Bachelor of Science Respiratory Care Instructor (Full-time, Tenure-Track Faculty Position)
San Mateo County Community College District
Location: San Mateo, California
Internal Number: 4656661
Bachelor of Science Respiratory Care Instructor (Full-time, Tenure-Track Faculty Position)
San Mateo County Community College District
Posting Number: 2014354F Department: Sciences / Math / Technology SKY (DEPT) Location: Skyline College Position Number: 2F0162 Percentage of Full Time: The work year is 175 days (10 months of service). FLSA: Exempt (does not accrue overtime) Months per Year: 10 If other, please specify: Salary Range: Initial placement with a Masters degree can range from $78,372 up to $98,340 per year; and a Ph.D. can range from $89,808 to $104,988 per year. Note: Min Salary: Max Salary: Position Type: Faculty Positions
Who We Are: The San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the Districts Strategic Plan, 'success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.' The Districts 'Students First' Strategic Plan is focused on 'Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.' We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences - emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our San Mateo County Community College District team, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty and classified staff, administration, students and community partners.
The College and the District: Skyline College is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 16,000 students each academic year. Skyline College has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that it serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on Skyline Colleges Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) website.
Who We Want: We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who already does or has demonstrated the desire to:
1) Understand the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
2) Reframe inequities as a problem of practice and view the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
3) Encourage positive race-consciousness and embrace human difference;
4) Reflect on institutional and teaching practices and aim to make them more culturally responsive; and
5) Strategically build buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.
The San Mateo County Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. College faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve.
The Position: The College seeks a full-time, tenure track faculty member in Respiratory Care to provide leadership coordination and to teach in a Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care (BSRC) Program within the California Community College system. The ideal candidate will share the College's commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Faculty will have the opportunity to influence the educational landscape for Respiratory Care Practitioners by providing adult learning and project based instructional delivery in collaboration with industry partners.
Start date of this assignment: Spring 2024
Duties and Responsibilities: The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.
Teach lecture/lab classes as assigned from the Respiratory Care Associate and Bachelor degree Department Curriculum
Assure compliance with the rules and regulations of the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) and the Respiratory Care Board of California (RCB) for the BSRC degree track
Maintain regular and effective contact with students and faculty. Facilitate an effective advisory committee for receiving input from representatives of community agencies
Coordinate BSRC college task force and professional learning community supporting instruction and student success
Facilitate the recruitment, admission, and progress of BSRC students
Collaborate with the Program Director to coordinate and orient BSRC Respiratory Care faculty
Assist in curriculum revisions and new course development, department planning, and program review
Participate in the development and/or selection of course materials, equipment, and technology that will enhance the Respiratory Care offerings of the department
Participate, on an ongoing basis, in the development, assessment, and analysis of student learning outcomes in Respiratory Care
Participate in professional development to maintain expertise in current teaching and discipline technologies and pedagogies
Consult with students during regularly scheduled office hours
Serve as a member of division and college committees
Perform other duties as required by contract, collective bargaining agreement, and general institutional needs
The ability to flex work schedule per program need
Possession of a Masters degree or above from an accredited college or university plus two 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
Resident of California at time of employment
Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, neurodivergent, and LGBTQIA+ backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as these factors relate to the need for equity minded-practice both within and outside of the classroom
Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications: For persons applying for this position based on Equivalence, please answer the supplemental question on the online application choosing one or more of the following:
Degree Equivalence The applicant possesses a degree(s) with similar content to those listed for the relevant discipline. The name of the degree is close to that specified on the Disciplines List but the degree either has a different title or area of expertise or the coursework is slightly different.
Academic Background Equivalence Related to disciplines in which a Masters Degree is not generally expected or available. The applicant must have completed at least 24 semester units of coursework in the academic field and must possess at least the equivalent level of achievement and the equivalent in breadth, depth of understanding, and rigor in each of the following:
i) a broad cultural education usually met by the general education requirements for any Bachelors or Associates Degree, and
ii) a detailed study of the discipline in breadth, depth, and rigor, usually met by course work required for the degree major.
Professional Achievement Equivalence The applicant must have completed the General Education requirements for that degree and show evidence of outstanding professional achievement and/or substantial training in the requested field. The applicant must submit substantial evidence, which demonstrates that his/her preparation, teaching experience, work experience, and ability are equivalent to those expected from a person who meets the minimum qualifications.
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:
Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate:
Successful experience in respiratory care with demonstrated clinical and successful teaching experience or preparation to teach
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:
An understanding and commitment to the role and purpose of the community college
Demonstrated ability to supervise students and work cooperatively with other healthcare providers and community partners
Active involvement in professional association(s) related to respiratory therapy
Strong organizational and leadership skills
Acceptance of the divisions commitment to established academic standards
Knowledge of current theories and teaching methods, especially in a culturally diverse student population
The ability to support diverse students ensuring equity through their educational experience
The ability to use medical and computer technologies as they apply to the teaching of respiratory care
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
The ability to organize and explain materials in ways appropriate to students with different abilities, levels of preparation, and cultural experiences
The ability to develop instructional learning outcomes and to develop methods for assessing students achievement of these outcomes
The ability to organize and teach both theoretical and practical applications of the subject matter in ways appropriate to students abilities
Recent experience working with racially minoritized and other disproportionately-impacted students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups within higher education and particular fields shape patterns of participation and outcomes
Willingness to examine and remediate ones instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized and other disproportionately impacted students
Experience and skill with addressing inequity in the classroom and on campus
Experience and expertise in culturally-responsive teaching in respiratory care
Demonstrated ability to address equity gaps within respiratory care courses and classrooms
Demonstrated knowledge of the implications of the Hispanic-Serving Institution designation for institutional, departmental, and instructional practices
Membership and active involvement in state and national Respiratory Care professional organizations
Benefits: Benefits include a choice of medical plans, dental coverage, vision care, sick leave, salary continuance insurance, and an optional tax-deferred flexible benefit plan. Coverage is offered for employees and all eligible dependents. Academic employees participate in the State Teachers Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California (no contributions to Social Security). Employees may also be eligible for various first-time homebuyer programs.
Open Date: 10/02/2023 First Review Date: 11/06/2023 Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary: Required Application Materials
All applicants are required to submit: 1. A completed online District application form (go to https://jobs.smccd.edu to complete the application and to apply for this position)
2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and teaching experience (including courses taught), and other work experience
3. Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts (copies accepted). Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts may be submitted with the application; official copies will be required at the time of the interview.
4. A cover letter that includes discussion of the following questions:
What do you feel are the best strategies for supporting students who have been historically marginalized?
Think of the most successful class you have taught. What were the key factors in creating that success for racially-minoritized and other underserved disproportionately disadvantaged students?
How is your teaching approach culturally-responsive to the students you serve?
For questions related to this posting, please contact: SMCCCD Office of Human Resources 3401 CSM Drive San Mateo, CA 94402 Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax: (650) 574-6574 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Page: https://smccd.edu/humanresources/
Conditions of Employment: Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:
1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions) Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.
5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.
EEO Statement: 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.
Accommodations: Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation requests and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures can be made by completing our: Applicant Reasonable Accommodation Request Form
Annual Security Report: San Mateo County Community College Districts (SMCCCD) 2022 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2022 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2022 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2022 Annual Security Report is now available. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000. The report includes information about criminal activity on our campuses, emergency procedures and resources.
San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.”