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Adjunct Instructor - Respiratory Care

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Title: Adjunct Instructor - Respiratory Care

Employee Classification: P/T Faculty Monthly Pay

Department: Respiratory Therapy

Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience

Who we are:

We are not-for-profit: St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.

We are a respected employer: For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.

We make an impact in the community: Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students. More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation. STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.

We value Diversity, equity & inclusion: STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.

What you get:

Benefits package [for full-time employees]: STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.

Opportunity to grow: Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.

Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees [full-time and part-time] + their dependents. Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.

Work/life balance: Full-time STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.

Commitment to wellness: STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.

The basics of this position:

Adjunct instructors may teach in the didactic, laboratory, and/or clinical areas of the associate of applied science in respiratory care program.

What you'll do:
  • For didactic and laboratory teaching, adjuncts are expected to deliver lectures, lead discussions, and/or demonstrate the skills necessary of a registered respiratory therapist. Instructors are expected to develop course syllabi, lesson plans, and course materials to facilitate students attainment of programmatic and course learning outcomes that align with CoARC accreditation standards.
    Clinical instruction will include site visits to observe and mentor students during their clinical rotations. Instructors will collaborate with the site preceptors to ensure that students are meeting clinical objectives.
    In all areas of the curriculum, instructors must assess students' understanding of the theory and practice of respiratory care. Instructors must provide constructive feedback on student performance, offering guidance for the improvement and addressing academic concerns or challenges that may be encountered. Instructors must make time outside of class, lab, and clinical to allow for advisement of students to facilitate the achievement of goals.
Education, experience, and other requirements:

NBRC Registered Respiratory Therapist credential
Bachelor's degree or higher
AHA Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers Certification (for clinical instruction only)
Two years experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist

Preferred Qualifications:

Graduate degree
Five years or more experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist
Two years or more experience as a clinical educator or preceptor


Since 1962, St. Louis Community College has held fast to the belief that education has the power to lift up individuals and our communities. Ready to join a team dedicated to expanding minds and changing lives? Explore our current openings and see what makes STLCC extraordinary.

As an employer, St. Louis Community College is committed to offering full-time employees a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

At STLCC, we strive to foster an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or class.

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