Program Director of Master of Science in Respiratory Care


Position Title

Program Director of the Master of Science in Respiratory Care 


Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences 


Full-time/Exempt (12 months)

Position Summary

Jacksonville University, ranked as a Best Regional University by US News & World Report, invites applicants for a full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure accruing position for Director of the Master of Science in Respiratory Care (MSRC) program. The successful candidate will oversee administrative operation of the MSRC program. In addition, the successful candidate will provide leadership in faculty activities such as course direction and curriculum planning, as well as the coordination of faculty and staff professional development in MSRC. 

Essential Job Duties

Program Administration: 

  1. Reports to the BRCHS Dean 
  2. Establishes goals and objectives for all programmatic functions 
  3. Organizes all aspects of the MSRC program 
  4. Ensures quality of the MSRC program 
  5. Fosters communication through regular faculty meetings, consultation with the faculty, and consultation with community partners 
  6. Assures compliance with institutional, state, federal, and professional agency regulations and accrediting agency standards 
  7. Ensures compliance with the Rules of Governance of Jacksonville University and the Policies and Procedures of the College of Health Sciences by all members of the program faculty. 
  8. Participates in and develops community service programs 
  9. Assumes other duties related to the program director role as assigned by the BRCHS Dean 


  1. Establishes the optimal mix of faculty activities in the areas of teaching, administration, research and administration in a manner that allows for accomplishment of programmatic goals and objectives and recognizes the various specialties, expertise and career objectives of each faculty member. 
  2. Maintains a committed faculty through a recruitment program, which will promote diversity among members in the pursuit of excellence in practice, education, and research. 
  3. Assumes responsiblity for faculty and staff evaluation and development.    

Budget and Finance: 

  1. Defines and assures availability of resources (such as space, equipment, technical and clerical support) necessary to support the programs. 
  2. Makes recommendations to the Dean annually regarding the program budget and manages the program within the approved budget. 
  3. Develops sources of non-operational revenues such as endowments, grants, contracts and gifts.  

Educational Programs: 

  1. Provides oversight for the educational programs including: 
    • Marketing of programs and recruitment and selection of a diverse student body. 
    • Maintaining standards in all educational activities to include specialized programmatic accreditation and compliance with institutional, state, federal, and professional agency regulation and accreditation standards. 
    • Advising students. 
    • Presenting candidates for the degree of B.S. and M.S. in Respiratory Care. 
  2. Leads and provides oversight for development and evaluation of curricula.   
  3. Actively participates in the program teaching. 
  4. Develops continuing education and outreach programs appropriate to the program goals and objectives. 

Clinical Programs: 

  1. Serves as a liaison to the operations vice president, or designee regarding clinical programs and operational activities.  
  2. Assures the coordination of all clinical activities of the programs, appoints appropriate clinical leadership roles within the programs, and assures appropriate supervision of program members and students. 
  3. Assures coordination of clinical and operational activities of the programs with administration and with other appropriate departments and programs.  
  4. Assures the maintenance of program databases and the production of regular reports related to activities of the programs and its members.  
  5. Assures the development of operational and capital budgets for the operational and clinical activities of the programs.  
  6. Establishes and maintains appropriate clinical affiliate sites for students. 

Work Conditions

  • Primarily indoors except when traveling between campus buildings or being off-campus 
  • Some off-campus travel required 
  • Work is performed under minimum supervision and requires incumbent to exercise independence and discretion 
  • Occasional evening and week-end hours 

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines 
  • Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens 
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone 

Prerequisites Required for Position

Minimum Education Requirement

  • An earned master’s degree in respiratory care, health sciences, education, management or in a related field; an earned doctorate in a field appropriate to providing academic leadership for the respiratory care programs is preferred.  
  • Must be eligible for licensure as a respiratory care practitioner in the State of Florida and have the registered respiratory therapist (RRT) credential from the National Board for Respiratory Care.

Minimum Work Experience

  • At least four years of experience in the field, at least two of which must have been on the faculty of an accredited respiratory care educational program. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated abilities in teaching, research and scholarship, student advisement, committee service, management, and administration. 
  • Active in relevant professional associations; demonstrated leadership role in organizations or societies external to Jacksonville University related to the profession. 
  • Substantial experience in the clinical practice of respiratory care. 
  • Must be eligible for licensure as a respiratory care practitioner in the State of Illinois and have the registered respiratory therapist (RRT) credential from the National Board for Respiratory Care.

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

All Jacksonville University employees who work on campus must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Documentation will be requested during onboarding. Our full vaccination policy is available online.

To Apply

Qualified applicants, send a resume and completed application to