The Department of Respiratory Therapy in the Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions at Georgia State University in Atlanta invites applications for a 9-month tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The Program in Respiratory Therapy is a fully accredited program with approximately 60 students per class. The department is comprised of 9 full-time and several part-time faculty and staff.

The position offers an exciting opportunity to begin or further a career in respiratory therapy/pulmonary/tobacco education in a large, well-established program.  Baccalaureate, Master and PhD degree programs are offered in respiratory therapy. Join a team of well-respected faculty, with over 170 students and multiple large, well-equipped clinical sites.  Teaching is valued and collaboration is required.  The Department of Respiratory Therapy is located in a large urban university and affiliated with major medical centers throughout the metro Atlanta area and United States.

Teaching, student laboratories and research laboratories in the Department of Respiratory Therapy are housed in the Parker H. Petit Science Center.  Opened in March 2010, this 50,000 square-foot state of the art facility houses programs in biology, chemistry, nursing, nutrition, public health, respiratory therapy and the Georgia State University Neuroscience Institute.  Additional information about the Department of Respiratory Therapy can be found at this URL: http://rt.gsu.edu/

Applicants for this position will develop or advance a focused program of funded research and teaching in the graduate program. Possible courses include Research Methods and Statistics.  Other responsibilities include student advisement and mentoring, as well as service. Minimum qualification includes: PhD, ScD, EdD, or equivalent research doctoral degree. While a preference will be given to registered respiratory therapists (RRT), other health-related disciplines are encouraged to apply. Prior teaching and clinical experience are desirable. Preference is given to those with at least 2 years of clinical and/or didactic teaching experience and experience with publications and scientific presentations. Respiratory Therapy candidates must be eligible for licensure in Georgia.

Georgia State University is the Southeast’s leading urban research institution with over 20 academic units and grants degrees in more than 200 programs. Georgia State University recently was ranked as the most innovative public university in the U.S. offering educational opportunities for traditional and nontraditional students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels by blending the best of theoretical and applied inquiry, scholarly and professional pursuits, and scientific and artistic expression.

Salary is competitive and is commensurate with experience and qualifications. A benefits package that includes major health, dental and life insurance and state pension is offered.

Screening and review of applications begin immediately. The search will remain open until the position is filled. The position will begin August 2023.

To apply, please provide the following information:

1.       Letter of application, summarizing your experience and qualifications for the position

2.       Curriculum vitae

3.       Final candidates will be asked to provide contact information for three references and an official transcript of all degrees completed.


Submit electronic applications to Mr. Joshua Roach at jroach6@gsu.edu. Please include Respiratory Therapy Search Committee, Log#23-084 in the subject line.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Doug Gardenhire, Chair of the Department of Respiratory Therapy at dgardenhire@gsu.edu.


Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action university and accommodates individuals with disabilities. All applicants must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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