Nursing: Director of the Clinical Learning Center (tenured/tenure-track)

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POSITION: A tenured or probationary tenure-track faculty position is available in the Department of Nursing in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences to serve as Director of the Clinical Learning Center.  The department seeks a dynamic candidate with expertise in nursing education and simulation who is committed to teaching excellence and to maintaining an active program involving undergraduates.  This appointment begins with the 2018/2019 academic year, August 27, 2018. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in the area of nursing by August 20, 2018.  (ABD applicants may be considered but must complete the terminal degree by March 20, 2019.)  Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching and scholarship.


•      Research experience with nursing education and simulation

•      Demonstrated leadership responsibilities

•      Grant writing skills

•      Certification in Simulation Education preferred


The Director of the Clinical Learning Center is a full-time academic year tenured/tenure track position in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences (CONHS) with a 50% summer appointment. This position supports the Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs and the graduate programs in the development and implementation of simulation and other learning activities in the Clinical Learning Center. Support includes assisting faculty with designing, teaching and evaluating clinical learning experiences in the Learning Center; facilitating student learning during open lab sessions; managing the overall activities of the Learning Center; and developing best practice guidelines for simulation aimed at student success. This position works closely with the Associate Director of the Clinical Learning Center and supervises skills lab assistants and student assistants in the lab. The Director of the Clinical Learning Center works under general supervision and reports to the Chair of the Department of Nursing.


•      Teach the equivalent of at least 3 credits per year.

•      Assist faculty with teaching and evaluation of lab courses and simulation.

•      Facilitate student learning during open lab sessions for students.

•      Collaborate with Associate Director of the Clinical Learning Center to foster the expansion of Inter-professional education (IPE).

•      Collaborate with Associate Director of the Clinical Learning Center to provide staff development in simulation.

•      Stay current with technological advances and trends in nursing education, simulation and health care.

•      Collaborate with the Associate Director of the Clinical Learning Center for development, implementation, and evaluation of simulation experiences for students in clinical lab and didactic settings.


•      Develop own program of scholarship for clinical learning and simulation.

•      Facilitate/support faculty scholarship for clinical learning and simulation.

•      Support faculty research in the area of clinical learning and simulation.

•      Submit grants to secure external funding related to the Clinical Learning Center.

•      Collaborate with the Chair of the Technology & Facilities Committee to submit internal grants (e.g., lab modernization and CRIT grants).


•      Attend department meetings on a regular basis.

•      Share curriculum committee representation (UGCC & GCC ex-officio) with the Director of the Clinical Learning Center.

•      Serve on the Technology & Facilities committee.

•      Support and promote UWEC simulation program in community and academic settings through conferences, presentations, and networking opportunities.


•      Collaborate with the Associate Director of Clinical Learning Center to develop a strategic plan for simulation program development and evaluation.

•      Collaborate with the Associate Director of Clinical Learning Center, Department Chair, Graduate and Undergraduate program directors, and faculty to develop a coordinated plan to accommodate courses, student practice, and general use of the skills lab, simulation rooms, and clinic areas.

•      Collaborate with Course Coordinators to maintain current lab set-ups and guidelines.

•      Collaborate with Skills Lab Coordinator at the MF site to maintain equitable equipment and supplies at both sites.

•      Collaborate with the Associate Director of Clinical Learning Center to staff simulation sessions at both sites.

•      Collaborate with Course Coordinators and faculty to stay current with area trends in nursing care equipment and supplies.

•      Orient faculty, students, and others to skills laboratory areas, equipment, and supplies.

•      Submit annual report on use of laboratory facilities and equipment (including CPR, other departments, and community) to the Nursing Department Chair.

•      Maintain schedule for use of skills lab (212, 212A, 234), simulation rooms (222, 224, 246A, 246B, 246) and clinic rooms.

•      Develop requests to purchase new equipment and learning media for skills lab at both sites.

•      Communicate with College budget manager, purchasing agents, and vendors to obtain supplies and equipment for lab courses, simulation, and skills lab operation.

•      Supervise and assist skills lab assistants and students to maintain clean, orderly skills lab and simulation lab environments.

•      Schedule skills lab assistants and students for set-up and take-down of course labs and simulation sessions.

•      Evaluate skills lab assistants and student performance.

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Nursing offers BSN, BSN completion, MSN, and DNP programs of study.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Nursing: Director of the Clinical Learning Center position (Job ID # 14032) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to: Rachel Merkel, [email protected]

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by March 1, 2018.  However, screening may continue until position is filled. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process.  A criminal background check is required prior to employment.

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Job No: 14032
Posted: 2/27/2018
Application Due: 5/1/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience