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Respiratory Care Program Director and Instructor


Lawton, OK
ID: F1278N


Applications are being accepted for the position of Respiratory Care Instructor and Program Director. This position carries with it a 12 month appointment and includes teaching courses in the Associate in Applied Science in Respiratory Care program and serving as the Program Director. Teaching duties will be fulfilled during fall, spring and summer class sessions. The duties of the Program Director are specified by the accrediting agency for respiratory care, the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). Some travel to clinical sites may be expected in the course of providing oversight in the program.


About the Program:

The A.A.S. in Respiratory Care program is accredited by 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 six 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 14 months of coursework and clinical experience. A new cohort is selected during the late spring and begins the program in August of each year.


Duties of the Program Director:

The Program Director (PD) reports to the chair of the Department of Agriculture, Biology & Health Sciences at Cameron University. The PD will work closely with the department chair and the Director of Clinical Education and is responsible for all aspects of the program, both administrative and educational. Administrative aspects include: fiscal planning, continuous review and analysis, planning and development, and the overall effectiveness of the program. Educational responsibilities include: teaching, curriculum development and review, etc. There must be evidence that sufficient time is devoted to the program by the PD so that his or her educational and administrative responsibilities can be met.


Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications for the position include (1) graduate of an accredited program (Associate's or Bachelor's degree level) in respiratory care; (2) Bachelor's degree either in respiratory care or related area; (3) current RRT certification; (4) current state license or ability to receive one in a timely manner; (5) minimum of four years of experience as  a Registered Respiratory Therapist with at least two years of experience in clinical respiratory care; and (6) minimum of two years of experience teaching in an accredited respiratory care program either as an appointed faculty member or as a clinical preceptor.


Preferred Qualifications:

Desired qualifications include: (1) two or more years teaching in higher education and (2) a master's degree in Respiratory therapy or related field, or interest in pursuing a Master's degree.



Commensurate with experience and qualifications.



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:



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 others. 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


All applications must be submitted electronically. Attachments should include a cover letter indicating experience applicable to position, resume or CV, transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at this point), and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.


Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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