Director of Simulation
at University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

Institution:
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
Published:
June 06, 2024
Location:
3500 Victoria Street Pittsburgh, PA 15261 United States
Category:
Clinical Education
Job Type:
Full-Time

Description

The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing seeks qualified applicants for a full-time, non-tenure stream faculty member for the Director of Simulation.

Candidates should apply online at join.pitt.edu and search for the requisition number: 24002201

The Director of Simulation leads the development, design, implementation, and evaluation of simulation-based educational initiatives. The Director will provide comprehensive strategic and operational planning and be responsible for identifying opportunities for innovation, funding, and research. The Director of Simulation will also ensure that simulation-based learning experiences meet the INACSL Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best PracticeTM.

Faculty members are employees of the University and receive dedicated time and resources to perform scholarly work, travel to present their work at professional conferences, and have opportunities to pursue specialty certification and faculty practice.

Qualifications for non-tenure stream faculty positions include an earned doctorate (PhD or DNP) and eligibility for RN licensure in Pennsylvania. Salary and academic rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

 Position Responsibilities

  • Provides operational and strategic planning;
  • Collaborates with members of the simulation programs to design, develop, deliver, and evaluate engaging and immersive simulation activities and initiatives for SON students;
  • Ensure simulation experiences are aligned with the overall mission of the School and the standards of the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE);
  • Provides faculty development in educational practices using simulation;
  • Participates in the development and writing of grants to support and enhance simulation education offerings at the SON;
  •    Develops and enforces policies and procedures to ensure the safe, effective, and efficient use of the simulation lab space, equipment, and supplies;
  • Promotes and supports simulation research activities and evaluation of student learning;
  • Ensures that quality assurance systems are in place, utilized, and effective;
  • Prepares reports on program activities, standards, and accreditation requirements;
  • Supervises simulation center personnel (Operations Manager, Simulation Specialists, Administrative Personnel);
  • Provides an evaluation plan to assess student learning outcomes, faculty performance, and simulation scenario effectiveness; and
  • Participates in professional activities to maintain expertise in the ever-evolving field of healthcare simulation.

 Minimum Qualifications Across All Ranks:

  • Three (3) to five (5) years of clinical experience and at least two (2) years of teaching experience or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
  • Certification as a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE).
  • Current knowledge of patient simulation technologies.
  • Current knowledge of simulation education in health care professions.
  • Experience in curriculum development using best educational pedagogy and/or instructional design principles.
  • Possess self-initiative and strategic thinking skills to improve the program and monitor the progress of work projects.
  • Experience and comfort with computerized learning management systems.
  • Ability to work independently and with faculty and students from different disciplines and educational levels with strong analytical, interpretive, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  •  Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivation, creativity, and high standards of professional performance.
  • Must be able to be able to build and unify teams effectively.

Minimum Qualifications by Rank:

Assistant Professor – A) An earned doctorate (PhD or DNP) in nursing or a related field (with a graduate degree in nursing) is required. B) Evidence of or potential for excellence in clinical and/or classroom teaching, mentoring, and engaging students with inclusivity. C) Demonstrated expertise in the area of nursing or expertise in a related substantive area. D) Evidence of potential to produce scholarly work. 

Associate Professor – A) An earned doctorate (PhD or DNP) in nursing or a related field (with a graduate degree in nursing) is required. B) Evidence of or potential for excellence in clinical and/or classroom teaching, mentoring, and engaging students with inclusivity.  C) Evidence of sustained scholarly productivity as indicated by publications, grants, or any other validating material. D) Expertise recognized at the national/international level. 

Professor – A) An earned doctorate (PhD or DNP) in nursing or a related field (with a graduate degree in nursing) and certification in an area of specialization is required. B) Evidence of sustained excellence as a teacher (classroom and/or clinical). C) Evidence of or potential for excellence in mentoring and engaging students with inclusivity.  D) Evidence of sustained scholarly productivity as indicated by publications, grants, or any other validating material. E) Expertise recognized at the national/international level and has sustained knowledge and reputation in an area of specialty. F) Demonstrates sustained commitment to community services related to professional expertise. 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Certification as a Healthcare Simulation Educator - Advanced (CHSE - A)
  • Certification as a Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS)

 

Since its founding in 1939, the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing has provided faculty and students with the resources and support to generate new healthcare knowledge and the educational foundation to conduct evidence-based practice, engage in scholarly activities, and translate knowledge to improve the delivery of healthcare.

As one of the nation’s distinguished schools of nursing, the resources of the school constitute an invaluable asset for the intellectual, scientific, and economic enrichment of healthcare in Pennsylvania, the nation, and throughout the world.

 The University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing receives millions of dollars in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding each year; and receives top rankings from several organizations – current rankings include:

    • 13th in NIH funding among public and private universities
    • 11th (tie) best Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program by US News & World Report
        • 2nd Ranked DNP - Nurse Anesthesia program
        • 5th Ranked DNP - Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program
    • 14th (tie) Best Online Nursing Master’s (MSN) program by US News & World Report
    • 10th best Bachelor of Science in Nursing program by US News & World Report
    • 28th in the world by QS World University Rankings by subject

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates should apply online at join.pitt.edu and search for the requisition number: 24002201

For more information on the School of Nursing, visit nursing.pitt.edu.  

  

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

 The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.


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