Executive Director
at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
April 21, 2023
3601 4th Street Lubbock, TX 79430 United States
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The Executive Director of the TTUHSC Simulation Program serves as an institutional leader and oversees the successful use and integration of simulation education across the institution. This full-time, 12-month administrative position with potential for faculty rank reports directly to the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Integrated Learning. The Executive Director works collaboratively with stakeholders and leadership across TTUHSC (administrative units, schools, and campuses) by supporting the effective use and integration of simulation in health care education as well as fostering interprofessional training opportunities best suited for simulated environments. The Executive Director will be given the authority and responsibility to establish the strategic priorities for the multi-site simulation program in collaboration with TTUHSC leadership and will have oversight of simulation program operations, marketing and development initiatives, research and assessment efforts, and the systematic expansion and integration of simulation across the institution.

The Simulation Program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) includes a group of interprofessional, multimodality centers and training sites with state-of-the-art learning environments, focused on evidence-based training pedagogies and debriefing processes. The simulation program provides a bridge between classroom learning and real-life clinical experience. We promote clinical excellence, patient safety, and faculty development through simulation and advanced technologies for the education, training, and assessment of TTUHSC students, residents, and faculty. There are designated centers on TTUHSC campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas, Lubbock, Midland, and Odessa with training sites in Mansfield, Austin, and San Antonio. Currently, a wide array of simulation-based activities is integrated into the curricula of many of our academic programs and implemented in a variety of campus locations. The Simulation Program is accredited in the areas of Assessment and Teaching/Education by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

Beginning in 1969 as the Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is now a six-school, comprehensive health-related university with campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas, Lubbock, and Midland/Odessa.

One of the two charter institutions of the TTU System, TTUHSC celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019 by being named to the 'Great Colleges to Work For' list and being ranked in the top 10 colleges as 'Best for Vets' by Military Times. Having trained over 30,000 healthcare professionals, TTUHSC continues to work diligently to meet the healthcare needs of those living in West Texas, neighboring states, and beyond.

Headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, TTUHSC's six schools are present on multiple campuses and sites across the western half of Texas, and offer online programs:

  • Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences – located in Abilene, Amarillo, and Lubbock
  • Jerry H. Hodge School of Pharmacy – located in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas, and Lubbock
  • Julia Jones Matthews School of Population and Public Health - located in Abilene and Lubbock
  • School of Health Professions – located in Amarillo, Lubbock, Midland, and Odessa
  • School of Medicine – located in Amarillo, Lubbock, and Odessa
  • School of Nursing – located in Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Dallas, Lubbock, Mansfield, Odessa, San Antonio

TTUHSC offers learners and residents the opportunity to expand their knowledge in programs that are at the forefront of healthcare education. The programs and state-of-the-art facilities give learners and residents the opportunity for hands-on research and clinical experience, and various collaborations with community entities provide learners with the practical knowledge that is vital to their success.
Today, TTUHSC enrolls approximately 5,300 students and serves approximately 2,300 distance education students across the nation. It boasts more than 30,000 alumni, 24 percent of whom remain in the university’s 108-county service area. TTUHSC leads Texas in graduating more healthcare professionals than any other health-related institution in the state.
Recognized as a "Great College to Work For - Honor Roll, "TTUHSC provides much more than just a job!  Ready for a rewarding career where you can develop and grow?  Join us as we change the future of health care.
Values-Based Culture
Carnegie Classification
Hispanic-Serving Institution
Major/Essential Functions

  • Identify new opportunities and initiatives related to the mission and vision of the TTUHSC simulation program.
  • Initiate and evaluate efforts aligned with the TTUHSC mission, vision, values, and strategic plan related to the use of simulation to enhance student learning.
  • Set the overall direction and strategy for the TTUHSC simulation program.
  • Oversee the identification and routine monitoring and assessment of strategic priorities, objectives, and targets for the simulation program.
  • Oversee the global operations of the TTUHSC simulation program, including simulation facility operations, administration, personnel, financial management, growth, research, efficiency, and strategic planning.
  • Provide oversight and direction to the simulation leadership team to ensure seamless operations for a complex array of professional development experiences.
  • Provide leadership to develop, mentor, and support simulation team members.
  • Provide leadership and guidance for TTUHSC’s simulation centers and instructional sites.
  • Secure, maintain, and extend TTUHSC’s accreditation through the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and ensure ongoing compliance with accreditation standards.
  • Refine quality improvement initiatives based on annual assessments and periodic feedback from campus stakeholders.
  • Manage complex interdepartmental and interdisciplinary relationships to ensure collaboration and effective/efficient operations within the simulation program.
  • Pursue development opportunities for the simulation and IPE teams to support simulation-based and interprofessional activities in collaboration with the Office of Interprofessional Education.
  • Develop entrepreneurial initiatives that extend beyond academic programming to optimize revenue and advance systems integration for best practices in simulation.
  • Serve as a simulation expert, educational consultant, and/or representative to internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Maintain professional growth and development that demonstrates national and international involvement and service in simulation associations through presentations, and/or publications.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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