Part-Time Respiratory Care Bachelors Program Instructor (Pool)

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 2014101F
Position Title Part-Time Respiratory Care Bachelors Program Instructor (Pool)
Department Sciences / Math / Technology SKY (DEPT)
Location Skyline College
Position Number PTF073
Percentage of Full Time Varies
FLSA Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Months per Year other
If other, please specify Semester assignments as needed
Salary Range Placement on the adjunct faculty salary schedule is based upon education and credited experience. Initial placement can range from $68.43 up to $92.56 per hour.
Min Salary
Max Salary
Position Type Part-Time Faculty, Temporary

Posting Text

General Statement

Skyline College seeks employees who value working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve success. All departments strongly encourage collaboration across disciplines to create integrated, interdisciplinary learning experiences. Skyline faculty are expected to be knowledgeable about, and willing to use, different learning and teaching methods as appropriate to the discipline.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.

1. Teach lecture/lab classes as assigned from the Respiratory Care Bachelor’s degree Department Curriculum

2. Assist in curriculum revisions and new course development, department planning, and program review

3. Participate in the development and/or selection of course materials, equipment and technology that will enhance Respiratory Care offerings of the department

4. Participate, on an ongoing basis, in the development, assessment, and analysis of student learning outcomes in Respiratory Care

5. Participate in professional development to maintain expertise in current teaching and discipline technologies and pedagogies

6. Participate as an active member in the community of practice supporting instruction and student success. Participation will require time beyond classroom instruction

7. Consult with students during regularly scheduled office hours

8. Perform other duties as required by contract, collective bargaining agreement, and general institutional needs

9. Work evenings as needed

Minimum Qualifications

• Any Bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience OR any Associate’s degree and six years of professional experience OR the equivalent (see information below)

• Eligible for licensure with the California Respiratory Care Board

• Registered Respiratory Therapist with the National Board for Respiratory Care for a minimum of four years

• Membership in state and national Respiratory Care professional organizations

• Resident of California at time of employment

• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff

Physical Requirements
Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications

For persons applying for this position based on Equivalence, please answer the supplemental question on the online application choosing one or more of the following:

Degree Equivalence

The applicant possesses a degree(s) with similar content to those listed for the relevant discipline. The name of the degree is close to that specified on the Disciplines List but the degree either has a different title or area of expertise or the coursework is slightly different.

Academic Background Equivalence

Related to disciplines in which a Master’s Degree is not generally expected or available. The applicant must have completed at least 24 semester units of coursework in the academic field and must possess at least the equivalent level of achievement and the equivalent in breadth, depth of understanding, and rigor in each of the following:

i) a broad cultural education usually met by the general education requirements for any Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree, and

ii) a detailed study of the discipline in breadth, depth, and rigor, usually met by course work required for the degree major.

Professional Achievement Equivalence

The applicant must have completed the General Education requirements for that degree and show evidence of outstanding professional achievement and/or substantial training in the requested field. The applicant must submit substantial evidence, which demonstrates that his/her preparation, teaching experience, work experience, and ability are equivalent to those expected from a person who meets the minimum qualifications.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Subject matter preparation:

1. Successful experience in respiratory care with demonstrated clinical and successful teaching experience or preparation to teach

2. Current knowledge of respiratory care in one or more specialty areas: adult critical care, neonatal/pediatric care, advanced respiratory care, case management, research, and/or leadership and management

Evidence of outstanding ability as a teacher:

Appropriate evidence includes, but is not limited to, experience, training, or achievement that the candidate has:

3. An understanding and commitment to the role and purpose of the community college

4. Active involvement in professional association(s) related to respiratory therapy

5. Strong organizational and leadership skills

6. Acceptance of the division’s commitment to established academic standards

7. Knowledge of current theories and teaching methods, especially in a culturally diverse student population

8. The ability to support diverse students ensuring equity through their educational experience

9. The ability to utilize technology to facilitate effective teaching and learning in an online and hybrid classroom environment

10. The ability to use and develop teaching methods that emphasize cooperation and collaboration, and engage students actively in learning, encouraging them to become independent, creative learners with higher-order thinking skills

11. The ability to organize and explain materials in ways appropriate to students with different abilities, levels of preparation, and cultural experiences

12. The ability to develop instructional learning outcomes and to develop methods for assessing student’s achievement of these outcomes

13. The ability to organize and teach both theoretical and practical applications of the subject-matter in ways appropriate to students’ abilities

Evidence of effectiveness as a colleague:

14. The ability, initiative, and commitment to work collaboratively with faculty and staff in the spirit of collegiality and innovation to enhance instruction, curriculum, and student success

15. Commitment to professional responsibilities outside of the classroom through enthusiastic contributions to department, division and college activities

Preferred Qualifications
Faculty Benefits

Academic employees participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS), a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California or they may choose to participate in the STRS Cash Balance program or Social Security.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 12/10/2015
First Review Date
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary

Required Application Materials
All applicants are required to submit:
1. A completed online District application form (go to to complete the application and to apply for this position)

2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and teaching experience (including courses taught), and other work experience.

3. Undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts (copies accepted).

Unofficial copies of all undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts may be submitted with the application; official copies will be required at the time of the interview.

4. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages addressing the Requirements and the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed in the job announcement.

The cover letter should address the applicant’s qualifications as they directly relate to the Requirements and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed in this announcement.

If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact:

SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax (650) 574-6574
Web Page:

Conditions of Employment

Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:
1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)

Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process

In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.

5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement

The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.


Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.

Annual Security Report

San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2017 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2017 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2017 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2017 Annual Security Report is now available at You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000. 

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • District Employee
    • District Employment Site
    • CCC Registry
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • ACCCA
    • HERC
    • Other
    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook or Twitter
  2. * Do you possess any Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and two years of professional experience OR any Associate's degree and six years of professional experience OR the equivalent (see information below)?
    • Yes, I have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university plus two years of professional experience
    • I am applying for equivalence and my Equivalency Application is attached
    • No
    • Yes, I have an Associate’s degree plus six years of professional experience
  3. * If you are applying for equivalence to meet the minimum requirements for this position, please identify which equivalence from the following options. (Applicant is encouraged to attach appropriate validation, such as transcripts, evaluations, portfolios, certificates, licenses, employer attestation, publications or other relevant materials which support this application.) DEGREE EQUIVALENCE: Description ACADEMIC BACKGROUND EQUIVALENCE: Description PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT EQUIVALENCE: Description

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Are you eligible for licensure with the California Respiratory Care Board?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Have you been registered as a Respiratory Therapist with the National Board for Respiratory Care for a minimum of four years?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Can you demonstrate membership in state and national Respiratory Care professional organizations?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * If offered employment, would you be willing to relocate to California?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. College Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Equivalency Application
  2. Licenses/Certificates/Credentials
  3. Foreign Degree Evaluation
  4. Other Document 1
  5. Other Document 2
  6. Other Document 3