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Instructor of Respiratory Care

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Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Mid-Level
Categories: Full-time Faculty
Role: Instructor of Respiratory Care


About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.

Rate of Pay:

Commensurate with education and experience. 

FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

Full-time teaching faculty provide instruction aligned with the college's strategic goals and evaluate students' progress to facilitate achievement of their educational goals.

In addition to the job description, faculty members teaching in grant supported programs are required to adhere and to comply with all provisions, qualifications, policies, and procedures set forth in the grant. In the event that the grant requirements contradict or add to the job description, the requirements of the grant will take precedence.

This provision shall not be used to shift administrative responsibilities to the faculty member. Further, the Vice President of Teaching, Learning and Student Development agrees to meet and discuss grant requirements with the Association President and/or Association representatives.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Registered Respiratory Therapist credential (RRT)
  2. Bachelor’s degree (candidates with an Associates’ degree must be willing to earn a Bachelor’s degree within 24 months of hire)
  3. Equivalent of four years full-time respiratory care clinical experience
  4. Minimum of two years teaching experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

1. Completion of the CoARC Key Personnel Training Program.

Essential Duties:

1.Deliver Instruction
a. Promote culturally responsive instructional practices.
b. Conduct assigned classes and/or labs.
c. Prepare lessons.
d. Provide course syllabus (which shall include course information, grading standards, attendance policies,        classroom behavioral expectations, course outline and contact information.)
e. Utilize learning outcomes assessment and measures to improve learning/instruction.
If a lab is involved:
f. Prepare labs.
g. Enforce lab safety procedures.

2. Evaluate Student Progress.
a. Keep accurate record of student performance.
b. Provide students with regular, confidential and readily available access to grades.
c. Provide students with timely feedback.

3. Provide Student Assistance.
a. Maintain office hours aligned with contractual requirements.
b. Respond to voice-mail/e-mail communication in a timely manner.
c. Give career and academic advice.
d. Refer students to student support services such as, but not limited to, recommended use of the early            alert system, if applicable, as early in the semester as possible when a student indicates or shows signs        of academic difficulty.
e. Implement accommodations and accessible materials for students with disabilities in accordance with an      official notification of accommodation provided by Student Access and Disability Services.

4. Develop curriculum.
a. Review/select textbooks and instructional materials
b. Develop/revise courses.
c. Develop/revise degree/certificate programs.
d. Review/revise course outlines.
e. Participate in articulation of courses/programs.
f.  Participate in advisory committees, as applicable.

5. Participate in professional development
a. Participate in professional growth activities that are aligned with the college’s strategic goals.
b. Keep current on research and technologies in assigned specialties.
c. Participate in professional organizations.

6. Participate in Departmental Routines
a. Assist in scheduling of classes.
b. Assist in setting departmental goals.
c. Participate in assessment of student learning outcomes at the college, program and course-level.
d. Assist in assessing new equipment and/or supplies.
e. Serve on standing committees.
f.  Serve on ad hoc committees (for example, search, college task-force, or instructional area committees.)
g. Participate in program review.
h. Comply with registration/records procedures.
i.  Verify student enrollment.
j.  Attend department, division, and college-wide faculty meetings.


Other duties as assigned that pertain to the job description. 

Physical Demands:

Sedentary (up to 10 lbs occasionally, sitting most of the time)

Visual Acuity:

Close visual acuity (e.g. computer, assembly)

Work Environment:

Moderate noise

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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