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Director of Simulation and Skills Labs

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Faculty

Official Title: Assistant Professor
Business Title: Director of Simulation and Skills Labs
Employment Class: Faculty
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: Competitive
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: Tenure-track
Position Summary:

The College of Nursing is seeking an outstanding nursing candidate as Director of the Simulation Training Center and Skills Labs. The position is responsible for coordinating, developing, implementing, and evaluating simulation learning experiences for all nursing programs. This is an exciting opportunity to direct simulation activities in a well-established College of Nursing with approximately 700 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in academic endeavors which include managing the simulation training center, undergraduate and graduate skill labs, and instruction to students that supports clinical skill acquisition. The successful candidate will encourage and cultivate an ethos of learning where mutual respect and responsibility for the student experience is highly regarded. Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. 

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  1. Leads the integration of simulation/instructional technologies in the College of Nursing (CON)
  2. Facilitates and monitors electronic and simulation needs; provides recommendations to CON administration for the purchasing of required items for program technology
  3. Uses evidence-based models to design, implement, evaluate, and standardize educational programs for faculty/staff development in the use of clinical simulation, debriefing, and assessment.
  4. Supervises Simulation Training Center staff and student workers including performance evaluations, scheduling, and payroll.
  5. Mentoring faculty, clinicians, and staff in the design of curriculum involving clinical simulation.
  6. Institutes continuous quality improvement strategies for simulation program improvement.
  7. Inspires the advancement in simulation technology.
  8. Collaborates with faculty to develop simulation scenarios that reflect current practices in nursing and healthcare.
  9. Strong commitment to high academic standards, and ability to provide leadership in maintaining and strengthening academic excellence
  10. Prepare the CON to meet INASCL standards and lead accreditation efforts related to simulation and skills labs.
  11. Maintain professional competence through such activities as nursing practice, continuing education programs, conferences, workshops, seminars, academic courses, research projects, and professional writing.
  12. Chair the Equipment and Simulation Committee including scheduling meetings and submitting minutes.
  13. Develop and maintain relationships with community partners and outside agencies to promote utilization of the Simulation Center.
  14. Teach at the baccalaureate and/or graduate level as needed.
  15. Attend College of Nursing faculty meetings
  16. Responsibilities will be 49% administrative and 51% teaching within the pre and post licensure programs including theory, clinical, and simulation.
  17. Perform other duties as assigned
  1. Unencumbered Wisconsin State RN license
  2. At least 5 years clinical experience as a registered professional nurse
  3. Master’s Degree in Nursing 
  4. Experience in nursing education including simulation 
  5. A demonstrated record of professional and clinical nursing experience, simulation/skill lab experience, classroom instruction, clinical and /or academic research and publication, service to nursing, and scholarly development
  6. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  7. Proficient with Microsoft Office and Electronic Health Records 
  8. Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) preferred
  9. Ability to exert some physical effort, such as walking, standing, and lifting up to 25 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations.
  10. Manual dexterity
  11. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Cover Letter, CV, contact information for three references.

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by Monday, January 31, 2022, are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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Reasonable Accommodations

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or