set of programs, events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.

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There are five (5) required documents to apply for this position:
  1. Employment Application
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. Applicable transcripts with conferred degree and date (unofficial transcripts are accepted)
  4. Faculty Cover Letter that addresses the responsibilities and qualifications listed on the job announcement. You will need to write this statement on a separate document and upload the attachment at the end of the application.
    • The transferable experience, knowledge, skills and abilities for teaching in this discipline.
    • Please describe your evidence of the responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning), sexual orientations, gender identity and expressions as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices within the classroom and in the campus community.
  5. Please respond to the prompt below for your Teaching Philosophy Statement. You will need to write this statement on a separate document and upload the attachment at the end of the application.
    • What do you feel are the best strategies for supporting historically underrepresented and underserved students? Specifically, what are the key factors that contribute to their success and the closing of equity gaps in the classroom, particularly for African-American, Latin(o)(a)(x)(e), and Native American students with intersecting identities, such as LGBTQIA+, visible and invisible disabilities, and any other disproportionately impacted populations?
    • What role should faculty play in student success?
    • Describe how your teaching approach has changed/evolved since you began teaching. Provide examples of what motivated the change(s).
    • How does your teaching approach reflect your teaching philosophy in ensuring equitable student success?

Given the current pandemic in our country, interviews will likely take place virtually via Zoom.


Other terms and conditions of employment are specified in the applicable collective bargaining agreements on file in the District Human Resources Department. Position description of record on file in the Human Resources Department.

*Sierra Community College District currently operates campuses in Rocklin, Roseville, Truckee and Grass Valley. In its management of a multi-campus environment, the District reserves right of assignment including the right to change assignment locations and shift assignments based on District need. Although this position may currently reside at the Rocklin campus, the assignment location may be subject to change as needed. Additionally, the district reserves the right to cancel, revise or re-announce this position as well as any and all positions at any time.

Sierra College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination and the achievement of diversity and equity among its faculty, staff, and students.

Persons with inquiries about the application of Title IX and/or EEO may contact the Director of Diversity, EEO & Title IX (Title IX Coordinator) at the address below, at (916) 660-7006 or via email at

Persons with questions regarding reasonable accommodation of physical and other disabilities should contact the Sierra College Human Resources Department at (916) 660-7105.

If you have limitations hearing or speaking, the State of California offers a specially-trained Communications Assistant (CA) that can relay telephone conversations for all of your calls. Dial 711 to reach the California Relay Service (CRS). Dialing 711 is for everyone, not just those who have difficulty hearing on a standard phone. If you prefer having your calls immediately answered in your mode of communication, dial one of the toll-free modality and language-specific numbers below. The call will be routed to the CRS provider.

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Closing Date/Time: 3/13/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

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