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Adjunct Faculty - Respiratory Care

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Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 2015-0023-Fac-P
Working Title Adjunct Faculty - Respiratory Care
Position Type Adjunct Faculty
Department Respiratory Therapy
Job Summary/Basic Function

Under general supervision of and in accordance with SFCC and departmentally established practices and expectations, Respiratory Care Adjunct Faculty teach assigned didactic and clinical courses in accordance with established syllabi and course outlines; maintain student records in accordance with department policy; maintain accessibility to students; and advise students.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum requirements include an Associates Degree in Respiratory Therapy, Registered Respiratory Therapist credential, eligibility for Licensure in the state of New Mexico, AARC membership.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree, two years of experience in the clinical practice of respiratory therapy, recent neonatal, pediatric and/or adult critical care experience and/or recent clinical instruction experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Varies with the subject(s) in which the employee is assigned to teach.

Posting Date 05/16/2016
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Pay Range Per SFCC Adjunct Faculty Schedule
Physical Demands

The characteristics of the work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Occasionally may lift up to 50 pounds.

Approximate percentages of other physical job requirements:
Standing 45%
Walking 35%
Sitting 15%
Driving 5%

Term of Employment Adjunct

Job Duties


Adhere to the Respiratory Care Clinical Instructor responsibilities as outlined in the Respiratory Clinical Educator Handbook.


Promote a safe learning community environment;
Maintain professional competence;
Provide the most effective instruction possible to ensure that the educational needs of students are met and that students achieve specified learning objectives;
Support the mission, values and guiding principles of SFCC, the Division of Science, Health, Engineering and Math and the Respiratory Care Program


Teach assigned courses, day or evening, following the official syllabi, course outlines and using approved textbooks and other learning materials.


Meet all classes regularly and on time, as scheduled, and for their full duration.


Evaluate student performance (attainment of learning objectives and competencies) and assign grades.
Maintain accurate student records using program data management systems


Participate in the respiratory care program’s review of courses and schedules.
Assist in curriculum development;
Participate in preparation/revision of the educational program by evaluating course syllabi and content, course outlines, student needs, instructional materials/methods/resources and current respiratory care practice;
Make recommendations for improvement to Respiratory Therapy Program Director and Director of Clinical Education.


Make arrangements with the Clinical Educational Coordinator or Director for covering classes when scheduling an absence.


Meet all deadlines in submitting grades or other required information on students.


Attend all faculty meetings, graduate pinning exercises in December, graduation exercises in May and other convocations as appropriate.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Copy of Transcript
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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