Simulation Centers and Faculty/Staff Development

POSITION: This is a collateral (non‐tenure track) or tenure‐eligible faculty position with the rank of Assistant or Associate professor. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Academic Programs, the Director will have responsibility for leadership in integration of simulation throughout the academic programs of the School and the academic health sciences center. Rank is commensurate with experience and preparation.

 Doctoral degree, either research or clinical practice focused.
 At least one graduate degree in Nursing.
 Demonstrated effectiveness as a clinical educator, including development and use of clinical simulation.
 Evidence of leadership in implementing innovation and technology.
 Ability to plan, implement and evaluate complex systems and tasks.
 Evidence of effective supervision of staff.
 Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and to work cooperatively with others.
 Licensed or eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in Virginia.
 Experience in program grant development and management.
 Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

 Candidates with the following qualifications may be considered for tenure eligibility:
o Ph.D. in Nursing, Education, or a closely related discipline.
o Nationally recognized research program in an area related to simulation, clinical learning, or in an area related to the School's research foci.
o An established record of publication in high‐impact journals and success in securing external funding.

 Serves as the School of Nursing spokesperson for simulation within the academic health sciences and with nursing education/service colleagues at state and national levels.
 Leads curricular integration of state‐of‐the‐art instructional technologies/simulation throughout the academic programs of the school and with IPE initiatives.
 Designs and implements educational programs for faculty development in use of clinical simulation and innovations in clinical education.
 Seeks grant funding to support innovative simulation programs.
 Develops entrepreneurial initiatives related to clinical simulation that extends beyond academic programming.
 Teaches in the area of specialty.
 Demonstration of annual achievements in performance consistent with rank as well as those which would lead to promotion to a higher rank.

ABOUT US: The Clinical Learning Center (CLC) at the VCU School of Nursing expanded in 2006 with the opening of the new School of Nursing facility. It has become one of the most advanced and comprehensive clinical simulation centers on the East Coast. Recognized in 2010 as a Laerdal Center for Education Excellence, the CLC provides a wide array of resources and equipment for student, faculty, and community advancement. The VCU School of Nursing, established in 1893, is ranked among the top 20 schools nationally in NIH funding. The School offers Doctoral, Master’s and Baccalaureate degree programs. Virginia Commonwealth University is a Carnegie Doctoral‐Research University with a richly diverse community and a commitment to multicultural opportunities.
Located in Richmond, Virginia, VCU is within 100 miles of scenic beaches, majestic mountains, and the nation’s capital.

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Application Process: To apply for this position, please forward a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three professional references to:
By mail: Norrell Meeks Human Resources Administrator
VCU School of Nursing P. O. Box 980567
Richmond, Virginia 23298‐0567

By e‐mail:
Detailed information on all of our current vacancies can be found on our web site: Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.