Part Time Instructor of Licensed Massage Therapy

Central Oregon Community College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields
Employment Type
Part Time

Posting Details

Posting Number: 06001894 Position Title: Part Time Instructor of Licensed Massage Therapy Posting Date: 07/29/2021 Closing Date: Open Until Filled (notes): Open for Academic year 21-22 (POOL position) Length of Position: Academic year - term by term Anticipated Start Date:
9/20/2021 Position Type/Employee Class: Part-Time Instructor FTE: Salary Level: Part Time Instructor Starting Pay Range $622 per load unit as per PT Salary Schedule, Step 1 Hours per Week: 5-8 hours per week Work Schedule: Days and evenings as needed Days of the Week: Mon-Sat typically Job Summary/Purpose:
Prepare and teach courses in the Licensed Massage Therapy Program, both first and/or second year program. Part-time instructors provide didactic instruction, demonstrations and evaluate student performance in the classroom. See catalog for list of all courses in this program.

Terms of Employment:
• This is a part-time (< .50 FTE ) non-benefited position, hired on a term-by-term basis. Hours of work may include evening or weekend teaching assignments.
• Part-Time Instructor compensation begins at Step 1 / $622 per load unit (LU). Load Unit is not always equivalent to class credit; and shall include both teaching and other assignments.
• Part-Time Faculty positions are not represented by the Faculty Forum Collective Bargaining Agreement.
• This position may include travel throughout the College district.
• Official transcripts are required upon hire. Applicants anticipating Degree completion must supply a letter from his/her university stating the degree title and that the degree will be granted by that date.
• COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed.
• The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position.
• Upon hire, must pass criminal background check and/or driving history; only information relevant to the position will be considered. Essential Functions:
  1. Provide instruction in one or more of the following courses: Neuromuscular Treatments, Sports Massage, and Pathology for Massage Therapy. This includes revising a syllabus, lecturing, demonstrating and guiding performance of skills in classroom setting, evaluating student progress, and assigning a final grade according to established college policy. Teaching assignments can include courses taught during the day, evening and/or weekend, classes taught on or off campus in Bend, Redmond, Prineville and/or Madras, online and/or remote.
  2. Instructors must provide one hour of office time per week, per class to guide and evaluate student progress. All instructors are expected to be available to their students during scheduled office hours outside of class when students are scheduled on campus.
  3. Work collaboratively with other LMT staff to foster excellence in content and delivery, while maintaining a program that is both cohesive and progressive. This includes working successfully with colleagues in the department to develop and modify curriculum, integrate new instructional content/methods into courses, and work to assure programmatic curricular coherence.
  4. Perform other essential duties and tasks as assigned. This may include working with and supervising teaching assistants.
  5. Cooperate with other college personnel to assist students with career planning, job placement, and follow-up studies.
  6. Act as a resource for students.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  1. Thorough knowledge in the field of massage therapy, neuromuscular treatments, sports massage, pathology and kinesiology.
  2. Experience teaching to diverse audiences and groups.
  3. Ability to observe, direct, and supervise students effectively in multiple classroom situations.
  4. Familiarity with and ability to operate or oversee the operation of audio-visual equipment including: overhead projectors, sound systems, interactive video and audio equipment including computer-based mixed media presentations.
  5. Ability to oversee and grade written material.
  6. Ability to orally communicate effectively with others, using the English language, with or without the use of an interpreter.
  7. Ability to communicate effectively in writing, using the English language, with or without the use of auxiliary aids or services.
  8. Ability to review, understand and apply concepts presented in training programs, conferences, and/or professional literature.
  9. Ability to work with Allied Health faculty and other COCC staff at all levels.
  10. Ability to travel and/or teach at various hours and locations, as required.
  11. Ability to competently advise and/or serve students from a variety of backgrounds, respecting cultural and socio-economic differences.
Physical Demands and Other Ergonomic Requirements:
Work performed in classroom and office environments can demand walking, sitting, or standing at workstations for extended periods. The employee is regularly required to:
  • Use computers, white boards, projectors, and other basic office equipment.
  • Sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms and requires visual acuity to write, read written materials and computer screens, and have sufficient hearing and speech ability for ordinary conversations. Computer screens are used frequently.
  • Occasionally lift up to 25lbs as equipment is moved.
  • Travel throughout the college district as needed.
  • A flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends, may be necessary due to the nature of the position responsibilities.
  • All individuals are required to be able to perform the essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement
It is the policy of the Central Oregon Community College Board of Directors that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status or any other protected classes under Federal and State statutes in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Equal Employment Officer, c/o COCC’s Human Resources office, 541.383.7216.

In support of COCC’s EEO statement, employees with bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural setting. Minimum Qualifications:
1. Associate’s degree in Biological Science or related field.
2. Experience working and/or teaching for a minimum of two years.
3. Experience related to listed courses. Preferred Qualifications:
1. Prefer Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science or related field.
2. More than three years professional or teaching experience is a plus.
3. Valid Oregon Massage License. Special Instructions to Applicants:
Part-time instructor pools are posted for the academic year to obtain applications from those interested in teaching part-time as a non-benefited instructor, on a term-by-term basis. Positions may not necessarily be available at the time you apply. Your online application will remain active for consideration throughout the length of the posting unless you are notified otherwise.

Note that you will be required to upload/create the required documents indicated in this posting at the time you apply. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to upload all required documents, including transcript(s). If you have questions please contact HR at 541-383-7216. Is a Criminal History Check required? Yes Is a Credit History Check Required? No Open Until Filled Yes Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest level of completed education?
    • High School/GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PhD
    • Other post graduate degree
  2. * How many years of COLLEGE LEVEL teaching experience do you have?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1-2 years
    • 2-3 years
    • 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  3. * COCC has campuses in Bend, Prineville, Redmond, and Madras. Please indicate in which locations you are willing to teach.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications, but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. There may be other requirements where an equivalency is acceptable. Please be aware that applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements and do not provide an equivalency statement will not be selected for an interview. Your statement should make clear the requirement you are addressing. Example: The position requires a Master’s degree. You have a Bachelor’s degree and work experience when combined you feel is equivalent to the degree requirement. Please make clear why you feel it is equivalent.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Are you a U.S. military veteran? (COCC provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. To receive veterans’ preference in this recruitment process, you must upload your DD214 and DD215 (if applicable) form(s) as supporting documentation. You will have the opportunity to upload the document in the next step of this application process.)
    • Yes, I am a veteran
    • No, I am not a veteran
  6. If you have identified yourself as a qualified veteran or disabled veteran by submitting your DD214 and DD215 (if applicable) form(s) as proof of veteran status, please describe any transferable skills earned during your military service that you feel relate to the requirements/preferences of this position.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Background checks are required for all employees of COCC. Should an offer of employment be made to you and accepted by you, you will receive an email from COCC / HireRight Screening requesting your consent and basic information to complete the check. The offer of employment will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of the criminal background check. Confirmed findings on a criminal background check will not automatically disqualify you from being hired into a position. Results are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, considering the job responsibilities and other risk factors. Additional information regarding COCC’s criminal history check policy can be found online in the General Procedures Manual, Section HR-2-1. Please indicate here if you will provide consent to the criminal history check when requested by the College:
    • Yes, I will provide my consent when requested
    • No, I will not provide my consent when requested
  8. * The College is NOT able to support Visa applications for this position. Applicants must already be eligible to work in the United States to be considered for this position. Are you, or will you be eligible to work in the US by the start date?
    • Yes, I am already eligible to work in the US
    • In progress; I am not currently eligible however will be by the start date
    • No, I am not eligible and will not be eligible by the start date
  9. * COCC employees must work and reside in the state of Oregon at the time their work is being performed. Are you, or will you be residing in the state of Oregon by the start date of this position?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 2
  2. Letter of Recommendation 3
  3. College Transcript 1 (unofficial)
  4. College Transcript 2 (unofficial)
  5. College Transcript 3 (unofficial)
  6. College Transcript 4 (unofficial)
  7. US Military DD 214
  8. Other Document 1
  9. Other Document 2
  10. Other Document 3
  11. Other Document 4
  12. Other Document 5
  13. Teaching Philosophy/Evidence of Teaching Potential
  14. Placement File, if applicable
  15. License or Certification
  16. Certification Document

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