Fire Protection Technology (Tenure Track) Faculty

Fire Protection Technology (Tenure Track) Faculty

The opportunity: Are you interested in preparing students for rewarding careers in Firefighting and Emergency Services? Do you have extensive experience in the fields of Fire Protection and Emergency Management? Skagit Valley College (SVC) has a full-time, tenure track Fire Protection Technology opportunity. This position provides leadership for the Fire Protection Technology program, contributing expertise for the continued growth and improvement of the program. The Fire Protection Faculty teaches courses in Emergency Services and Fire Protection, positioning students to respond to emergencies while positively affecting the lives of others.

Degrees offered through the program include Associate of Applied Science (AAS) and Associate of Applied Science Transfer (AAS-T) degrees. These degrees cover coursework in foundational principles of emergence services, fire prevention, relevant laws, firefighting skills, hazardous materials response, Firefighter fitness, emergency medical response, and other related areas. The AAS-T degree in Fire Service Administration prepares students to transfer to four-year institutions. The AAS-T degree serves as an academic foundation for current Firefighters and line officers to advance in their present position or move into related administrative roles.

This Faculty position will also recruit, hire, and train part-time faculty, while participating in outreach events representing the program to the broader community. The Fire Protection Technology faculty is responsible for the management of resources used by the program including planning, purchasing, storing, and maintaining various equipment and vehicles. This position will also be responsible for developing course schedules, syllabi, assessing student outcomes, building curriculum, seeking additional resources for the department, and establishing innovative partnerships with industry.

About us: Established in 1926, Skagit Valley College is a comprehensive community college providing high-quality academic transfer pathways, workforce training, basic education for adults, and lifelong learning opportunities. SVC’s commitment to equity and social justice drives our collective work to increase access to higher education, inspire student learning and achievement, and strengthen our diverse community. SVC aspires to reflect the diverse racial, ethnic, and linguistic demographics in the district, particularly a growing Latinx population. This aspiration reflects both our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice, and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty.

The Location: Skagit Valley College is nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the Salish Sea in the scenic northwest corner of Washington State. Located in a geographically diverse region between the dynamic metropolitan hubs of Seattle and Vancouver, BC, SVC is never far from world-class outdoor recreation, urban arts scenes, and local cultural events. SVC serves our local communities with a campus in Mount Vernon, Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, and centers in Friday Harbor and Langley, a Marine Technology Center in Anacortes, and a Brewing Academy in Burlington.

What we offer: Initial placement is generally $57,818 to $59,347 per year for a standard 172-day contract, depending on qualifications. At SVC, you’ll balance your work and life with professional growth opportunities, competitive leave packages, access to an onsite gym, and an array of health, dental, vision, and retirement plans to meet your current and future needs. Note: The current salary rate is expected to change subject to the outcome of the negotiated Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement.

How to apply: For full job announcement, qualifications, and to apply, visit the Career Opportunities page and complete an online application at

Skagit Valley College is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equitable opportunities for all groups in terms and conditions of employment and personnel practices. SVC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. All faculty and staff hired at Skagit Valley College are encouraged to embrace, continually support, and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community.

Skagit Valley College adheres to a set of guiding principles: Respect, Integrity, Open and Honest Communication, Collaboration, and Compassion
Jamil Sepulveda
HR Generalist & Talent Acquisition Specialist
Skagit Valley College
Office: (360) 416-7954 | Main: (360) 416-7794

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