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Mortuary Science Faculty

Instruction --> Mortuary Science

Littleton, CO
ID: 657

The Mortuary Science Faculty position is a full-time, 9-month faculty position in the Mortuary Science Department. ACC Faculty teach 15 credits each fall and spring semester. Faculty may have the option to teach courses during the summer semester for additional compensation. Courses may be taught using both traditional and non-traditional delivery methods, including online, hybrid, or accelerated. Courses may be offered during the day or evening, and/or on satellite campuses.

Faculty are expected to advise students, engage in student retention activities, assess student learning, select textbooks, evaluate curriculum, serve on College and Department committees, and attend meetings and functions. Additionally, the faculty member may be asked to assist the Program Chair as needed and perform related administrative duties for accreditation such as program assessment, evaluating curriculum, coordinating clinical practicums, providing clinical instructor orientation, course scheduling, serving on the program advisory committee, and maintaining and developing relationships with industry and healthcare providers.

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.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, or higher, from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Faculty must earn a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution within five years of their initial appointment date.
  • Must be a graduate of an ABFSE-accredited school.
  • Must have passed the Mortuary Science 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.

Current teachers applying to teach ACC campus-based, online, or concurrent enrollment CTE courses may include non-teaching occupational hours that are older than the 5-year requirement if they have the required degree (and license/certifications as listed) and a minimum of 3 years full-time teaching experience in the discipline/program or 6 years part-time teaching experience in the discipline/program.

For additional information on Faculty and Instructor qualifications refer to AP 3-10b

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience as an embalmer and funeral director.
  • Understanding of ABFSE accreditation requirements.
  • Postsecondary teaching experience, ideally with program 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, lab environment, and/or clinical facilities. 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 salary range for this position is $58,569 to $71,185, 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 January 1, 2022; salary will be prorated based on the number of contract days worked. This is a full-time, 9-month, FLSA exempt position. This position has been exempted from the State Classified System. Questions about salary should be directed to

To Apply

All applicants must submit:

  1. Resume
  2. Detailed letter of interest addressing the job announcement
  3. Unofficial transcripts
  4. Names and contact information for three professional references
  5. Completed application form

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. 

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

Closing Date

This position will be open until filled. Candidates that previously submitted an application are still under review.


At ACC, we value and uphold a commitment to a workplace that focuses on employees. Our mission is to provide innovative and responsive educational and economic opportunities in an accessible, inclusive environment that promotes success for students, employees, and the communities we serve. In addition to rewarding and meaningful work, we offer a comprehensive selection of benefits to support our employees, including:

  • Strong, flexible retirement benefits including Colorado PERA’s Defined Benefit Plan or Defined Contribution Plan. ACC contributes 20.95% of your salary on your behalf. Supplemental retirement plans are also available including 401(k), 403(b) and 457 plans.
  • Comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, and flexible savings benefits. Employee assistance services such as counseling, professional coaching, financial planning, and more, are available to you and members of your household at no cost through the Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP)
  • Generous paid time off benefits including up to 90 hours of sick leave per academic year with up to 16 of those hours converted to personal leave and up to 18 hours for academic and volunteer activities.
  • Tuition assistance for employees and their eligible dependents at any community college within the Colorado Community College System or CCCOnline.
  • State employees are eligible to participate in BenefitHub which offers discounts for retailers and services and other benefits resources.
  • Employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Additional information about this program can be found on the Colorado Division of Human Resources website.

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.
  • 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.
  • All ACC employees, except student employees, contribute to Colorado PERA at a fixed percentage of their earnings and do not contribute to Social Security.

  • Finalist must be willing to make Colorado their primary workplace.

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 Policy 19-60. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, familial status, veteran or military status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other protected class or category under applicable local, state, or federal law (also known as “civil rights laws”), in connection with employment practices or educational programs and activities (including admissions). 

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 campuses and surrounding area, please see the Arapahoe Community College Annual Security Report. For a hard copy report, please contact the ACC Campus Police Department at 303.797.5800,, or Room M2600 at 5900 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, Colorado 80120.