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Instructor, Respiratory Care

Stark State College
North Canton, OH

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Health & Medical, Medicine
Employment Type
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Position Description

Full time position with optional supplemental summer teaching contract. This position is responsible to provide effective instruction and evaluation in all settings (didactic, laboratory, clinical) of the respiratory care program.

The function of this position is to provide current instruction utilizing scientific evidence, the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) and the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) guidelines.

Responsibilities include providing 16-20 contact hours of classroom, laboratory and/or clinical instruction; maintaining 10 office hours per week; student advising; open lab instruction; maintaining laboratory equipment and inventory; and assisting the Program Coordinator as assigned. Professional development and College service are required.

Position Duties

A. Instruct in the classroom and/or laboratory as lead instructor, employing a variety of appropriate teaching methods to accommodate diverse learning styles.

B. Instruct in the clinical setting, employing a variety of appropriate teaching methods to accommodate diverse learning styles.

C. Develop and/or revise course curriculum including: syllabi, learning objectives, teaching materials, lesson plans, tests, etc.

D. Assure that course content stays current based on credentialing and accreditation guidelines, and current evidence.

E. Evaluate and assess students’ progress.

F. Provide student remediation.

G. Maintain student competencies, if laboratory course.

H. Develop and maintain the student laboratory schedule for open laboratory sessions.

I. Maintain inventory of laboratory and instructional supplies.

J. Maintain laboratory equipment.

K. Complete academic reports.

L. Complete course assessments on assigned courses.

M. Maintain 10 office hours per week.

N. Provide academic student advising.

O. Attend faculty and division meetings.

P. Participate on the advisory committee and other College committees.

Q. Participate in program/student/College activities.

R. Participate in student recruitment activities.

S. Maintain professional development and continuing education licensure requirements.

T. Assist in maintaining student records, program policies, accreditation documents and other duties requested by Program Director/Department Chair.

Education, Experience and Licensure/Certification Requirements

A valid Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential and current licensure in the state of Ohio as a Respiratory Care Practitioner are required.

Minimum of an associate degree in Respiratory Care and a bachelor’s degree in related field or bachelor’s degree in Respiratory Care from an academic institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education is required. Additional Bachelor's or Master's degree in education is preferred.

Requires a minimum of four years of experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist, of which at least three years must include experience in critical care.

Must be certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

Prior classroom or clinical teaching experience in an accredited respiratory care program is preferred.

Additional certifications in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required

Must be able to develop and implement innovative approaches to the learning environment. Must possess excellent organization, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Ability to function effectively and productively in team-based initiatives is critical. Ability to use technology that includes MS Office programs and internet-delivered materials is required.

Enthusiasm for teaching and continuous professional development is highly valued.


Stark State College is a student-centered, comprehensive community college with transferable higher education and career development programs. The College offers more than 230 associate degrees and certificates in business, education, engineering technologies, health and human services, information technologies, liberal arts, mathematics and sciences.

Nearly 15,000 credit-seeking students find Stark State an affordable education for in-demand careers or university transfer. The College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, with many programs also maintaining individual accreditations from national associations.

Stark State employees come to work every day to make a difference in the lives of students through meaningful work as part of an exceptionally talented and committed team. SSC is a people-focused culture offering impactful work and a growth environment.

Great benefits include generous medical, dental, vision, retirement, life insurance, paid time off, educational assistance, wellness and others.

Mission: Stark State College positively impacts the life of each student and our communities by providing access to high-quality, relevant, and affordable education.

Vision: Stark State College aspires to be Ohio’s leading community college in fostering student success and community prosperity through innovation, responsiveness, and partnerships.

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