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Respiratory Care Director of Clinical Education


Lawton, OK
ID: T1278A

The Director of Clinical Education is responsible for organization, administration, continuous review, planning, development, and general effectiveness of clinical experiences for students enrolled in the Associate in Applied Science in Respiratory Care program. The Director of Clinical Education will have regular and consistent contact with students, faculty, and clinical affiliates regardless of program location. The Director of Clinical Education is a member of the Department of Agriculture, Biology, and Health Sciences faculty and will participate in the full range of departmental, school and university activities that are expected of all faculty members, including but not limited to teaching, advising, program assessment, participation in program accreditation activities, and recruitment and retention activities.  Job duties are conducted on the campuses of Cameron University and Great Plains Technology Center in Lawton, OK.  Regular travel to multiple clinical affiliate sites located in southwest Oklahoma is required. This is non-tenure track position with 12-month responsibilities, and includes a comprehensive benefits package, including mileage reimbursement for travel to clinical affiliate sites. This position reports to the Respiratory Care Program Director and to the Chair of the Department of Agriculture, Biology, and Health Sciences.



  • Responsible for scheduling clinical experiences for students at each clinical affiliate site.
  • Responsible for maintaining clinical records for each student, including evaluations, clinical competencies and clinical attendance.
  • Teach assigned courses in accordance with the course syllabus and continue to update and revise course content.
  • Responsible for organization, administration, continuous review, planning, development, and general effectiveness of clinical experiences.
  • Participate in the continued development of the program, evaluating and assuring clinical education effectiveness, and participate in budget planning and development.
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum, including preparation of class and clinical instructional material, class schedules, and maintenance of desirable classroom and clinical conditions.
  • Initiate, facilitate and maintain professional relationships with community Respiratory Therapy professionals, educational programs and advisory committees.
  • Participate in the Advanced Respiratory Therapist program admissions policies and procedures, student evaluation, and retention process.
  • Other job duties as assigned. 


Minimum Qualifications:

The Director of Clinical Education must

  • Have a degree from a regionally accredited college or university in respiratory therapy or its equivalent at either the associate or (preferred) baccalaureate level.  If the respiratory therapy degree is at the associate degree level then the director must have an additional baccalaureate degree in a closely related field.
  • Have and maintain, or be eligible and acquire, current Registered Respiratory Therapist credentials along with such professional licenses or certificates as are required by Oklahoma.
  • Have a minimum of four years experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist, of which at least two years must include experience in clinical respiratory care.
  • Have a minimum of two years experience teaching in an accredited respiratory care program either as an appointed faculty member or as a clinical preceptor.



Desired qualifications include: (1) Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT); (2) Master’s degree in Respiratory Care or related healthcare field; and (3) Relevant teaching experience in Respiratory Care or other related healthcare field.


SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.


About the Program: The A.A.S. in Respiratory Care program is accredited by the CoARC. It has been in operation continuously since 1999. Originally it operated as a consortium agreement between Cameron University and Great Plains Technology Center in Lawton, OK.  However, in 2015 program sponsorship moved to Cameron University and the program became an undergraduate degree program at Cameron University. The faculty members in the program are Cameron University employees and the students in the program are Cameron University students. The professional courses continue to be taught at Great Plains Technology Center, through a continuing partnership with Cameron University. Students engage in clinical practice at nine hospitals located across southwest Oklahoma and in Oklahoma City. The program currently is authorized to accept a maximum of thirteen students annually into the professional program, which encompasses 16 months of coursework and clinical experience. A new cohort is selected during the late spring and begins the program in August of each year.



Cameron University offers a wide variety of comprehensive programs to benefit our employees. We are proud to offer such benefits as paid medical coverage for our employees, ample time off and opportunities and employee tuition waiver programs. To view all benefits available to employees, visit:

INSTITUTION: Cameron University ( is a state-supported regional institution located in Lawton, Oklahoma, that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. Dedicated to excellence, the university provides a wide range of economic, cultural, and educational opportunities for the betterment of all citizens. Master's-level graduate degrees are offered in business, behavioral sciences, and education; baccalaureate programs are offered in more than forty disciplines, and associate degrees are offered in many other studies. The close proximity of Fort Sill contributes to an area rich in cultural diversity and provides the opportunity for frequent cooperative efforts. The combined community of Lawton/Fort Sill has a population of more than 100,000 and is located adjacent to the picturesque Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. A copy of the University’s Annual Security Report, listing crime statistics and university policies, is available by contacting the Office of Public Safety or by accessing the report online at


APPLYING: All applications must be submitted electronically.

Required Documents

  • Cover letter that includes availability
  • Current CV/Resume
  • Transcripts (Unofficial copies are acceptable at this time)
  • Three professional references (names, addresses and telephone numbers and/or email addresses)



Additional information about the department is available online at . You may also contact the department chair, Dr. Michael Husak, at (580) 581-2373 or at


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This position is located at 2800 W. Gore Blvd, Lawton, OK. View the Google Map in full screen.