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Simulation Instructor, School of Nursing

University of Portland
September 25, 2019
Portland, OR
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The University of Portland's School of Nursing welcomes applications for a full-time Simulation Instructor to join its diverse team. Forward-thinking, creative faculty with expertise in clinical teaching, psychomotor skills, nursing education, simulation, informatics and/or clinical technology are encouraged to apply. The University of Portland’s School of Nursing welcomes applications for a full-time Simulation Instructor.

This is a full-time faculty position with benefits. Benefits include: medical & dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, sick time, tuition remission benefits starting after 90 days (employee) or 2 years (spouse and children) of employment, retirement contributions after 2 years of employment, and eligibility for the University’s home purchase assistance program. (Please note that eligibility for all University benefits is subject to applicable policies, practices, and requirements.)

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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Faculty joining the School of Nursing's Simulated Health Center will participate in multiple on-campus clinical settings and will have a range of teaching duties unique to these settings.

Duties when assigned to on-campus clinical in skills-lab:

Responsible for the direct delivery of skills-focused content designed to facilitate the practice of psychomotor skills that support the student, curriculum and School of Nursing.

Setup, re-setting and tear down of skills lab activities and equipment as needed.

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Facilitate the delivery of all assigned skills lab activity objectives.

Provide regular feedback regarding instruction delivery and efficacy to the Skills Lab Manager and Director of the Simulated Health Center.

Ensure evidence-based practice and quality care standards are integrated and within learning activities.

Participate in all faculty development and training sessions as scheduled.

Duties when assigned to on-campus clinical in simulation:

Coordinate the operation of simulation assets to ensure high quality simulation is delivered to students.

Facilitate simulation in an evidence-based manner that supports the simulation’s objectives and the psychological safety of the participating students.

Direct simulation technicians, student workers, assigned staff and other sim participants to ensure fidelity and the adherence to simulation goals and policies.

Facilitate high quality debrief exercises with student learners when assigned.

Provide regular feedback regarding instruction delivery and efficacy to the Simulation Operations Manager, Simulation Content and Faculty Development Manager and Director of the Simulated Health Center.

Participate in other roles within the Simulated Health Center and activities as needed and assigned.

Participate in all faculty development and training sessions as scheduled.


Educational, Experience & Licensing Requirements:

- Required: A Master's degree in Nursing.
- Required: Eligible for Oregon RN licensure.
- Preferred: Nursing Education expertise.

Please submit the following PDF documents with your online application:

1. Cover letter explaining your interest in the position;

2. Curriculum vitae;

3. Statement of teaching philosophy, including a discussion of how you have supported or would support the success of students of diverse backgrounds via teaching-related methodologies;

4. List of three references with contact information.


Notice of University requirements regarding offers of employment and background investigations: Offers of employment by the University are in in writing and signed by the head of the Office of Human Resources and the President, the Provost, or a Vice President. Any offers of employment that do not meet these requirements are not final and are contingent on final approval by Human Resources and receipt of a written offer of employment that meets the previously-stated requirements. A background investigation process is required before final hiring procedures can be completed for all faculty and staff positions. Any offers received before a background investigation is successfully completed are not final and are contingent on successful completion of a background investigation.

For those requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: Applicants who have a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation regarding the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources (503) 943-8484.

The University’s mission and EEO statement: Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university with a mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership. The University of Portland is an equal opportunity employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. The University of Portland does not discriminate in its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs, or employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by and consistent with the law. Please see the University’s full

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