Respiratory Care Instructor (Full-time, Tenure-Track Faculty Position)
San Mateo County Community College District
Posting Number: 2014193F
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).
FLSA: Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Months per Year: 10
Note: The District will make every attempt to at least match the salary at your current employer.
Position Type: Faculty Positions
Who We Are:
The San Mateo County Community 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 https://www.smccd.edu/strategicplanning/SMCCCD%20Strategic%20Plan%20Brochure.pdf 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 team at San Mateo County Community College District, 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, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.
The College and the District:
Skyline College, which was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2015, is part of the San Mateo County Community College District, which currently enrolls approximately 23,000 students, the majority of whom are from minoritized populations. Of the students at Skyline College, 2.6% are African American, 0.2% are American Indian, 18.2% are Asian, 18.4% are Filipino, 18.8% are Latinx, 1.2% are Pacific Islander, 19.3% are White, 19.8% are Multi-Ethnic, and 1.7% are unknown.
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 College seeks a full-time, tenure track faculty member in Respiratory Care to participate in an innovative opportunity in launching a Bachelor of Science in the Respiratory Care 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 project based instructional delivery in collaboration with industry partners.
This position will begin Spring 2019. Finalists will be invited back to the campus for a final interview on Tuesday, February 5.
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.
1. Teach lecture/lab classes as assigned from the Respiratory Care Associate and Bachelor degree Department Curriculum
2. Assist in curriculum revisions and new course development, department planning, and program review
3. Participate in the development and/or selection of course materials, equipment and technology that will enhance Respiratory Care offerings of the department
4. Participate, on an ongoing basis, in the development, assessment, and analysis of student learning outcomes in Respiratory Care
5. Participate in professional development to maintain expertise in current teaching and discipline technologies and pedagogies
6. Participate as an active member in the community of practice supporting instruction and student success
7. Consult with students during regularly scheduled office hours
8. Serve as a member of division and College committees
9. Perform other duties as required by contract, collective bargaining agreement, and general institutional needs
10. Work evenings as needed
• Possession of a Master’s 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, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff
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:
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 Master’s 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 Bachelor’s or Associate’s 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:
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
• Membership in state and national Respiratory Care professional organizations
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: 11/09/2018
First Review Date: 01/04/2019
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?
If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact:
SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax (650) 574-6574
Web Page: www.smccd.edu/hr
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.
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.
Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.
Annual Security Report:
San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD ) 2018 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 2018 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 2018 http://smccd.edu/publicsafety/2018%20SMCCCD%20Annual%20Security%20Report.pdf is now available. The Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. You can 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.
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