Open Rank Clinical Faculty - Respiratory Care

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: College of Health Sciences

About Us:

The Department of Respiratory Care in the College of Health Sciences at Boise State University invites applications for a 9-month clinical-track position. This position is open-rank and rank will be awarded commensurate with experience in teaching. This position is primarily responsible for teaching in the four-year, on-campus Bachelor of Science Degree Entry-Level Program.

The Department of Respiratory Care offers three programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. At the undergraduate level, the department is home to an entry-level, Bachelor of Science Degree Program which, upon successful completion, qualifies students for the examinations of the National Board for Respiratory Care. The department also offers an online RRT to Bachelor of Science Degree Advancement Placement Program for students who are Registered Respiratory Therapists and who have earned an Associate’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution. At the graduate level, the department offers an online Master of Science in Respiratory Care Degree Program, designed for RRTs who hold a valid credential and a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. The department is housed in the School of Allied Health Sciences, which also houses programs in Public Health and Population Science, Kinesiology, Radiologic Sciences, and Genetic Counseling. The School of Allied Health Sciences is one of three schools in the College of Health Sciences that also includes the Schools of Nursing and Social Work.

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care Entry-Level Program faculty member has the primary responsibility for teaching on-campus students in a designated area of specialization. Active engagement in Program, School, College, and University service is also expected. They will be faculty and content expert for selected courses and will be responsible for performing quality assurance tasks every semester for face-to-face, hybrid, online and/or clinical courses.  The successful candidate must be able to reside in the Boise valley for in-person instruction. 

This position is an annual, 9-month contract.

Level Scope:

A faculty member in this position will be a member of the non-tenured faculty. Clinical Assistant Professor is the usual entry-level rank for individuals who hold an advanced degree, have demonstrated experience in a clinical area, and have some teaching experience. The rank of Clinical Instructor is reserved for a newly employed individual without a terminal degree who occupies a Clinical Faculty position.

Essential Functions:  

The major responsibility of the clinical faculty involves teaching students in both academic and clinical settings, supervising clinical experiences, facilitating simulation-based experiences, and engaging in professionally-related service. While they may, they are not required to participate in research or scholarship activities as part of their regular assignment. The essential duties and responsibilities of clinical faculty are assigned by the academic Department Chair. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree
  2. Holds valid Registered Respiratory Therapist credential

  3. Licensed as a Respiratory Therapist in the State of Idaho, or ability to acquire licensure in Idaho

  4. Teaching Experience in Respiratory Care within the last five years

  5. Experience teaching in the hybrid and/or online learning environment

  6. Demonstrates and maintains competence in area(s) of specialty 

  7. Exposure to development of learning objectives, assessment measures, and curriculum design in a variety of educational environments

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Masters degree - required within 5 years of start date

  2. Three years of teaching experience

  3. Demonstrates development of advancement in education 

  4. Experience with a Learning Management System, preferably Canvas

  5. Successful completion of at least one (1) NBRC specialty credentialing examination

  6. Experience with or strong interest in high-fidelity simulation


  1. Demonstrate ongoing teaching effectiveness, best practices and professional commitment to teaching in a variety of environments, evidenced by positive student evaluations and staff feedback.

  2. Make substantial and innovative teaching and service contributions to the program.

  3. Serve as a content expert in specific courses and/or areas of expertise.

  4. Perform Quality Assurance tasks every semester. 

  5. Is a member of the Entry-Level Program Team and provides input into curriculum development and implementation of courses related to the entry-level curriculum.

  6. Participate in faculty meetings and facilitate other meetings, via video conference or on campus, as requested by the Program Director and/or Chair.

  7. Provide input into the Entry-Level Program student learning needs to the Program Director, the Chair and the rest of the Program Team, as appropriate.

  8. Develop and maintain a positive working relationship and timely communication with the Program Director, the Chair and the rest of the faculty, staff, students, and community stakeholders.

  9. Apply appropriate University, College, School, Department and Program policies and regulations.

  10. Participate in ongoing professional development in areas of teaching, content specialty, and certifications, as appropriate.

  11. Develop and maintain assigned courses using the LMS (Canvas) formats.

  12. Provide students with constructive, encouraging, and corrective feedback.

  13. Be accessible to students and respond promptly to student questions in person, through email, wireless/cellular technology, or scheduled office hours including arranging, when necessary, additional time for appointments. 

  14. Demonstrate excellent organizational and time management skills with attention to meeting deadlines.

  15. Display a professional, optimistic, encouraging, coaching manner in face-to-face and online/video communications. Be present on-campus to facilitate communication, accessibility, and relationship building with the program faculty, staff, and students as allowable and determined by the Program Director and/or Chair.

  16. Treat all stakeholders with dignity and respect, and work collectively on an ongoing basis to build and maintain a community that understands, celebrates, and values diversity, and expects and fosters inclusivity at all levels. Assist with student recruitment, interviews, and academic advising.

  17. Establish and maintain the integration of high-fidelity simulation into the Entry-to-Practice program


Will be negotiated upon acceptance of the position. This 9-month position is a clinical track position that typically has an average teaching/service load of 30 work-load units throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. Negotiation of workload allocation to support research or other interest, which further the departmental mission, is at the discretion of the applicant and Department Chair. 

Salary and benefits:  

The salary range is $52,000 - $58,000 commensurate with experience, plus an excellent benefits package is available for eligible employees. For more information visit: .

Required Application Materials: 

Applications must include a curriculum vitae and a cover letter. Please include an educational lesson on a topic for entry-to-practice respiratory care students. This should include objectives, learning materials, and a minimum of one assessment. 


For questions related to the position, please contact Alyssa Zemke, Search Committee Chair at

Closing Date:  The deadline for applications is January 9th, 2023, at 11:59 PM MST.

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