Respiratory Therapy Faculty

Respiratory Therapy Faculty


Catawba Valley Community College
2550 Highway 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602
Phone: 828-327-7000


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Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Monday, March 7, 2022
Closes: Saturday, December 31, 2022

Target Start Date

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type

Full time, 9 month Contract

Minimum Qualifications

Must hold at least a baccalaureate degree in respiratory care or a related healthcare field from an academic institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).
 The DCE 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

Refer to minimum qualifications 

Position Description

Provides classroom, laboratory, and/or clinical instruction to students.
 Prepares for each learning experience; prepares, maintains, and updates lesson plans; develops and prepares methods to evaluate student performance; prepares laboratory to provide demonstrations and hands-on experience as appropriate; orders supplemental materials to enhance textbook lessons as appropriate.
 Meets classes/labs/clinical at scheduled times.
 Develops and prepares tests to evaluate student performance; proctors tests; grades and records individual scores.  Evaluates student performance in laboratory/clinical when applicable.
 Serves as academic advisor and counselor, assists in registration of students and maintains advisee files, provides individual assistance to students outside of classroom as appropriate.
 Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum and/or courses.
 Regularly attends faculty meetings, staff meetings, and graduation ceremonies as required.
 Maintains accurate records of student attendance and performance; maintains various records and databases according to program needs or accreditation requirements, and submits records according to policy.
 Maintains current knowledge in the appropriate academic fields; participates in staff development programs, workshops, seminars, and other continuing education programs as appropriate. (Minimum of 30 hours per year.)
 Assists with and carries out, as required, the implementation of policies and procedures related to the instructional area.
 Communicates clearly, concisely, and in a caring manner with students.

 Participates on standing, ad hoc, or other institutional committees and activities as required.
 Participates, as required, in the development and operation of program advisory committees.
 Assesses the relevancy and impact of various lessons; revises and improves lessons format; evaluates a variety of textbooks, films, and videos; selects books and other materials to be used for assigned instructional classes.
 Demonstrates competence regarding the handling of hazardous substances; trains students in the safe handling of hazardous substances or equipment, where applicable.
 Selects, recommends, and maintains a variety of laboratory equipment, tools, and supplies where applicable.
 Maintains classroom/laboratory/shop area to include overall cleanliness and conformance to OSHA requirements where applicable.
 Participates in the budget process as requested.
 Participates in the orientation of new part-time and full-time faculty as requested.
 Maintains required office hours according to established policies.
 Develops/maintains personal contacts with business and industry as appropriate.
 Serves as an effective liaison between college programs and clinical agencies as appropriate.
 Maintains records of Inter Rater Reliability evaluation with clinical preceptors.
 Develops clinical schedule each semester and ensures requirements for each facility are met prior to students starting rotations.
 Maintains inventory of equipment and supplies, as assigned.
 Interacts with colleagues and students in a collegial and professional manner.
 Performs back-up instructional activities for other instructors as appropriate.
 Participates in recruitment of students and/or promotion of college programs as appropriate for the teaching area.
 Participates in a variety of student related administrative activities including reviewing admission requirements, program evaluation, student progress, and qualifications for graduation.

Job Post Contact

Roger Irvin
Human Resources Director
Catawba Valley Community College
2550 Highway 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602-8302
Phone:  (828) 327-7000 Ext. 4277
Fax:  (828) 624-5246