Respiratory Care Program – Assistant Professor


The College of Health Professions at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) invites applications for a full time faculty position for Neonatal / Pediatrics in the Cardio-Respiratory Care program, Division of Respiratory and Surgical Technologies.  This is an ideal opportunity for a creative, resourceful individual to contribute to an established, high quality, bachelor’s degree program that enjoys an excellent national reputation, and strong institutional and community support.  This faculty position is a 12-month tenure or non-tenure track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor.

The Program

The UAMS Cardio-Respiratory Care program emphasizes high-quality classroom teaching combined with excellent clinical rotations at our affiliate partner institutions. The program demonstrates excellent accreditation outcomes and graduate success as the only program in Arkansas offering the Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Care.  The program is offered as a 5 semester full time or 8 semesters part-time track.  A degree completion program is also offered to Registered Respiratory Therapists wanting to earn a BS degree.

Admission into the CRC program is competitive and based on utilizing an individualized, holistic admission process that considers both academic and non-academic admission factors.

The curriculum emphasizes active learning methods that focus on integration and application of material and critical thinking skills. In-class sessions and labs incorporate problem-based and team-based learning, as well as inter-professional learning experiences.  The on-campus, state-of-the-art simulation center is utilized throughout the program to enhance student learning.

Faculty guided clinical instruction, advanced clinical rotations and clinical internships facilitate student proficiency in critical care, neonatal, pediatrics, and other specialized areas of respiratory care.

UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Salary and academic rank are commensurate with qualifications.


  1. Design and teach academic courses in area(s) of content expertise
  2. Teach academic courses outside of specialty expertise in support of program requirements
  3. Contribute to program and curriculum assessment and planning activities
  4. Bedside instruction and mentoring of students in clinical practicum rotations / internships
  5. Academic advising and student mentoring
  6. Contribute to program and curriculum assessment, planning, and recruiting activities
  7. Engage in scholarly and service activities, consistent with the professional expectations for core faculty
  8. Serve on Department and College committees and support the overall College of Health Professions community
  9. May perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in respiratory care, health science, education, leadership, or a related field, plus a minimum of four years’ experience as an RRT, with at least two years of contemporary experience in neonatal / pediatric care
  • Credentials as a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) by the National Board for Respiratory Care
  • Current Arkansas state license as LRCP or ability to obtain license
  • Specialty Credential in Neonatal/Pediatrics (NPS) by the National Board for Respiratory Care
  • Current BLS certification
  • Membership in the American Association for Respiratory Care
  • Strong communication, organizational, interpersonal, leadership and problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or higher in respiratory care, health science, education, leadership, or a related field
  • ACLS, PALS, NRP certifications
  • Experience with instructional technology within an on-line learning management system
  • Experience in pediatric and neonatal critical care (disease management / protocols)
  • Minimum of two years’ experience teaching in an accredited respiratory care program either as an appointed faculty member or clinical preceptor / instructor
  • Experience in inter-professional health care teams
  • Active involvement in professional activities at the local, state or national level.

This position is subject to a pre-employment drug screen.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Questions may be emailed to the Chair, Thomas D. Jones, Department of Respiratory & Surgical Technologies,

UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.

Physical Requirements

Stand: Occasionally
Sit: Occasionally
Walk: Occasionally
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 10 lbs or less
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Occasionally
Talk: Frequently
Hear: Continuously
Taste or smell: Never
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Classroom Setting, Inside Laboratory Environment, Inside Medical Facility Environment, Inside Office Environment
Noise Level: Quiet
Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: None