Continuing Track (CT) Simulation Center Director - Assistant/Associate Professor in Nursing

Newark, DE
Mar 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

University of Delaware

University of Delaware: College of Health Sciences: School of Nursing
Location: Newark, DE

Nurse Simulation Director

The School of Nursing at the University of Delaware announces an exciting opportunity for a full time continuing track Assistant/Associate professor to join an award winning faculty as the Simulation Center Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES: We seek a highly motivated, simulation expert to serve as the Director to lead and expand an interdisciplinary program of simulation in the School of Nursing (SON) and College of Health Sciences (CHS). The non-tenure track faculty member will lead the Center in developing a strategic plan that includes educational programming and innovation in teaching, and designing and implementing a research program and agenda for simulation. The Director will be responsible for ensuring best practices in all instructional and operational aspects of the Center including directing faculty and staff.

The Simulation Center Director reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Nursing and Health Care Innovation. Responsibilities include building on existing simulation programming in the CHS and SON including Healthcare Theatre, to promote new and innovative simulation experiences; using continuous evaluation and improvement methods guided by International Nursing Association of Clinical Simulation Learning (INACSL) best practice standards, to increasingly advance and grow the simulation learning environment; the oversight of the organization, recruitment, training and management of faculty and operational support staff, ensuring best practice standards of all faculty and staff operating in the simulation environment; and develop and implement a research agenda program for the Simulation Center. As other faculty in the continuing track, participation in scholarship and service activities is an expected part of the faculty role.

The School of Nursing ( is a thriving academic unit of 36 faculty, approximately 725 undergraduate students and 180 graduate students. The NMPCC, offering occupational and employee health and primary care to the community, is located in a brand new, spacious, state-of-the-art facility in the Health Sciences Complex on the University's Science, Technology, and Advanced Research (STAR) campus. The NMPCC has established collaborations to integrate primary care with mental health services in order to meet the needs of the community and state. The NMPCC also offers a telehealth Parkinson's Clinic and has an interdisciplinary approach to innovative and evidence-based healthcare. See for more information.

The School is part of the College of Health Sciences, which also includes the Departments of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Speech-Language Pathology, and Physical Therapy. The College has just opened an exciting new clinical research facility on the STAR campus in one of the nation's leading life science regions.

Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. with a railroad station in town, the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University (with very high research activity, a designation accorded to fewer than three percent of the degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), and with external funding exceeding $200 million. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students.

SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Faculty at the University have regularly received annual cost-of-living and merit salary increases and the benefits package is one of the best in the nation. Relocation funds are available.


QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in nursing or related health discipline is the required educational preparation with three to five years' professional experience in a clinical environment. Experience in planning, developing, implementing, evaluating, and customizing clinical educational or simulation programs is expected. Preference will be given to those with specific education in simulation, health technology, or instructional design. Ongoing maintenance of licensure and competency through continued clinical practice is expected.

Application Instructions

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS: Will continue until the positions are filled. Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence and references will not be contacted without the candidate's permission. Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. The letter of application and CV will be shared with the current faculty. For inquiries, contact: Kathleen Schell, PhD, RN, Search Committee Chair, phone 302-831-8366,

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

The University of Delaware does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to:

Susan L. Groff, Ed. D.,
Director, Institutional Equity & Title IX Coordinator
305 Hullihen Hall, Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-3666

For complaints related to Section 504of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, please contact:

Anne L. Jannarone, M.Ed., Ed.S.
Director, Office of Disability Support Services
Alison Hall, Suite 130
ewark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4643

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The Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act ("DDEA") prohibits discrimination against an applicant or employee based on pregnancy, childbirth, lactation or related conditions. If you believe that you have been subject to pregnancy discrimination or retaliation, please inform a manager as soon as reasonably possible. The University of Delaware is committed to providing a workplace free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and will take prompt action to investigate and remedy the situation, as necessary.

The DDEA also provides for reasonable accommodations of known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions, provided that the accommodation does not impose an undue hardship on the university. An employee need not be disabled to request such an accommodation. If you have a known limitation related to pregnancy that impacts your ability to satisfactorily perform the essential duties of your job, please inform your supervisor so that we can promptly begin the process of identifying a reasonable accommodation. Employees are encouraged to request a reasonable accommodation as soon as the need arises and prior to any performance issues. Employees will not be retaliated against for requesting or using a reasonable accommodation.


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