Salt Lake Community College seeking an experienced Respiratory Therapist and educator to serve as Faculty and Clinical Coordinator of the Respiratory Therapy Program (RESP). The Faculty position will be responsible for didactic and clinical instruction, working collaboratively with the Program Coordinator as well as other faculty. Position will coordinate clinical site placements for the program. Position will contribute to maintaining program accreditation. This position includes training students and faculty, running the RESP labs, designing training materials, coordinating RESP assessment projects, furthering RESP best practices among students and faculty, and representing the RESP initiatives externally. The faculty will work closely with the Associate Dean. The faculty will work with other departments and partner in various academic areas such as the libraries, and learning centers. The faculty is responsible for curricular development, innovation, and helping integrate pedagogy into the RESP program. This includes creating novel signature assignments, working with faculty on assignment mapping in courses, course design work that supports continuing development, and implementation of curriculum as an instrument of teaching learning and assessment.
Salt Lake Community College seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber, skilled in the scholarship of teaching, discovery, application, and integration of knowledge. The successful applicant will join a vital and innovative department as its members are reflective practitioners and knowledgeable teachers in their respective fields. They participate in their professional communities, and collaborate with colleagues in developing curriculum. Such faculty members actively serve our students in successfully obtaining the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in their careers.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
1. Provide coordination and professional contributions to the Program, Division, School, and College.
2. Be responsible for all aspects of the clinical experience of students enrolled in the program including organization, administration, continuous review and revision, planning for and development of locations (in collaboration with the Program Coordinator) for evolving practice skills, and the general effectiveness of the overall clinical experience.
3. Instruct assigned didactic courses and clinical labs.
4. Maintain in-depth understanding in chosen field which includes participation in professional development and maintenance of valid training status per College policies.
5. Attend regularly scheduled departmental, divisional & committee meetings & workshops.
6. Be technologically literate, knowledgeable, and innovative in the use of a variety of modern teaching technologies including the use of computers and multi-media in lectures, laboratories, and distance learning environments.
7. Maintain a positive attitude toward work, students, colleagues and administration.
8. Establish annual objectives for professional growth in consultation with the Program Coordinator. Participate in scheduled institutional activities as required by the faculty academic guide.
9. Assist in hiring both full-time and adjunct faculty, & part-time staff as needed.
10. Assist new and continuing students in advisement capacity on courses and programs.
11. Maintain regular office hours and be available to provide help for students.
12. Work with concurrently enrolled students and faculty
13. Develop and maintain articulation agreements with local applied technology centers and universities.
14. Assist and advise students in professional and student organizations.
15. Assist with outreach activities as requested by Associate Dean.
16. Prepare course syllabi, outlines, daily plans, and associate materials.
17. Develop and implement strategies to enhance the quality and effectiveness of courses including curriculum development and review.
18. Maintain necessary records such as program and class enrollments; plus grades of student performance.
19. Assist in the preparation of appropriate college documents such as catalog, handbook, brochures, etc.
20. Actively assess program to determine effectiveness and meet all accreditation standards as defined by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)
21. Demonstrate an ability to be creative in planning and implementation of Respiratory Care objectives.
22. Manage and verify operational processes and procedures such as teaching assignments, faculty loads, class and room schedules, class changes, etc.
23. Demonstrate an ability to be creative in planning and implementation of Respiratory Care objectives.
24. Will be under general oversight of the Associate Dean.
25. Accept other duties as assigned.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued Preferred Qualifications
- Masters degree from a regionally or nationally accredited agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).
- 2 years of teaching/leadership experience in an accredited respiratory care program; demonstrated scholarship activities; ability to integrate technology in Respiratory Therapy education; experienced with CoARC accreditation.
- Recent teaching experience highly preferred.
Recent teaching experience highly preferred.
- Active and current Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) certification
- Currently licensed in the state of Utah, or the ability to acquire a Utah license
- Minimum of a BA or BS Degree
- A minimum of 4 years’ experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist
- A minimum of 2 years’ experience in clinical care
- A minimum of 2 years’ experience with teaching/mentoring students from an accredited Respiratory Therapy program. Experience may include classroom instruction or mentoring within a clinical setting.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
A competitive candidate should be familiar with Respiratory Therapy regulations, standards, and guidelines.
Knowledge of College operations, policies,and procedures. Knowledge of and experience with learning outcomes assessment. Ability to manage budget and staff. Ability to maintain specialized instructional lab. Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships and partnerships with industry stakeholders, including clinical sites and transfer institutions.
The ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, culture, ethnic background, and abilities, to maintain good working relationships across the College.
The ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.
Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
The Faculty in the School of Health Sciences are required to maintain professional and collegial relationships with their assigned clinical partners and adhere to all applicable clinical partnership policies and procedures.
Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties Special Instructions
Priority Review Date:
July 15, 2020 Applications received by the priority review date will receive priority in screening. The screening of applications submitted after the priority review date will be determined by the committee until the position is filled.
1. A cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts, and a copy of your Respiratory Therapy State of Utah (or a memo detailing eligibility for license) ware required to submit the application.
2. A faculty appointment is offered on the condition of passing a criminal background check and a drug test through the College. In addition, official transcripts from the selected finalist are required.
3. The responsibilities of Clinical Coordinator are beyond the primary faculty position and are appointed at the discretion of the Academic Administration.
The following documents are required to submit the application:
1. Resume or curriculum vitae,
2. Cover letter.
3. Copy of transcripts
Please attach a copy of your Respiratory Therapy State of Utah license, or a memo detailing eligibility for license with the application.
Applicants selected for an interview may be asked to participate in a teaching demonstration.
SLCC HR Department will conduct criminal background checks on the selected finalist. In addition, official transcripts from the selected finalist are required before offering employment.
SLCC offers a comprehensive benefits package for FT Faculty members. Please visit: http://i.slcc.edu/hr/benefits/full-time-employees.aspx.
For information about this faculty position, please contact the Associate Dean of the Division of Allied Health: Rebecca.Montz@slcc.edu
FLSA Exempt SLCC Information
Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.