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Respiratory Therapy Adjunct Instructor

Texas Southern University
Greater Third Ward, TX
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Doctors, Respiratory Medicine
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Official TSU Title:
Respiratory Therapy Adjunct Instructor
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Job Description Summary / TWC Summary:
The Joan M. Lafleur College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Texas Southern University is seeking qualified and experienced individuals to teach as Adjunct Faculty. Under the direction of the department chair and the Program Director, the Adjunct Faculty will be responsible for conducting lectures, supervising laboratory work, and/or clinical instruction, grading assignments and examinations, and providing support to students in the classroom and/or clinical setting. There is no research or service expectation in this position.
Essential Duties Summary:
  • Bachelor's degree or Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy from an accredited Respiratory Care Program
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Credential
  • Texas State License for Respiratory Care Practitioners, Texas Medical Board

  • Clinical Instruction at affiliated medical institutions
  • Prepare and deliver lectures on assigned topics
  • Provide mentorship, advising and guidance to students in the classroom setting
  • Grade student assignments, examinations and respond to student emails and issues in a timely manner
  • Supervise laboratory work and provide guidance to students
  • Conduct student evaluations and provide feedback to students
  • Develop course materials and syllabi in accordance with college guidelines
  • Attend faculty meetings and participate in departmental and college-wide activities as schedule permits
  • Attend/complete required trainings
  • Adhere to college policies and procedures
  • Stay updated on the latest research, news, and developments in the field
% FTE:
Hiring Range:
Commensurate with experience.
Bachelor's Degree in any area and a minimum of an associate degree from an accredited Respiratory Care Program.
Required Licensing/Certification:

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Credential
  • Texas State License for Respiratory Care Practitioners, Texas Medical Board
  • Valid Texas Driver's License preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Adjunct instructors must:
  • Possess a deep understanding of the subject they will be teaching. They must be able to explain complex concepts in a clear and concise manner and provide real-world examples to help students understand the material.
  • Be able to develop and implement effective lesson plans, prepare, and deliver lectures, and facilitate classroom discussions. They must also be able to assess student learning and provide constructive feedback.
  • Establish positive relationships with students, colleagues, and staff. They must be approachable, supportive, and respectful of diverse backgrounds and learning styles.
  • Be familiar with technology and comfortable using it in the classroom. They must be able to use learning management systems, online communication tools, and other technology to support student learning.
  • Manage their time effectively to meet the demands of teaching, grading, and other administrative tasks. They must be able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism. They must adhere to college policies and procedures, maintain confidentiality of student information, and be committed to providing a positive learning environment for all students.

Skill in:
  • Detail oriented.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Multitasking and time management.
  • Coordinating the work of others.
  • Both verbal and written communication.
Ability to:
  • Work independently.
  • Prepare detailed reports.
  • Communicate effectively.
Work Experience:

  • A minimum of one year critical care experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Familiarity with learning management systems such as Blackboard, Canvas, ExamSoft or similar platforms
  • Ability to develop and implement innovative teaching strategies
Working/Environmental Conditions:

  • Extensive standing and/or walking.
  • Handling light weight objects.
  • Using or carrying equipment.
UA EEO Statement:
It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

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