Mortuary Science Faculty
Instruction --> Mortuary Science
ACC is especially interested in considering applicants from historically marginalized populations (people of color, LGBTQ+ community members, veterans, first generation graduates, people with disabilities, etc.) and applicants who have experience engaging and supporting these populations.
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 face-to-face, online, computer-aided, distance learning, self-paced, and interdisciplinary. Faculty may need to teach at any of our campuses (Littleton, Castle Rock, and Parker) and at a variety of times (days, evenings, and some weekends).
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
ACC is committed to creating a community of best practices in facilitating teaching, learning, and student success. As such, we seek faculty who will be engaged members of the college community through active service on committees, collaboration with colleagues, and who possess a commitment and passion to facilitating improved outcomes for students and communities the college serves.
ACC is dedicated to supporting our faculty throughout their careers as educators, scholars, and professionals. We provide a robust offering of professional development opportunities for faculty to strengthen their skills in teaching strategies, outcomes-based practice, and reflective practice. Through participation in our Equity-Minded Teaching Academy, faculty develop an equity-minded and culturally responsive pedagogy that closes success gaps and fosters a commitment to excellence in education. Candidates with a foundational understanding of these skills and knowledge or a demonstrated growth mindset on these topics are strongly encouraged to apply.
ACC Equity Statement
We welcome and value the identities and experiences of our students, staff, faculty, and surrounding communities. We seek to engage and support historically marginalized groups whom higher education has traditionally failed to serve. We work to foster an equitable and inclusive learning and work environment that supports our students and employees through professional development, programming, reflection, and transformational change of ACC practices, procedures, services, and teaching. We collectively commit to holding ourselves accountable to our equity goals through assessing these efforts with multiple strategies that include voices of those impacted by this work.
- Bachelor's degree (non-specific) and a Mortuary Science degree from an ABFSE accredited school
- Must have passed the Mortuary Science National Board Exam administered by the International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards
- Has, or qualifies for, postsecondary CTE credential including 4,000 paid non-teaching occupational hours within the last five years*
- Full-time faculty must have all of the above AND either have a master's degree (non-specific) or complete a master's degree (non-specific) within five years of their initial appointment date
- At least one year of experience as an embalmer and sufficient training and experience in funeral service practice
- Experience teaching and/or training various subjects within the Mortuary Science discipline
- Demonstrated commitment working with and supporting students from historically marginalized communities (people of color, LGBTQ+ community members, veterans, first generation graduates, people with disabilities, etc.)
- Demonstrate a growth mindset regarding professional development
- Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form as appropriate for the needs of the audience
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
*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- or 7-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
- Experience in facilitating equitable outcomes for customers, key stakeholders, or students using effective inclusive strategies.
- Demonstrate building successful professional relationships and working collaboratively with internal and external constituents and outside agencies.
- Participate and/or lead in professional organizations, committees and/or taskforces.
- Experience with remote and/or online teaching/training and experience developing courses for multiple delivery formats.
- Ability to develop well-defined assessment/evaluation objectives and high-performance standards aligned with expectations.
Physical & Cognitive Demands
The following are some of the physical and cognitive demands commonly associated with this position.
- This position operates in a standard office and/or classroom environment. Constantly uses a computer and routinely uses office equipment including phones, copiers, iPads, etc.
- Occasionally moves, positions, and transports classroom and laboratory equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
- 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 Angela.Johnson@arapahoe.edu.
Advertised Salary Range
The salary range for this position is $58,569 to $71,185, commensurate with education and experience. This is a full-time, 9-month, FLSA exempt position. This position has been exempted from the State Classified System. AP 3-55 provides information regarding salary placement and adjustments.
Questions about salary should be directed to ACCAskHR@arapahoe.edu
All applicants must submit:
- Detailed letter of interest addressing the job announcement
- Unofficial transcripts
- Names and contact information for three professional references
- Completed application form
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Additionally, all applicants will be asked to submit responses for the following questions/statements.
- At ACC we seek to hire candidates that demonstrate a commitment to and experience with embedding equity and inclusion into their professional role. You will be asked to provide your statement into the question and response portion of the application process at the time of submission. Please provide a one-to-three paragraph response for the following questions:
- Please describe your past experiences incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion in your work.
- Describe your experience working with or teaching individuals from historically marginalized populations (people of color, LGBTQ+ community members, veterans, first generation graduates, people with disabilities, etc.)
- What did you learn from these experiences and how did this inform your work?
Candidates will be evaluated based on their qualifications as related to the duties and responsibilities of the position. Scroll to the bottom of this page to submit your application.
Contact us at ACCAskHR@arapahoe.edu if you have any questions about this position.
Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
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.
- New hires for full-time positions may be eligible for a relocation assistance benefit if relocating at least 100 miles to work at ACC. Information about this can be found in AP 3-160.
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, including for online courses.
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).
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