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Job Summary

The Department of Public Health and Health Sciences, School of Health Professions and Studies (SHPS), seeks highly qualified candidates for a clinical track faculty position in our new Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy degree completion program.  In anticipation of a Fall 2017 program start date, we would like to fill this position no later than Spring 2017.    This position has administrative responsibilities in that the successful applicant is responsible for managing the BS in Respiratory Therapy Program including program development, implementation, evaluation and accreditation aligned with CoARC standards.    

The Department of Public Health and Health Sciences has three graduate and seven undergraduate programs (   including clinical degree programs such as Anesthesia, Clinical Laboratory Science, Radiation Therapy, and now Respiratory Therapy. 

Located in downtown Flint, Michigan holds many unique opportunities for faculty.  We are experiencing a synergistic downtown revitalization that is driven by the presence of new health care providers who have come together to improve the health of the population.  We are seeking candidates who are excited by the opportunities that the University offers and who wish to be part of this energy and growth.

The University’s mission is built upon three pillars: excellence in teaching, learning and scholarship; student centeredness; and engaged citizenship.  Consistent with our mission, the ideal candidate will be a teacher-clinical scholar who can integrate these 3 pillars in a seamless synergistic manner to provide the best learning opportunities for our students while working to improve the communities we serve.

The UM-Flint campus sits on a beautiful 75 acre riverfront situated in downtown Flint, Genesee County Michigan. It has an enrollment of over 8,500 graduate and undergraduate students, is one of three campuses of the University of Michigan.  The University of Michigan – Flint campus is the fastest growing public institution of higher learning in the State of Michigan.  It is one of four campuses in Michigan listed as “best value” as cited in the Princeton Review.   Department faculty are engaged in research in health services, health disparities, health promotion (HIV/AIDS, diabetes, mental illness), disability and aging, and cultural competence.


Program Manager (.4 FTE):  Oversee and coordinate the academic program for Respiratory Therapy degree completion program at UM-Flint and the clinical program at the affiliate clinical sites; identify supplemental instruction as needed; develop, revise and evaluate curriculum content and offerings in accordance with the CoARC accreditation standards; recruit and select students for the program; advise students and clinical staff relative to program objectives; represent the program at the university, community, regional and professional level and within the medical center; engage in continuing professional development through professional association and research activities to maintain current knowledge of professional discipline and educational methodologies; organize, administer, review, develop and assure program effectiveness; assume the leadership role in the continued development of the program; and chair program Advisory Committee meetings.

Clinical Assistant Professor (.6 FTE):  Develop, revise and evaluate curriculum content and offerings in accordance with the CoARC accreditation standards; oversight of quality  of clinical program—assure that coordination, implementation, and evaluation of clinical education is aligned with CoARC accreditation standards; provide direct didactic education to students in various Respiratory Therapy program courses.  The University of Michigan – Flint is a Non-Discriminatory, Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Required Qualifications*

Master’s degree in Respiratory Therapy or Health Related Field ; Registered Respiratory Therapist; three years’ full-time experience as a Respiratory Therapist;  three years’ experience as an instructor in Respiratory Therapy accredited program; experience in CoARC accreditation processes.  Candidates must exhibit proficiency in curriculum design, program administration, evaluation, instruction and have a strong commitment to cultural diversity.

Interested candidates must attach a resume which includes a cover letter along with work and education history.  Due to the faculty component of this position, also mail copies of transcripts to UM-Flint, Public Health and Health Sciences Department, 303 E. Kearsley Street, Flint, MI  48502.  Attention:  Dr. Shan Parker

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.