Job Details

Ohlone College
  • Position Number: 1770819
  • Location: Fremont, CA
  • Position Type: Health - Other Health Faculty

Ohlone College

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

Position Description
Ideal Candidate Statement:
Ohlone College serves a diverse community including significant Latinx and Asian student populations and is committed to equitable outcomes in student achievement. Ohlone prides itself as a Learning College with the motto A World of Cultures United in Learning and the ideal candidate will have experience with teaching strategies that lead to improved outcomes for under-served students. We are looking for faculty members who have a passion for teaching and learning and a strong commitment to the mission and ideals of the community college.

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. The College is committed to environmental sustainability and looks to all employees to support this important goal.

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.

Under the general supervision of the Academic Division Dean of Health Sciences, 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 are 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:
Teaching experience in respiratory therapy at the post-secondary level.
Bachelors or Masters Degree.
Experience in using innovative teaching methods that encourage student engagement and learning.
Experience in the use of computer technology as a teaching tool, including experience with course management systems (i.e. Blackboard, Canvas, etc.).
Experience in working with culturally diverse student populations (teaching or other situations in a leadership role).
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Ability to work successfully in a team environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide instruction in assigned courses in the Respiratory Therapy Program, and employ learner-centered instructional methods that emphasize group cooperation and collaboration and that reflect cultural sensitivity and interdisciplinary approaches to subject matter.
Teach respiratory therapy curriculum in accordance with post-secondary level established course outlines.
Develop and act as a Faculty Advisor for a campus wide Civic Engagement Club or Association.
Evaluate student work using clear criteria relevant to the course content and student learning outcomes and provide feedback to students in a timely manner.
Assist students with their assignments by holding required office hours and attend department/division meetings.
Develop and implement a variety of effective teaching and assessment methods including the use of computers and information technology to engage student interest and support for a variety of learning styles.
Develop effective online course materials, and build online learning communities that meet accessible online course requirements and Title 5 55211 Effective Contact Policy requirements.
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.
Participate in the leadership of discipline specific learning communities.
Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, attendance reports).
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.
Participate in the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of curriculum as well as assess student-learning outcomes at the course and program levels.
Continue in related professional career development throughout employment and remain current in the field through course work, conferences, workshops and other appropriate means.
Carry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited to, institutional committee assignments, student recruitment and retention, and participation in shared governance and campus life activities.
Perform duties described in Board policy, the Faculty Handbook, the United Faculty of Ohlone (faculty bargaining unit) contract, and as assigned at the Fremont and Newark campuses, online via the eCampus, and/or other designated locations.
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.
Conveying a compelling vision of the clinical education program future that motivates and inspires team members.
Promoting excellence and innovation in the capacity of a role model.
Planning and coordinating effective use of faculty, staff, facilities, and resources to achieve program goals.
Identifying, recruiting, hiring, orienting, and developing new and existing faculty members.
Demonstrate respect and promote diversity across a wide spectrum of individuals.
Resolving potentially confrontational situations in a calm and rational manner respectful of all parties.
Developing agendas and conducting productive meeting of faculty members and support staff.
Analyzing administrative problems and challenges and developing cost-effective solutions in a timely manner.
Advising prospective and current students with questions and possible educational difficulties.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Any Bachelors Degree and two years professional experience OR any Associate Degree and six years professional experience (may include adjunct appointment and/or clinical liaison/preceptor) AND
2. A current valid license to practice as a Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner in the State of California AND
3. Registered Respiratory Therapist by the National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC) AND
4. Minimum of four (4) years of experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist, of which at least two (2) years must include clinical respiratory care AND
5. Minimum of two (2) years of experience teaching in an accredited respiratory care program either as an appointed faculty member or as a clinical preceptor AND
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 nontraditional and/or re-entry students with diverse abilities and interests.

Starting Salary Range:
$64,762 - $99,100 Annually

Posting Detail Information
Posting Number:

Number of Vacancies: 1

Desired Start Date:

Position End Date (if temporary):

Close Date: 2/16/2020

Open Until Filled: No

If you do not meet minimum qualifications as stated, a completed equivalency portfolio with all related documents must accompany the application or your application 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 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.

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