Full Job Description
Thomas Nelson seeks faculty to teach up to 12 credit hours in the fall and spring semester and/or up to 8 credit hours during the summer semester. Teaching load is based upon student enrollment and staffing needs. Applicants will be part of a standing pool which the College will draw on as scheduling needs dictate. The adjunct faculty appointment contains no guarantee of continued employment. Instruction may be during the day, evening, or weekend. This position may teach fire and life safety courses in non-degree programs such as: Fire Science, Fire Protection Systems, Fire and EMS Leadership, Emergency Vehicle Operations, Driver-Operator (pump and/or aerial), Fire Officer, and Fire Instructor.
Design and delivery of instruction for day, evening and/or weekend classes.
Responsible for student assessment and grading.
Maintains adequate on-campus presence.
Provides timely communication with students, staff and administrators of the College.
Current unrestricted certification as a Virginia Fire Instructor II with Virginia Firefighter I and II Train-the-Trainer certification.
Have a passion for the discipline and a commitment to a student-centered philosophy in support of academic excellence for diverse groups of learners.
Excellent interpersonal skills in communication with students, colleagues, staff and administrators as an individual or as a part of a team.
Willingness to serve the needs of traditional and non-traditional students from a variety of backgrounds and age groups.
Ability to modify when appropriate, instructional methods and strategies to meet diverse student needs.
Plan and organize instruction in ways that maximize documented student learning.
Adopt methods that fairly measure student progress toward student learning outcomes.
Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently and return student work promptly to promote maximum learning.
Maintain accurate records of student progress and submit final grade rosters to division administrator each semester according to established deadlines.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Experience and/or strong interest in teaching and inspiring adult learners to fulfill the College’s mission to change lives and empower students to succeed.
Associate’s degree in Fire Science, Fire Protection Systems, Fire Engineering and Safety Systems or related field from a regionally accredited institution.
Previous experience in fire and emergency services, fire protection systems (sprinkler and/or alarm system), design and installation and/or a related field.
Hold current certification as a fire instructor through the Virginia Department of Fire Programs and/or other certifying body accepted by the Fire and EMS Education Department.
Hold current National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) certification in the one or more of the following:
Fire Alarms Level I, II, III or IV
Fire Alarm Systems
Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems
Special Hazards Systems
Water-Based Systems Layout
Inspection and Testing of Water-Based Systems Level I and/or II
Community college teaching experience.
Teaching experience in online or hybrid, and traditional face to face classroom modalities.
Demonstrated proficiency and experience in using instructional technologies and learning management systems (e.g. Canvas) with ability to use technology to enhance teaching and educational experience.
Demonstrated ability to measure, assess and align student outcomes within courses or programs.
Special Instructions to Applicants
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants must submit an online application for this position by visiting the following web site: https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com. Thomas Nelson does not accept applications by mail, fax or e-mail. Failure to provide a complete application package may decrease the opportunity for interview selection or disqualify the application. Complete application packages will include:
Online application: Applicants are encouraged to fully represent their relevant qualifications on the application.
Three letters of recommendation – Preferred, to include a former supervisor, former colleague and a character reference, no relatives.
These should be uploaded to the online application system under “Other Documents”. Please scan your documents and upload them as a PDF file.
If you are having difficulty uploading any documents, please contact the Human Resources Department. The maximum allowable document size is 10 MB.
BACKGROUND CHECK STATEMENT: The selected candidate’s offer is contingent upon the successful completion of an extensive background investigation, which may include: criminal history, credit checks, employment verification, verification of education and professional reference checks.
Thomas Nelson Community College, an EEO employer, welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds and recognizes the benefits of a diverse workforce. Therefore, Thomas Nelson is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. Employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. We prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, mental or physical disabilities, political affiliation, veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during the application and/or interview process per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Call 757-825-2728 or email email@example.com for assistance. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.
Name Human Resources Department
Thomas Nelson Community College
Human Resources Department
99 Thomas Nelson Drive
Hampton, VA 23666