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Position Title
Simulation Specialist
Job Description

As part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who represent many faith systems and worldviews, Marian University seeks a Simulation Specialist. Reporting to the Dean of the Fred S. Klipsch Educators College, this position will promote our Catholic Franciscan mission and identity.

Marian University is a Franciscan Catholic, comprehensive, regional institution of higher education dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the liberal arts tradition and offers a multitude of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The university has experienced tremendous success and growth over the last decade and has an exciting opportunity for an Actor/Simulation Specialist to join our team of dedicated, mission focused individuals. The Simulation Specialist’s Job is to present everyday challenges (through the spoken dialogue of the avatars) for our aspiring educators to manage. This is an hourly position between 9:00-5:00, 37.5 hours per week on a schedule agreed to with the hire.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
A Simulation Specialist possesses a multi-faceted and unique skill set including:
  • Actively engages the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling the Franciscan Sponsorship Values, honoring the legacy of the founding congregation, promoting unity in diversity, and integrating the Catholic Franciscan intellectual traditions in courses, programs, and services.
  • Performing experience (acting, improvisation, standardized patient and/or role-playing)
  • The innate ability to listen and respond with sincerity, empathy, and emotional honesty
  • The ability to match and maintain distinct, realistic voices
  • The capacity to both understand and honestly portray diverse psychological profiles
  • A mastery of their actor’s instrument: voice, body, and imagination
Located within 10 minutes of downtown Indianapolis, Marian University is one of the nation’s preeminent Catholic institutions of higher learning, and ranks as one of US News & World Report’s top universities in the Midwest Region. Marian University was founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Indiana, and the Franciscan Values that the Sisters ingrained into the university’s culture are still prevalent today. The university has experienced tremendous growth in the past 15 years under the leadership of President Daniel J. Elsener, including the opening of the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013 – the state’s first new medical school in 110 years. Marian University’s football team has captured the NAIA national championship in 2012 and 2015. In 2016 and 2017, the women’s basketball team won back-to-back NAIA national championships. Marian University is also home to the most successful collegiate cycling program in the nation, which currently holds 42 national titles.
Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
  • Comfort with basic computer and video conferencing skills
  • Experience with (or interest in learning) gaming technology
  • Work in a mixed-reality virtual simulator
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a cover letter, a current resume, contact information for three professional references, and responses to the supplemental mission questions.

Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Preferred Qualifications

Please Review Marian University’s Mission & Identity Statement before responding to the supplementary questions on your application:

Physical Demands

Posting Detail Information

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Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please Review Marian University’s Mission & Identity Statement before responding to the supplementary questions on your application:

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https://marian.peopleadmin.com/postings/1175 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How do you think Marian University’s mission, as well as the Catholic Franciscan identity, will support your work as a professor/administrator?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * How will the work you do in your role at Marian University be different in light of the mission and identity of the University?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * How will you promote the success of those from marginalized groups?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * In what ways will your work promote and support transformational leaders that are trustworthy, healthy, skilled and inquisitive?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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