Instructor – Respiratory Therapy (12 months)

Instructor – Respiratory Therapy (12 months)


Edgecombe Community College
2009 West Wilson Street
Tarboro, NC 27886
Phone: 252-823-5166

Job Location

Rocky Mount Campus


$75,000 Annually


State of NC

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, March 21, 2024
Closes: Thursday, April 4, 2024

Target Start Date

Monday, May 20, 2024

Expected Work Hours

Monday - Friday

Reports to

Program or Department Chair

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

The faculty/instructor of an associate degree program must have earned at least an associate degree from an academic institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Must obtain a Bachelor’s Degree within 5 years of employment. 

The faculty/instructor must:

 a) hold a valid RRT credential and current state license; b) have a minimum of four (4) years’ experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist with at least two (2) years in clinical respiratory care; c) have a minimum of two (2) years’ experience teaching in an accredited respiratory care program either as an appointed faculty member or as a clinical preceptor.

Preferred Qualifications

See minimum requirements

Position Description

***Grant-funded position***

The Faculty/Instructor for Respiratory Therapy must be supportive and assist with all aspects of the class room, lab and clinical experiences of students enrolled in the program, including organization, administration, continuous review and revision, planning for and development of locations (with appropriate supervision) for evolving practice skills, and the general effectiveness of the class room, lab and clinical experience. To provide quality learning opportunities in a class room, lab and/or clinical setting that assist students in meeting their educational goals and career aspirations. Faculty are responsible for the quality of the educational program.


Essential Job Functions

As a faculty member, meet or exceed the essential job functions as specified in the Instructor - Curriculum or Clinical Instructor - Curriculum job descriptions

Follow the course description set forth in the common course library integrating:

                  Advisory committee recommendations when appropriate

                  Needs of the market place

                  Writing for learning

                  Input from appropriate faculty

Arrange for the acquisition and/or preparation of materials and equipment necessary to meet the course objectives.

Prepare, distribute, and review with students the first week of class a course syllabus and/or clinical objectives that outlines clear and reasonable learning outcomes and expectations.

The faculty member will implement active learning techniques and use a variety of learner- centered instructional strategies designed to assist the learner in meeting the objectives of the course.  Such activities can include, but are not limited to:

                  Cooperative learning

                  Experiential learning

                  Writing for learning

                  Critical thinking initiatives

Faculty development support will be available to enhance skills in these areas.

The faculty member will focus on student learning outcomes taking into account the needs and abilities of the students and the mission of the college.

The faculty member will become familiar with academic and social support that benefit diverse groups.

The faculty member will be supportive of students’ educational goals and will make reasonable provisions to accommodate their individual differences while maintaining the academic integrity of the college.

The faculty member will also be required to perform other assignments, consistent with his/her professional abilities, as assigned by the Program Chair, Director of Clinical or administration in carrying out the mission of the college.  These duties include, but are not limited to the following:

The faculty member will:

Deal with students, peers, and administrative and support staff in a professional manner that models constructive problem-solving (flexibility, preparation for required tasks); ethical conduct (respect and courtesy, consistency, fairness); organization (proper attire, attendance, decorum); and adherence to college policies and procedures.

Post and maintain office hours as stated in the faculty handbook according to the Faculty Workload policy requirements.

Submit accurate leave requests, faculty work notifications, end-of-month reports, and travel documents in a timely manner.

Be available for student appointments for advising and assisting students  in achieving their educational and vocational goals.

Be prompt and accurate in the recording and reporting of student data information to include enrollment reports, final grade reports, and book orders.

Serve as an academic advisor to students.

Assist student to develop and advise student according to his or her Individual Graduation Plan. 

Assist in the registration and orientation process.

Participate in college committees as elected or assigned.

Assist in recruiting activities when assigned.

Assist part-time instructors when requested.

Work with the community in meeting the educational needs of our service area.

Participate in graduation exercises.

Teach day or evening classes and/or clinicals as required.

Dress appropriately to the job function.

Ensure that the College-Agency contract is up-to-date and reflects expectations of both prior to scheduling students at a clinical site. 

Develop and maintain a rapport with appropriate clinical agency personnel in order to facilitate effective student scheduling that meets course objectives.

Assist with organizing clinical schedules that meet clinical and/or course objectives.  

Ensure that agency-required documentation of student and instructor health, training, and legal standards is performed, provided to the agency in a timely manner and maintained to be available to the agency if requested.

Distribute printed clinical schedules to appropriate agency personnel in a timely manner.   

Work with appropriate agency personnel to become knowledgeable of agency policies and procedures through formal or informal sessions as required by the individual agency.

Schedule orientations for students to clinical agencies as indicated by the College-Agency contract.

Provide appropriate supervision of students when assigned to clinical agencies.

Maintain appropriate, ongoing communication with agency personnel in the evaluation of students assigned to clinical preceptors.

Ensure that students abide by agency policies and procedures while assigned to clinical agencies.

Follow the agency's chain of command in the discussion and reporting of issues and concerns that affect students, clients, or the agency.

Keep the Program Chair and DCE abreast of clinical issues and concerns.

Maintain accurate records with regard to attendance and evaluation of clinical students according to accreditation requirements.

Other duties include:

  • Collaborate with DCE in coordination, supervision, and evaluation of the clinical components of the program to include:
    1. Establishment and implementation of policies and guidelines for clinical instruction and evaluation.
    2. Supervision, coordination, and evaluation of the clinical affiliate staff providing instruction for the program.
    3. Development and maintenance of the student’s clinical performance and proficiency records.
  • Communicating and serving as a liaison between the program and clinical affiliate service departments.
  • Assist DCE with ongoing evaluation of the contribution and effectiveness of the clinical affiliates in regard to meeting the program needs and the accreditation standards.
  • Collaborate with the medical director for scheduling, coordinating, and evaluating physician input.
  • Participate in periodic review of education program and evaluation for program effectiveness.
  • Provide pre-clinical instruction (didactic and laboratory instruction).
  • Ensure appropriateness and equity of clinical evaluation systems.
  • Maintain comprehensive records of student clinical and laboratory performance and proficiency.
  • Collaborate with other program faculty, both clinical and related to ensure clinical validity.
  • Maintain equipment inventory, supplies, and repair.
  • Maintain and ensure continuity of evaluation (Inter-rater reliability) and clinical experiences at all clinical affiliates.
  • Encourage all students to actively pursue the NBRC Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential upon graduation.
  • Perform Review & Analysis of Evaluation of Preceptors, Evaluation of Clinical Sites, Daily Clinical Student Evaluations, and Student Competency Evaluations as it relates to Inter-Rater Reliability
  • Assist with training for all preceptors with attention to Inter-Rater Reliability
  • The faculty/instructor must have regular and consistent contact with students, clinical faculty, and clinical affiliates in all program locations.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as assigned by administration and supervision.

Job Post Contact

Jessica Balazsi, Director of Human Resources

Edgecombe Community College

2009 West Wilson St. Tarboro, NC 27886