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Instructor, Fire Science Technology

College of Lake County


Contact Information


College of Lake County
19351 W. Washington Street
Grayslake, IL 60030

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • NA


  • Commensurate with education and experience
    (See Below)

Position Details

Job Summary:

The College of Lake County is currently searching for one full-time faculty member to be housed in the Business and Social Sciences Division. This position will be involved in the instruction of first and second year college level courses in fire science technology to a diverse student body during daytime, evening, and weekend classes at our main campus, extension sites and local business and industry sites. The faculty member will develop, prepare, and revise instructional materials as well as participate in program evaluation and curriculum planning and development. The instructor will participate in department, division, and general faculty meetings, serve on division and college committees, and participate in other forms of college service. Instructors are required to maintain an active program of professional development related to institutional objectives. The instructor will utilize appropriate technology to deliver instructional materials, maintain grades, provide timely communications with students, etc. The instructor shall maintain appropriate office hours for student access. Maintains current knowledge of subject matter via professional organization membership, attendance of seminars, conferences and classes, and professional publications.

Required Qualification:

  • Associates degree in Fire Science, or related discipline
  • Certification as a firefighter by the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal
  • Certification as Fire Officer II/Advanced Fire Officer by the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal
  • Certification as Chief Fire Officer by the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal
  • 20 years of experience in the fire service
  • Three years of experience teaching at an accredited college or university (full-time or adjunct)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Fire Science or related discipline
  • Graduate of the National Fire Academy, Executive Fire Officer program
  • Chief Fire Officer designation
  • Other specialty certification required for providing firefighter training
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English

Expected Start Date:


Special Instructions Summary:

Applicants selected for an interview will be required to submit a minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with priority consideration given to applications completed by February 8, 2019. Additional completed applications may be considered after February 8, 2019. Posting will remain open until the position is filled.

This is a full-time, tenure track faculty position. Salary placement is commensurate with education and experience. The minimum 2019 – 2020 academic year (Fall & Spring Semester) base salary range is $58,721 with a master’s degree to $74,565 with a doctorate in the subject field. Optional contract for the summer session offers potential for significantly greater earnings.

Faculty may be assigned to any of the three CLC campuses; Grayslake, Lakeshore or Southlake. New faculty hires are required to attend orientation the week prior to the start date of August 12, 2019.

Pay Rate:

Per faculty contract





Total Hours per Week:

Fifteen (15) teaching load hours plus ten (10) office hours.

Work Schedule:

Monday – Friday, Hours 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Varies according to course schedule. Ability to teach days, evening and weekends as determined by the needs of the program in any given semester. Ability to teach at all campus locations as needed (Grayslake, Lakeshore or Southlake).

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The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities.


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