Respiratory Therapy Instructor

Respiratory Therapy Instructor


Wilkes Community College
1328 South Collegiate Drive
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Phone: 336-838-6100


Commensurate with education and experience in accordance with the college salary plan.



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Friday, January 8, 2021
Closes: Friday, January 22, 2021

Target Start Date

Monday, March 1, 2021

Expected Work Hours

Full-time 9-month

Reports to

Respiratory Therapy Program Director and the Dean of Health Sciences

Employment Type

Full-time, 9-month

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution; currently licensed by the North Carolina Respiratory Care Board (NCRCB) and currently a Registered Respiratory Therapist from National Board for Respiratory Care (NBRC).

The individual must hold a current CPR certification. In addition, the individual must have excellent communication skills, must be proficient in computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel, and must have the ability to work effectively with other employees

Preferred Qualifications

· Four years of work experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist
· Two years of work experience in critical care
· Two years teaching experience in an accredited respiratory care program as an appointed faculty member or a clinical preceptor

Position Description

This is a full-time, 9-month position. The respiratory therapy instructor is responsible for the planning, selection, organization, implementation, supervision, facilitation, and evaluation of the total learning experience of respiratory therapy students. The respiratory therapy instructor will serve as a mentor/role model to students, faculty, and community by presenting a positive, professional image.

Other responsibilities include advising students, curriculum development, serving on division and college-wide committees, professional development, and supporting the college’s core values of caring, collaboration, creativity, engagement, and responsibility.

The faculty member must instruct assigned courses in accordance with NCCCS curriculum standards and course descriptions. The respiratory therapy instructor is under the direct supervision of the Respiratory Therapy Program Director and the Dean of Health Sciences

Instructor’s duties include:

1. Planning, creating and maintaining a classroom environment conducive to student learning.

2. Encouraging the development of critical thinking skills through appropriate classroom exercises and assignments.

3. Maintaining a high level of currency in the discipline, and incorporating innovative and creative instructional techniques in the classroom.

4. Collaborating with the lead instructor in the creation of syllabi; the establishment of objectives, competencies, and assessments; and the selection of textbooks, periodicals, and other resources.

5. Advising students toward completion of program, diploma, or degree goals and assisting students with job placement or college transfer.

6. Being responsible for administrative activities relating to FTE reports, end-of-semester reports, grades, and other required reports, and doing so in a timely fashion.

7. Communicating with students and administration through the technological framework provided by WCC including posting syllabi for all sections of all courses to the campus web portal, and regularly checking and responding to e-mail sent to the instructor via the campus web portal and messages sent to the college e-mail/voice-mail/telephone service.

8. Maintaining one office hour per course up to five per week (generally one per day), posted on the office door and updated by semester on the campus web portal, at times which are convenient for student contact and which do not interfere with the college’s regular meeting times.

9. Referring students, as appropriate, to student support areas of WCC including Counseling and/or Student Support Services, the Academic Support Center, Learning Resources Center, Student Services, the Writing Center, etc.

10. Attending commencement exercises, committee and task force meetings, and faculty meetings as scheduled.

11. Fulfilling other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.

How to Apply

Job Post Contact

Sherry Cox