Respiratory Care Instructor (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

San Mateo
Mar 31, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

San Mateo County Community College District

Respiratory Care Instructor (Full-time Tenure-Track Faculty Position)

Posting Number: 2014103F

Department: Sciences / Math / Technology SKY (DEPT)

Location: Skyline College

Position Number: 2F0162

Percentage of Full Time: The work year is 175 days (10 month of service).

Months per Year: 10

Salary Range: -

Position Type: Faculty

General Statement:

Skyline College seeks a full-time Respiratory Care faculty member to participate in an innovative opportunity in launching a Bachelor of Science in the Respiratory Care program within the California Community College system. Faculty will have the opportunity to influence the educational landscape for Respiratory Care Practitioners by providing adult learning project based instructional delivery in collaboration with industry partners.

The San Mateo Community College District provides affordable housing opportunities for those relocating to the Bay Area.

Skyline College seeks employees who value working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve success. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create integrated, interdisciplinary learning experiences. Skyline faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods as appropriate to the discipline.

This position will begin Fall 2017.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree from an accredited college or university plus two years of respiratory care experience OR a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university plus a minimum of six years of respiratory care experience AND two years of clinical or accredited respiratory care program teaching experience OR the equivalent (see below)
• Eligible for licensure with the California Respiratory Care Board
• Registered Respiratory Therapist with the National Board for Respiratory Care for a minimum of four years
• Membership in state and national Respiratory Care professional organizations
• Resident of California at time of employment
• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The screening committee will select for interview candidates from among those applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum requirements, give evidence of any or all of the following:

Subject matter preparation:

1. Successful experience in respiratory care with demonstrated clinical and successful teaching experience or preparation to teach
2. Current knowledge of respiratory care in one or more specialty areas: adult critical care, neonatal/pediatric care, advanced respiratory care, case management, research, and/or leadership and management

Evidence of outstanding ability as a teacher and coordinator:

In addition to a short classroom lecture or lab demonstration that will be part of the interview process, appropriate evidence includes, but is not limited to, experience, training, or achievement that the candidate has:
3. An understanding and commitment to the role and purpose of the community college
4. Demonstrated ability to supervise students and work cooperatively with other health care providers and community partners
5. Active involvement in professional association(s) related to respiratory therapy
6. Strong organizational and leadership skills
7. Acceptance of the division’s commitment to established academic standards
8. Knowledge of current theories and teaching methods, especially in a culturally diverse student population
9. The ability to support diverse students ensuring equity through their educational experience
10. The ability to use medical and computer technologies as they apply to the teaching of respiratory care
11. The ability to use and develop teaching methods that emphasize cooperation and collaboration, and engage students actively in learning, encouraging them to become independent, creative learners with higher-order thinking skills
12. The ability to organize and explain materials in ways appropriate to students with different abilities, levels of preparation, and cultural experiences
13. The ability to develop instructional learning outcomes and to develop methods for assessing students’ achievement of these outcomes
14. The ability to organize and teach both theoretical and practical applications of the subject-matter in ways appropriate to students’ abilities

Preferred Qualifications:


First Review Date: 04/17/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

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The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.


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