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Paramedic Instructor (Part-time)

Position: Adjunct Paramedic Instructor

Available: On-going

Job Summary

Provide quality learning opportunities that assist students in meeting their educational goals and career aspirations. Staff are responsible for the quality of the educational program.

Essential Job Functions

  • Collaborate with other staff, leads and program director in development, implementation, and evaluation of the program curriculum.
  • Responsible for the course content and flexible sections and content of the syllabi for all courses he/she is assigned.
  • Follow the course description set forth in the common course library, integrating when appropriate:
  • Advisory committee recommendations
  • Needs of the marketplace
  • Writing for learning
  • Input from appropriate staff
  • Arrange for the acquisition and/or preparation of materials and equipment necessary to meet the course objectives.
  • Maintain order of classrooms and labs.
  • Ensure proper storage of materials and equipment at the end of each lab session.
  • Prepare, distribute, and review with the student the first week of class a course syllabus which outlines clear and reasonable learning outcomes and expectations.
  • Implement active learning techniques and use a variety of learner- centered instructional strategies designed to assist the learner in meeting the objectives of the course. Such activities can include, but are not limited to:
    • Cooperative learning
    • Experiential learning
    • Writing for learning
    • Critical thinking initiatives
  • Staff development support will be available to enhance skills in these areas.
  • Focus on student learning outcomes taking into account the needs and abilities of the students and the mission of the College.
  • Be familiar with academic and social support which benefit diverse groups.
  • Be supportive of students’ educational goals and make reasonable provisions to accommodate their individual differences while maintaining the academic integrity of the College.
  • Perform other assignments, consistent with his/her professional abilities, as assigned by the lead or program director in carrying out the mission of the institution. These duties include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Work with students, peers, and administrative and support staff in a professional manner that models: constructive problem-solving (flexibility, preparation for required tasks); ethical conduct (respect and courtesy, consistency, fairness); organization (proper attire, attendance, decorum); and adherence to college policies and procedures.
    • Be available to students for ancillary support at scheduled times.
    • Be prompt and accurate in the recording and reporting of student data information to include enrollment reports and final grade reports.
    • Participate in college committees as elected or assigned.
    • Submit time sheets and other required paperwork by established deadlines.
    • Sign contracts in a timely manner.
    • Participate in professional development activities as deemed necessary by supervision.
    • Assist in recruiting activities when assigned.
    • Work with the community in meeting the educational needs of our service area.
    • Teach day, evening and weekend classes as required.
    • Assist in new course development as needed.

Minimum Requirements

In an Emergency Services education program, full-time and part-time staff members teaching credentialing courses in the following areas: Emergency Medical Technician, Advanced EMT and Paramedic must have completed a Paramedic Program. Staff members must hold a Level 1 North Carolina EMS Instructorship, or be able to achieve instructorship within 1 year of employment. Instructors must hold an Associate’s degree, or have an equivalent combination of education and experience. Staff must hold two additional instructorships, such as, ACLS, PALS, BLS, ACLS-EP, PHTL, ITLS, etc, or, be able to achieve certifications within 1 year of employment.

In exceptional cases, outstanding professional experience and demonstrated contributions to the teaching discipline may be presented in lieu of formal academic preparation for staff members teaching courses in these areas. Such cases must be justified by the institution on an individual basis.


Nationally Registered Paramedic, a Level 2 North Carolina EMS Instructorship, Bachelor degree in EMS or related field, hold at least four (4) additional instructorships, such as, ACLS, PALS, BLS, ACLS-EP, PHTLS, ITLS, etc.

Pay Range

$23-$33/HR, Dependent on qualifications.

*Applications: To be considered for this position, each candidate must submit a completed Edgecombe Community College Application for Employment and copies of transcripts, licenses, and certificates to

Robert Whistler
Coordinator – Emergency Services
Edgecombe Community College
(252) 618-6616

Applications may be obtained from the receptionist on campus in either Rocky Mount or Tarboro, mailed on request, or printed from our website.

Applications accepted until the position is filled but will be reviewed as they are received.