Respiratory Therapist Instructor/Clinical Education Director (Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty)

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Ideal Candidate Statement

Ohlone College seeks to employ faculty members who have a passion for teaching and learning and a strong commitment to the missions and ideals of the community college. We are looking for excellent teachers who are student-oriented in their approach and dedicated to student success. An ideal candidate will be skilled in generating student engagement in learning. Innovative teaching strategies are encouraged at Ohlone, including collaborative learning and the active use of technology. Continuous professional development is highly valued. We are looking for faculty with enthusiastic interest in curriculum and instructional improvement through ongoing critical thinking about student learning outcomes in courses and programs.

The ideal Ohlone faculty member will have strong leadership skills and an interest in active participation in college-wide activities. Excellent communication skills with students, staff and faculty peers are essential. We are looking for faculty who are flexible in their work and adaptable to change. Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College with the motto of “A World of Cultures United in Learning” and we are looking for faculty who embrace diversity in serving students of varied backgrounds and learning styles. The College is committed to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees to support this important goal.


Reports to the Dean, Health Sciences, and works collaboratively with the Respiratory Therapist Program Director and other faculty and staff in the Health Sciences Division. The Respiratory Therapist Instructor/Clinical Education Director is responsible for theory and clinical instruction, including student evaluation, and arranging, evaluating, and overseeing all clinical education experiences. This includes organizing adjunct faculty and student clinical assignments, and providing liaison with the division office. Participation as a full-time faculty member in department, division and campus-wide activities is required. Night and weekend work may be required; work assignment includes all District campuses and sites; location assignments other than District campuses and sites may be required.

Desirable Qualifications

Willingness to pursue formal training designed to improve instructional and administrative skills.

Interest in providing learning in a holistic, collaborative, learning community.

Interest in environmental concerns as it relates to health care and college community.

Open to new ways of teaching and learning, utilizing emerging technologies and experimental theories.

Experience with “Human Patient Simulation” a plus.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide classroom and clinical instruction and student evaluation in a variety of settings. Demonstrates current clinical and theoretical knowledge required by a curriculum that is highly responsive to a rapidly changing and demanding job market.

Provide leadership for the clinical education component of the respiratory therapist program. This includes organization, continuous review, planning, development and general effectiveness of the clinical component of the program.

Provide leadership in recruiting new clinical faculty and preceptors. Maintain current clinical contracts and pursue new clinical opportunities.

Work collaboratively with the program director, advisory board, adjunct faculty, community and students to evaluate the program curriculum and implement necessary changes.

Provide academic advisement to students and serve as a role model through participation in professional organizations and demonstration of exceptional practice skills.

Develop on-line courses and increase skills in the use of educational technology to the benefit of the program.

Develop curriculum and contribute to the department program review processes.

Perform other related duties as assigned within the Health Sciences Division.

Participate in faculty recruitment.

Hold required office hours and attend division meetings.

Carry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited to, institutional committee assignments, student recruitment and retention, and participation in shared governance committees and campus life activities.

Communicate and work cooperatively with colleagues (within discipline and college-wide) on matters regarding course offerings, programs, and activities that would enhance the development of the department and college.

Continue professional development and remain current in the field through course work, conferences, workshops, and other appropriate means.

Perform duties described in Board policy, the Faculty Handbook, the UFO Contract, and as assigned at the Fremont and Newark campuses, and/or other designated locations.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. A current valid license to practice as a Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner in the State of California.
2. Registered Respiratory Therapist by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).
3. The Director of Clinical Education must have a minimum of four (4) years experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist; of which at least two (2) years must include clinical respiratory care.
4. The Director of Clinical Education must have a minimum of two (2) years experience teaching in an accredited respiratory care program either as an appointed faculty member or as a clinical preceptor.
5. Any bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited institution plus two (2) years professional experience, or any associates degree and six (6) years of professional experience (may include adjunct appointment and/or clinical liaison/preceptor.) Registered Respiratory Therapy credential required.
Note: Applicants who have not yet earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree as listed above at the time of the application deadline, but who expect to receive any of the above-listed degrees must submit a letter from the graduate school dean certifying their anticipated completion date by August 2019.
6. Commitment to community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for culturally, socio-economically, ethnically, and academically diverse students and students with disabilities; personal qualities to work effectively and with sensitivity in a multicultural environment; awareness of and commitment to the needs of non-traditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests.

Other Information Physical Characteristics Starting Salary Range $64,762.00 - $99,100.00 Annually Posting Detail Information

Posting Number Number of Vacancies 1 Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date 02/25/2019 Close Date 04/01/2019 Open Until Filled No Equivalency

If you do not meet minimum qualifications as stated, a completed equivalency portfolio with all related documents must accompany the application or your packet will not be considered. The equivalency form can be found at the following link:

Foreign Transcripts

Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

Benefits Statement

Ohlone College is proud to rank top 3 in salary and benefits, for full time faculty, among the Bay 10 Community College in the Bay Area. The district participates in a group health plan and offers a variety of medical plans. Dental is offered through Delta Dental, Vision offered through Vision Service Plan (VSP), and Life insurance through UNUM.

Medical*: Enrollment in medical coverage through the district is optional. For those faculty that choose to enroll in one of the offered medical plans, the district currently provides an allowance of $1,200 per month to offset the cost of the medical benefits premium.

Dental, Vision and Life Insurances: The district provides for and fully pays the premiums for you and your family for dental and vision, and for the employee only premium for life insurance. Enrollment in Dental, Vision and Life insurances are mandatory.

Long-term Disability (LTD) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP): The district provides for and fully pays the premiums for long-term disability for you and EAP for you and your family.

Other employee paid benefits (optional): voluntary additional life insurance; IRC Section 125 Flexible Medical and Dependent Care spending plans; 403(B) and 457(b) Tax Shelter Annuity plans; 403(b) Roth IRA plan.

Retirement: Membership in the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) or the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS). Candidates hired on or after January 1, 2013 are subject to restrictions imposed by PEPRA.

Sick Leave: One day per month, accumulating indefinitely, if unused. All other Education Code leave benefits apply.

Sabbatical Leave: After 6 consecutive years of employment with the district you will be eligible for sabbatical leave. You will receive 100% pay for one semester leave and 70% for an academic year.

Enrollment Fee Waiver: Employees and their qualified dependents receive enrollment fee waiver for courses taken at Ohlone College.

Certificated employees belong to the United Faculty of Ohlone (UFO).

Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986

Applicants selected for positions will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.”

District Statement

A multi-campus single community college district, Ohlone College is located in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay in California; serving 12,000 students per year. The District has a main campus in the City of Fremont and a newly constructed campus in the City of Newark. Ohlone College is an ethnically diverse institution that promotes innovation and continuous improvement in departments and divisions. The College is named for the native population living in the area when Mission San Jose was founded. The Fremont campus is located just south of the historical Mission. The Newark Campus is located near Interstate 880 and emphasizes programs in health, environment, and technology.

EEO Statement

The District is strongly committed to the principles of equal opportunity and to hiring qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our community. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 or over), medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability, military and veteran status, pregnancy/childbirth/breastfeeding or related medical condition or any other protected basis in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. The college encourages applications from all qualified applicants.

If you have a disability and are in need of special services, equipment, or facilities in order to apply or interview for this opening, please call the Human Resources office at: (510) 659-6088.

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval. Employment with Ohlone Community College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts and proof of freedom from tuberculosis. In addition you will be required to provide identification and employment eligibility as outlined in the federal “Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986.” Pre-employment tests and/or medical examinations may be required. Ohlone Community College does not sponsor H1B visas. Employees must sign the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance and submit fingerprints for CA Department of Justice clearance.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please respond to the following: Ohlone College comprises a very diverse student, faculty and staff population, and we believe diversity should be reflected in the curricula for all courses. How would you incorporate the topics of race, socio-economic status, and multiculturalism in working with community college students? Your response should not exceed two pages.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. A cover letter addressing the listed desirable qualifications, personal and professional qualities.
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae (PDF Document Only)
  3. Summary of courses taught.
  4. A course syllabus and a sample test from a course that you are teaching or have recently taught.
  5. A statement of teaching philosophy.
  6. A one page essay about innovative teaching techniques you have used.
  7. List of at least three Professional References including name, position, organization, phone number, email and their relationship to you. Please DO NOT SUBMIT letters of references at this time.
Optional Documents
  1. Bachelor's Degree Transcript - official or unofficial
  2. Master's Degree Transcript - official or unofficial
  3. Doctorate Degree Transcript - official or unofficial
  4. Licenses/Certificates/Credentials
  5. Additional Transcript(s) - official or unofficial
  6. Equivalency Portfolio
  7. Foreign Degree Evaluation




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Posted: 2/26/2019
Application Due: 4/1/2019
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