Fire Science Faculty (Non-tenure Track)

Department: Academic Affairs


The full-time faculty member in the Fire Science and Emergency Management Programs reports to the Director of the Fire Science and Emergency Management. The faculty member will ensure that course and student learning outcomes are met through teaching, learning and experiential experiences.  The faculty member is also required to participate in the mission and governance of Anna Maria College. Faculty are expected to adjust teaching modalities based on Department of Public Health Guidelines. Within the Fire Science and Emergency Management Programs, the faculty member is expected to contribute to a collegial and highly collaborative working environment focused on student learning and on-going curriculum development and assessment, to reflect relevant knowledge and skills needed within the field. In addition to teaching and scholarship, the individual is expected to contribute their service to the College and the wider community.


Teaching responsibilities:

  • Promote high standards of academic achievement and integrity in assigned courses.
  • Implement established course syllabi and develop new syllabi in accordance with College standards in collaboration with the Program Director.
  • Assure course content is consistent among all sections of said course.
  • Prepare for and conduct class sessions in support of course and student learning outcomes, utilizing equipment and technologies as appropriate.
  • Review student work and report grades to students in a timely basis.
  • Maintain student file documentation according to college and program procedures.
  • Engage and participate in professional development initiatives to enhance instructional strategies.
  • Post and hold regular office hours for student conferences, advising, etc. (at least 6 hrs. per week) and respond to students in a timely manner.
  • Maintain a portfolio of student advisees, guiding them in progression toward degree completion.
  • Participate in student recruitment initiatives.
  • Pursues development of knowledge and skills applicable to the expected teaching responsibilities.

Responsibilities within the Fire Science and Emergency Management Programs:

  • Participate in program meetings and activities.
  • Contribute to curriculum development, review, and revision.
  • Submit recommendations for equipment, materials, and supplies.
  • Collaborate in the timely development of each semester’s schedule of courses.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
  • Ability to work outdoors on occasion; as some courses require practical hands-on learning.

Responsibilities to the College:

  • Contribute to a collaborative and collegial working atmosphere within the Fire Science and Emergency Management Programs and the College, supporting the stated missions, philosophies and goals.
  • Participate in faculty development and training.
  • Attend and participate in Faculty Assembly meetings.
  • Participate in college events such as Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies, and other faculty and student events, as appropriate.
  • Employ communication systems, technologies and policies in service of the smooth operation of the institution.
  • Adhere to provisions described within the Faculty Guidebook and Faculty Handbook.


The Fire Science and Emergency Management faculty member will contribute to the opportunities students need to complete the Fire Science and Emergency Management curriculum and thereby be prepared to demonstrate the knowledge and skills needed for an entry-level professional position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or Doctorate degree (preferred) in related field.
  • Proven 2 to 5 year record of recent leadership within the Fire Service, Fire Prevention, Emergency Management or a closely related field.
  • Experience teaching and\or conducting research at the post-secondary level.

Anna Maria College is an equal opportunity employer.