Respiratory Therapy Instructor - River Falls Campus
CVTC instructors are dynamic partners for students, employers, and communities to learn, train, and succeed in an associate degree, technical diploma, basic education, continuing education, and/or contract training program. An instructor works with students beyond the classroom to ensure their success, models CVTC core abilities, and demonstrates commitment to excellence in program/course/training content and delivery. An instructor is able to work effectively in a collaborative environment; is willing to innovate and change to meet evolving program and industry needs; and demonstrates competency with use of technology that supports learning and teaching. An instructor maintains a flexible schedule, including availability for evening, weekend, online, or summer assignments, as appropriate.
- Plan for and instruct courses in the area of Respiratory Therapy.
- Design and implement relevant and progressive curriculum.
- Deliver high-quality instruction through the planning and implementation of effective learning strategies and environments.
- Create performance-based assessments aligned with competencies through formative and summative measures.
- Promote student success through timely communication, growth-based feedback, and implementation of strategies that meet the needs of diverse learners.
- Meet professional expectations by maintaining professional currency and contributing to a collaborative culture across the College.
- Ability to model integrity through self-awareness, personal accountability, ethical behavior, quality standards, and sustainable practices.
- Ability to think critically by applying problem solving practices, acquiring relevant information, using technology and other resources appropriately, and evaluating alternatives.
- Ability to communicate effectively by speaking and writing clearly, concisely, and professionally; practicing active listening; reading critically and adapting communication for audience.
- Ability to value diversity by recognizing personal biases, adapting to culturally diverse situations, and demonstrating a commitment to equity, inclusion, and respectful interactions with persons of diverse ethnic, cultural, social-economic, or educational backgrounds.
- Please view the Instructor Position Description document for additional responsibilities of instructors at CVTC.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Respiratory Therapy or related field.
- Minimum of 5 years (10,000 hours) of clinical experience, of which at least 1 year (2,000 hours) shall be within 5 years prior to date of hire.
- One year (2,000 hours) of recent related occupational experience may be waived if the applicant has at least 2 years of post−secondary teaching experience in the appropriate occupational field within 5 years prior to date of hire.
- Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential.
- Respiratory Care Practitioner credential issued by the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.
- Current American Heart Association (AHA) CPR certification.
- This position may include teaching online and requires expertise in integrating technology.
- Prior teaching or training experience preferred.
- Qualified per CVTC requirements at time of, and throughout, employment as an instructor. Must also meet and maintain Higher Learning Commission (HLC) requirements, Faculty Quality Assurance System (FQAS) standards, and/or other job specific licensing standards.
The College is seeking to attract diverse instructors and staff who can inspire our increasingly diverse student population. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions. We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and orientations. Therefore, we seek applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits of diversity in a higher education community. Consideration will be given to equity-minded individuals committed to collaborating with faculty, staff, administration, students, and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps.
2023 annual benefits include:
- 4 paid personal days
- 3 weeks (15 days) paid sick time annually for absences due to illness, injury, or doctor and dentist appointments of the employee, dependent children, spouse, or parents of the employee or spouse; cumulative to 135 days (1,080 hours)
- Paid bereavement time
- Paid holidays
- Tuition reimbursement up to $2,500 annually (eligibility requirements apply)
- Health insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents with attached Health Savings Account (HSA); CVTC contributes $3,400 annually for a family plan or $1,700 annually for a single pan to your HSA
- Wellness incentive of up to $600 for employees enrolled in CVTC’s health insurance
- $2,500 cash-payment in lieu of CVTC health insurance coverage for employees who have credible coverage through another source
- Dental insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents
- Vision insurance for employee, spouse, and dependents
- Life and long-term disability insurance premiums paid by CVTC
- Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS); CVTC matches 6.8%, vested at 5 years of credible service
- 403(b) tax deferred annuity program
- 457(b) deferred compensation plan
- Section 125 flexible spending accounts
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Professional development
- Access to expansive collection of college and public library resources for personal and professional use
- Free or low-cost services offered by CVTC program students, such as computer repair, automotive repair, auto collision and refinishing repair, Shear Inspiration Salon and Spa, and 620 West restaurant and culinary pop ups
CVTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the college's non-discrimination policies: Vice President of Talent & Culture, 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701, 715-833-6334, WI Relay: 711