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Faculty, Mortuary Science

Mortuary Science

Littleton, CO
ID: 517

The Mortuary Science Program at Arapahoe Community College is the only program in Colorado that is accredited by the American Board of Funeral Service Education. ACC offers an Associate of Applied Science in Mortuary Science with both in-person and online tracks to educate students in every phase of funeral service and prepare them for entry-level employment in the industry.

The Mortuary Science Department at ACC has an opening for a full-time faculty position. This is a 9-month appointment beginning August 2020. Faculty members generally teach 30 credit hours annually (15 credits each fall and spring semester) and have the option to teach courses during the summer semester for additional compensation.

The faculty member will perform instructional duties and related activities. Assigned courses may be taught using both traditional and non-traditional delivery methods, including online, computer-aided, distance learning, self-paced, interdisciplinary; some weekend/evening teaching may be required. Face-to-face and hybrid courses may be scheduled at ACC’s Littleton Campus, Parker Campus, or the Sturm Collaboration Campus in Castle Rock.

Faculty members develop and evaluate curriculum, advise students, select texts, assess student learning, maintain required office and campus hours, and attend meetings as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, or higher, from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Faculty must earn a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university within five years of their initial appointment date.
  • Must be a graduate of an ABFSE accredited school.
  • Must have proof of passing the National Board Exam.
  • Postsecondary instructional experience, or training equivalent.
  • Must hold, or qualify to obtain, a postsecondary Colorado Career and Technical Education (CTE) credential including 4,000 paid non-teaching occupational hours within the last five years.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as an embalmer and funeral director.
  • Understanding of ABFSE accreditation requirements.
  • Postsecondary teaching experience, ideally with chair responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated success building professional relationships and working collaboratively with internal and external constituents and outside agencies.
  • Ability to work effectively both autonomously and as a member of a collaborative team.
  • Understanding of adult learning theory concepts; ability to utilize these principles effectively in the learning environment.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.

Physical & Cognitive Demands

The following are some of the physical and cognitive demands commonly associated with this position.

  • Occasionally moves, positions, and transports items weighing up to 50 lbs. on campus and off-site clinical facilities.
  • This position operates in an office, classroom, and/or lab environment, or clinical facilities and constantly uses a computer, and routinely uses standard office equipment including phones, copiers, etc.
  • The person in this position constantly communicates with internal and external constituents and students. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Cognitive demands include comparing, copying, computing, compiling, analyzing, coordinating, synthesizing, negotiating, communicating, instructing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Occasional exposure to hazardous chemicals, including embalming fluid.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

Arapahoe Community College provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process and/or during the course of employment, please contact Angela Johnson, Director of Human Resources, at 303.797.5715 or

Advertised Salary Range

The full salary for this position is $57,754 to $70,194, commensurate with education and experience. This salary is based on 166 contract days within an academic year (August - May). The projected start date for this position is August 2020; salary will be prorated based on the number of contract days worked. This is a full-time, 9-month, FLSA exempt position.  Questions about salary should be directed to

To Apply

All applicants must submit a resume, detailed letter of interest addressing the job announcement, unofficial transcripts, copies of applicable certifications, and names and contact information for three professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications as related to the duties and responsibilities of the position. To submit your application, scroll to the bottom of this page.

Closing Date

Open until filled.

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at

Notice to all Applicants:

  • Final candidate will be subject to successful completion of a background check, and, if applicable, a motor vehicle record review.
  • Former employees of the Colorado Community College System, or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in their application material.
  • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within thirty (30) days of hire.
  • ACC participates in the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, PERA-eligible employees are required to contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit the COPERA web page.
  • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
  • Arapahoe Community College participates in E-Verify.
  • Arapahoe Community College is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Arapahoe Community College is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120 and 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. 

We seek to respect, understand, and embrace the diversity of our students, staff, faculty, and the community we proudly serve. As a community, ACC encourages the richness of diversity and values the dignity of all persons. We strive to foster an equitable and positive learning environment that reflects the diverse nature of the people of Colorado and the nation.

For information regarding Arapahoe Community College Security, including Clery Act / Crime Statistics for the campus and surrounding area, please see the Arapahoe Community College Annual Security Report. For a hard copy report, please visit ACC Campus Police Department, Room AM2600 at 5900 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, Colorado 80120.