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Respiratory Therapy Program Director/Lecturer

Washburn University
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 10, 2024

Job Details

Position Title: Respiratory Therapy Program Director/Lecturer ( Updated 1/26/24 )

Department: Allied Health

Campus Location: Washburn University

The screening committee will review all eligible applications submitted by February 2, 2024, (new/extended date) and continue until either interviews are scheduled or the position is filled.

Position Summary: Washburn University’s Allied Health Department offers nationally accredited programs and offerings at multiple levels including associate, bachelor, and master’s degrees. The Respiratory Therapy Program Director/Lecturer position has an anticipated start date of July 1, 2024, and is a 12-month full-time position. The date of conversion to tenure track will be determined based upon the applicant’s qualifications at the time of hire.

Please note the license requirements were updated on 1/26/24 and are listed below.

Washburn University is a teaching-focused, student-centered, public institution located in the metropolitan setting of Topeka that has earned national recognition for its high-impact programs for first-generation students. Washburn has a student body of over 5,550 undergraduate, graduate, and law students, a significant and growing number of whom are first-generation and Pell-Grant eligible. The University has created educational pathways for all students to be successful and achieve their educational goals.

Washburn is dedicated to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and cultivating a vibrant and inclusive working environment and curriculum. We offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits program, a supportive leadership team, and a healthy work/life balance. At Washburn, we strive to ensure a campus climate that supports the success of every employee and appreciates the unique skills and expertise each contributes to serving our students.

Essential Functions:
• Administration of the Respiratory Therapy program, including RT accreditation requirements and supervising adjunct faculty.
• Teach 12 credit hours per semester or a full workload as defined by the faculty handbook.
• Teach and develop Allied Health Department courses in assigned modalities (e.g., face-to-face, online, hybrid, Zoom, etc.).
• Advise students, maintain office hours in accordance with SAS and university policy, attend meetings, and engage in service activities in the Allied Health Department, the School of Applied Studies, the University, the profession, and the community.
• Upon conversion to tenure track line, must fulfill expectations associated with a tenure-track appointment for teaching, service, and scholarship.
• Must hold and maintain a valid Registered Respiratory Therapy (RRT) credential and current Kansas license.

Required Qualifications:
• A bachelor's degree from an academic institution accredited by an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE).
• Minimum of four years of experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) with at least two years in clinical respiratory care.
• Minimum of two years of experience teaching either as an appointed faculty member in a CoARC-accredited respiratory care program or as a clinical instructor/preceptor for students of such programs.
• The selected candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to pursuing teaching excellence, including the development of inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds.
• Must hold and maintain a valid Registered Respiratory Therapy (RRT) credential and current Kansas license; or candidates with a valid RRT credential who are eligible for a Kansas license will be considered. Kansas license must be obtained by May 17, 2024. (Updated 1/26/2024)
• Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:
• A master’s degree in a healthcare or closely related field.
• Post-master’s credit hours in healthcare or a closely related field
• Experience in curriculum development, supervision, instruction, evaluation, and academic advising.
• Experience in program planning and assessment such as CoARC accreditation and NBRC credentialing.
• Proven effective organizational and interpersonal skills

Special Instructions to Applicants:
• Please upload the following items as PDF attachments to the "additional document" field via the electronic application:
• A statement explaining your commitment to developing inclusive teaching practices that engage students from diverse backgrounds and include evidence in the statement and/or ensure evidence demonstrating experience, and a record of success if applicable, in this area is identified in application materials, (cover letter and/or CV).
• For questions about the position, please contact Mark Kohls at

Full time Exempt
Background Check Required


Washburn University

Washburn is a top-notch university in an urban setting where students are becoming their best selves.

Nestled in the heart of Topeka - the capital city with about 127 thousand residents - Washburn offers students from small towns a big-city feel, while providing students from major metropolitan areas a more manageable environment.

Washburn's beautiful campus - on 160 acres - is easy to navigate with state-of-the art facilities. Our Tech campus on Huntoon offers industry-standard programs leading to in-demand jobs. And with our low student/faculty ratio and small classes, you're going to get to know your professors. 

Internally, we're organized into five schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Applied Studies, the Business School, the School of Nursing, the School of Law and the Washburn Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech.)

Our mission is to provide opportunities for our students to realize their full potential; we can't do it without our dedicated faculty and staff. 

Washburn University employs more than one thousand faculty and staff on our campuses throughout Topeka. We strive to offer competitive wages, an excellent benefits program, supportive culture and healthy work/life balance. Washburn seeks to create an environment that reflects our core values: integrity, excellence, inclusion, accountability, respect, collaboration and innovation.

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