St.  Catherine University

Director of Clinical Education - Respiratory Care Faculty

Jun 07, 2021
Aug 05, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
The Respiratory Care Program at St. Catherine University invites applications for a full time, tenure track, Assistant Professor position with a 12 month contract to be the Director of Clinical Education.

Situated in the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health ( HSSH ), the Respiratory Care Program has been a leader in respiratory therapy education for more than 45 years. Our faculty work collaboratively to support students who are passionate about social justice and plan to use their education and training to lead and influence positive change in their communities. This position is the Director of Clinical Education ( DCE ) for the Respiratory Care Program and works in cooperation with the Program Director to establish clinical sites, select and evaluate those sites, and facilitate ongoing development of communication between clinical sites and clinical faculty.


  • Prepare Respiratory Care students for graduation through excellent clinical education.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Respiratory Care program, the clinical education sites and the community.
  • Coordinate and teach the equivalent of eight courses (32 credits) of clinical education courses as well as general allied health courses over a calendar year.
  • Evaluate students' performance, in cooperation with other program faculty, to determine their ability to integrate didactic and clinical learning experiences and to progress within the curriculum.
  • Select clinical learning environments that demonstrate characteristics of sound patient/client management, ethical and professional behavior, and that are current with respiratory care practice.
  • Evaluate each clinical education site through student feedback, on-site visits, and ongoing communications with routine sharing of information with academic and clinical faculties.
  • Provide feedback to clinical educators concerning their effectiveness in delivering clinical learning experiences based on student feedback and through direct observations.
  • Engage in service to the Respiratory Care Department, the HSSH , the University and the respiratory care profession by participation and leadership in standing or ad hoc committees.

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Registered and licensed Respiratory Therapist with eligibility for licensure in Minnesota
  • Master's degree in healthcare, education, or related field from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. If a candidate is currently enrolled in this Master's degree program and will finish within two years, this could also satisfy the education requirement.
  • Four years of experience as a Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Two years of experience in clinical respiratory care
  • Two years of experience teaching in an accredited respiratory care program either as an appointed faculty member or as a clinical preceptor.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Licensed Respiratory Therapist in Minnesota
  • Member of the NBRC , AARC
  • Experience and/or training in online teaching including both online learning pedagogies and LMS management.
  • Active in professional activities at local, state, and/or national levels.

We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at or 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for FACULTY

Visit St. Kate Careers to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Renee Portmann at . Applications will be considered as they are received.

Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID -19 vaccination series unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit .

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit:

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