Respiratory Care Assistant Professor (tenure track) and Program Director

Northern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Physical Therapy, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Working Title Respiratory Care Assistant Professor (tenure track) and Program Director Department School of Allied Health Full Time or Part Time? Full Time Position Number Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University ( NKU ) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

Purpose of Position
Northern Kentucky University’s ( NKU ) School of Allied Health, in the College of Health and Human Services, is seeking a Respiratory Therapy Educator for the full-time position of Assistant Professor and Program Director for the Bachelor of Science Respiratory Care Program. In addition to teaching, this person is directly responsible and accountable for ensuring the fulfillment of curricular goals and objectives of the program while maintaining full accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

The position requires a current Registered Respiratory Therapist ( RRT ) credential and current state license. Experience in teaching and clinical practice is required. This is a 9-month tenure track faculty position with appointment at the rank of assistant professor.

Northern Kentucky University is a university known to its faculty and students for its commitment to diversity (82% of students and 71% of faculty has rated NKU as being very dedicated to diversity), and we are looking for a culturally competent team member to contribute to this tradition.” Primary Responsibilities
  • Teach a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester, as assigned, some of which may be off-campus at area clinical sites.
  • Accountable for the overall processes and outcomes of the traditional BS program as well as the online completion bachelor degree program
  • Responsible for the structure and daily operation of the program, including organization, administration, periodic program review, outcomes assessment and evaluation
  • Perform course development and work continuously towards maintaining contemporary curricula or developing new curriculum.
  • Coordinate student recruitment, selection, guidance, instruction, and evaluation.
  • Coordinate the community advisory committee for the program
  • Work with the program’s clinical coordinator to establish and maintain clinical sites and effective working relationships with Respiratory Care staff within those sites
  • Provide direction and guidance for advancing the University’s strategic priorities of inclusive excellence and student retention and graduation
The successful candidate will possess a minimum of a Master’s degree in Respiratory Care or related field and a degree in respiratory care from an approved school of Respiratory Care. At least 5 years of professional clinical experience and 3 years experience in education. Experience as Program Director or Director of Clinical Education/Clinical Coordinator is preferred with experience related to CoARC accreditation.

Additional qualifications include:
  • Effective teaching record with an ability to engage with faculty and students from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Scholarly record and ability to meet the scholarly requirements of tenure
  • Demonstrated commitment to intercultural competence, inclusive excellence, and initiatives that advance the success of underrepresented groups
  • Demonstrated record of service activities
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interactions with coworkers, supervisor, clinical partners, and students
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Clearly understands curriculum design, pedagogy, and learning outcomes assessment
Minimum Education
The candidate will possess a Master’s degree in Respiratory Care or related field and a degree in respiratory care from an approved school of Respiratory Care.

Preferred Education
The candidate will possess a Master’s degree in Respiratory Care or related field. It is preferred but not required to possess a Doctoral degree in a related field. Minimum Education Master's Degree Preferred Education Doctorate
Requisition Number 2021F575 Job Open Date 10/21/2021 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Quick Link Supplemental Questions

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