Instructor/Lead Faculty – Department for EMS Education – Gaston College – Charlotte, NC

Gaston College

Gaston College is seeking to fill the following position:  Instructor/Lead Faculty – Department for EMS Education (9 month, Full-time)


A full-time EMS Instructor is a College employee whose primary assignment involves teaching or the direct support of teaching. The position of a full-time faculty member is a demanding one that involves the delivery of instruction, preparation, and evaluation of such instruction, accessibility to students, committee assignments, and service to College and community.

Lead Faculty

The EMS faculty Lead is a dedicated EMS faculty member who works to support the EMS Program Director in the overall management, operation, coordination, and national accreditation of the College’s Department for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Education. Instruct curriculum and continuing education, including programs and courses approved by the North Carolina Office of EMS (NCOEMS), the American Heart Association (AHA), initial and renewal courses for EMS, and specialty courses for emergency patient care.



1. Conduct assigned classes of instruction in the best manner to achieve student learning; present information, ideas, and skills in ways that 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 Gaston College’s 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 the 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 the community.

13. Participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the program.

14. Maintain academic and clinical competencies related to teaching responsibilities.

15. Participate in recruitment, admission, retention, dismissal, and re-entry of students.

16. 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.

Lead Faculty (Additional duties eligible for release time)

1. Assist in the overall management, operation, coordination, and national accreditation of Gaston College’s Department for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Education, which includes staffing, performance management (e.g., evaluating and coaching instructors), supply/inventory/equipment management, and/or maintenance, course and instructor scheduling, and student success.

2. Develop, maintain, and effectively apply knowledge and understanding of EMS practices, and instructional methods including EMS Education Standards, EMS Scope of Practice, EMS Core Content, Institute of Medicine reports, and NCOEMS rules and regulations as it pertains to program operations and accreditation.

3. Adhere to the Administrative Code and Rules in accordance with the North Carolina Office of EMS and 10A NCAC 13P – 2009 EMS and Trauma Rules, the National Association of EMS Educators Good Practice Statements, and the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Profession, as updated.

4. Assist the EMS Director to develop and maintain materials and procedures needed for regional accreditation (SACSCOC) and national accreditation for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

5. Assist the EMS Director with budgeting and financial management for the Department for EMS Education.

6. Assist the EMS Director with establishing, implementing, and maintaining operating procedures, equipment, and facilities of the Department for EMS Education.

7. Work with the EMS Director, Health and Human Services EMS secretary, and EMS faculty to develop class/training schedules, oversee the scheduling of participants, and coordinate specialty courses, refresher courses, instructor courses, and special needs courses.

8. Assist EMS Director, Health and Human Services secretary for EMS education in the development and maintenance of EMS training and certification reports, records, logs, etc. for EMS part-time Continuing Education instructors, track certification expirations.

9. Work with the EMS Director to develop and implement distance learning and web-assisted courses that meet college and accreditation standards.

10. Assist the EMS Director by working with full- and part-time instructors and staff regarding EMS education requirements and provide information and instruction as needed.

11. Work with EMS Director and Health and Human Services Simulation specialist to research product vendors to determine appropriate resources for EMS training materials and make recommendations for purchase.

12. Serve as an individual, team, and/or lead instructor for various EMS and AHA courses and instruct initial and renewal classes through Continuing Education according to approved or required standards.

13. Teach at least two curriculum and/or continuing education courses per semester.

14. Maintain a high standard of professionalism in representing the College including confidentiality in all aspects of the position’s responsibilities and adherence to policies, procedures, and other established guidelines. Adhere to professional accountability and accept responsibility for managing situations and problems. Work cooperatively with team members and colleagues, contributing positively and constructively to the achievement of team and College objectives and provide a high level of service to customers by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and partnerships.

15. Perform other duties as assigned, including special projects.


· Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in Emergency Medical Services or a related program required.

· Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution preferred.

· Must meet minimum SACS criteria and the minimum criteria of other pertinent accrediting, licensing, and credentialing agencies in the area of teaching assignment.


· North Carolina Level I Paramedic Instructor credential (or must obtain within 6 months of hire) required.

· North Carolina Level II Paramedic Instructor credential preferred.

· Current Paramedic credential in North Carolina (or eligible for legal recognition) required.

· National Registry Paramedic certification (or must obtain within 12 months of hire) required.

· American Heart Association ACLS Instructor, PALS Instructor, and BLS Instructor (or must obtain within 6 months of hire) required.

· Critical Care Paramedic (CCEMT-P or CCP-C) or Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C) preferred.


· Three years of experience as a paramedic required.

· College-level teaching or other advanced emergency medical services formal education delivery required.

· Community college teaching experience, with classroom and online delivery methods, preferred.

· Healthcare simulation teaching or simulation technician experience preferred.

· Excellent writing and organizational skills required.

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