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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 an administrative responsibilities in that successful applicant is responsible for coordinating the clinical education component of the program. 

The Department of Public Health and Health Sciences has three graduate and seven undergraduate programs (   including clinical degree programs in Nurse 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.


Clinical Education Coordinator (.2 FTE): Coordinate clinical education for the academic program for Respiratory Therapy degree completion program at UM-Flint; oversight of quality of clinical instruction at affiliate clinical sites; identify clinical/practicum sites for academic program; student placement, monitoring and evaluation student progress at clinical sites.

Clinical Assistant Professor (.8 FTE): Coordinate clinical program at affiliate clinical sites for the Respiratory Therapy degree completion program at UM-Flint ; coordinate, implement, and evaluate clinical education component of degree completion program in accordance with the CoARC accreditation standards; develop, revise and evaluate curriculum content and offerings in accordance with the CoARC accreditation standards; deliver didactic instruction to students in various Respiratory Therapy program courses.

Required Qualifications*

Master’s degree in Respiratory Therapy or Health Related Field ; Registered in Respiratory Therapy; three years’ full-time experience as a Respiratory Therapist;  two years’ experience as an instructor in Respiratory Therapy accredited program.  Candidates must exhibit proficiency in curriculum design, clinical instruction and evaluation, 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.